As the weather gets warmer, it is time for your skin to have its best face forward. Although skin care is the base to start with for any skin type to look the freshest during summers, make up can be played around as well. However, not everyone can nail the summer fresh look, especially in Indian summers.

Indian summers can be pretty harsh on our skin, especially when majority of makeup users are not loyal users of a good sunscreen. Tanning may not be a bad thing, even though some of us always wish for fairer, whiter and brighter complexion, it is essential to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to avoid further damage such as pigmentation, age spots and wrinkles.

A bad make up decision can also lead to allergic reactions in the summer, especially for those with sensitive skin. Make up can be fun if done right and as long as you avoid these mistakes, you can be assured of a sun proof/sweat proof make up all set to flaunt this summer.

Say YES! to Sunscreen

No matter how expensive your skin care is, it is all a waste if you are not protecting your skin with a good sunscreen. Sunscreens have been defamed for being greasy on the skin and leaving a white cast. However there are good sunscreens in the market meant for oily, combination or sensitive skin. You can also consult your dermatologist on the same for better prescriptions.

 

Prime it first

Use of primer has been introduced recently in India. It was introduced by bloggers and YouTubers who used it in their makeup tutorials. Primer is nothing but a pore filling product to make sure your make up doesn’t come in direct contact with your skin. It does not clog pores and protects the skin from the after effects of makeup products. Also it keeps make up on for a longer period.

 

Avoid the base blunder

The base of your make up needs to be spot on to avoid a blunder altogether. You can mostly keep it to a tinted moisturizer or BB (beauty banishing) cream to feel lighter and fresh but if you’re going full glam, choose a base that is oil free or powder and one that won’t oxidize. Cushion foundations can also be used to have a light and long lasting effect. If it still doesn’t work for you, ditch the foundation and simply go for a concealer for less product and better coverage.

 

Fair formulas

Shopping for makeup can make you go overboard or fall under the wrong influence by others’ recommendations. It is important you choose the right formula for your skin by checking the ingredients to figure out if you’re allergic to any. When we say to use powders it’s only to avoid grease and not cake up as it can end up into a disaster. Instead cream products won’t clump no matter how much you sweat provided they’re of good quality.

 

Go waterproof

Investing in waterproof makeup is a must as the formulas can help from the prolonged heat. Mascaras, eyeliners should be picked carefully during this time of the year.

 

Get weather ready

If you’re not sure how to go about make up in the summer, it is advisable to take some pro tips given by makeup artists. Try using two products for one task. For instance you can use the concealer as your base and to hide spots. Tints can be used on lips and cheeks, similar with eye shadows. Lips can go all matte with a liquid lipstick for an all day long wear. You can also use a highlighter to glow without any grease.

All in all your face is your playground and make up is a toy box to play with. Keep it fresh, colorful but do not forget to keep it healthy and safe. And if you still don’t want the hassle, go natural, because you’re flawless just the way you are!