Monsoon skin care tips: Know how to take care of Oily and Dry skin after scorching heat

New Delhi :  

Monsoon is a time where we feel the sudden change of weather giving people respite from scorching heat. It comes as a welcome break from the Intense heatwave but the accompanying humidity is known to play havoc with skin.

At this time the immunity level of the body becomes low. This season tends to infect the air, atmosphere, surroundings food and drinks that are the basic necessities for a person to live.

In the moist humid rainy weather Skin cannot be left behind and extra care should be taken. After bearing that extreme heat of the sun, those sunburns, tans, sweaty (and stinky) summer days this is the time when you have to get back to the original quality of skin.

 Know how to take care of Oily and Dry skin this Monsoon

So to combat this condition of your skin just follow these simple tips:

Dry skin type

-Drink as much water as you can.

-Make use of use rose water and glycerin to keep your skin healthy

– Do not make use of alcohol based toners

– Make sure that you moisturize your skin frequently

-Sunscreen lotion must be used even if the sun is not visible.

-Facials and bleaching make the skin rough during rains

Oily skin type

-Wash your face almost 3-4 times a day to get rid of the excess oil from your face

– Avoid using heavy cleansing products

– Use home remedies such as milk, lemon and honey etc that rejuvenates your skin and leaves it looking fresh and glowing.

– Use hot water to wash your face instead of cold or lukewarm water as it help in dissolving the oil on the skin in a better way

-Sunscreen lotion must be used even if the sun is not visible.

-Facials and bleaching make the skin rough during rains

MAKE-UP BUT NO MELTDOWN Wearing full make-up isn’t easy in the heat son here’s how to sit pretty as you swelter in the sun

But there is no need for a make-up meltdown. With clever tips and tricks you can make your face stay put.

Here, celebrity make-up artist LISA SLONEEM reveals how to melt-proof yourself for summer.

1. USE OIL-FREE MOISTURISER: This is an essential holiday beauty product for keeping summer skin hydrated without looking greasy.

Try La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat, £14.50. This moisturiser is the perfect base for make-up. It leaves your skin with a matte finish, reduces oil production, tightens pores and will improve your skin’s luminosity.

Keep summer skin hydrated without looking greasy with oil free moisturiser

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Keep summer skin hydrated without looking greasy with oil free moisturiser

2. PREP SKIN WITH A PRIMER: Primers refine pores and wrinkles, creating a smoother base for application of foundation – and reduce the need for heavy make-up, which also helps it stay on.

Try Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £26. This clear gel helps to smoothe the skin and blurs any flaws – it’s a regular favourite among make-up artists.

Create a smoother base for application of foundation with a primer

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Create a smoother base for application of foundation with a primer

3. GO WITH THE GLOW: In extreme heat it is better to let skin breathe by using cream-based products.

Try a full-coverage concealer that lasts. Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup SPF 15, £32.50, gives a great matte finish, conceals skin imperfections with 12-hour wear and protects from UV rays.

Let skin breathe with cream-based products

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Let skin breathe with cream-based products

4. THE PRE-APPLY TOUCH-UPS: Before reapplying make-up during the daytime, take down any excess oils with a blotting paper or tissue.

Try DHC Oil Blotting Paper, £4.50. These sheets work wonders to absorb and remove shine from the skin without also removing any make-up that you have applied earlier.

Take down any excess oils with a blotting paper or tissue

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Take down any excess oils with a blotting paper or tissue

5. WATERPROOF EVERYTHING: It is not only mascaras that have waterproof formulations. Eyeshadows, liners, brow products and even lipsticks mean you can go full-glam by the pool without worrying about panda eyes.

Try Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, £8.99. This highly pigmented gel liner is smudge-proof and sets to a waterproof finish.

Go full-glam by the pool without worrying about panda eyes

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Go full-glam by the pool without worrying about panda eyes

6. LASTING LIPPY: For a fresh and summery look, go with a tinted lip balm. A stain will provide a sheer wash of colour that won’t smudge.

But if you really want a more defined, opaque look, liquid lipsticks will have the staying power to withstand the heat.

Try Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, £5.99. With impressive staying power, this is kiss-proof, touch-proof and waterproof.

For a fresh and summery look go with a tinted lip balm

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For a fresh and summery look go with a tinted lip balm

7. EXTRA HOLD: A setting spray will go that step further to make sure your make-up won’t move. Think of it as hairspray for your face, keeping everything in place.

Try Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray, £23.50. It helps keep make-up looking perfect without melting, fading or settling into fine lines.

Make sure your make-up won’t move with a setting spray

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Make sure your make-up won’t move with a setting spray