Six shine busters to try this summer
I have to confess, I hate humidity. Sure my skin doesn’t feel dry and tight when there’s so much ambient moisture but all that water frizzes up strands and leaves the complexion looking greasy. So what’s a girl got to do to keep skin looking gorgeously matte when the temperatures soar? Glad you asked! Here are six shine busting skin tricks to keep you fresh faced and dewy this summer.
What? But moisturizer will add back shine you groan. Not true! Swap your cold weather hydrating cream for a light, water-based formula like Bottega Di Lungavita Dermoclarin Matte, a lightly textured cream specially formulated with Vitamins, Burdock extract and Shea Butter for controlling shine on oily skin.
Let humidity not be your excuse for not slathering up. Mineral-based or mattifying sunscreens not just sun protect but keep your skin matte and soak up excess oil. We like Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily Sun Block Pa+++ SPF-40, a revolutionary formulation that combines broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with skin lightening ingredients for a shine-free, non-greasy finish.
The best way to keep your foundation from sliding off in the heat! Primers are the canvas you need for your foundation or BB cream. Plus it creates a bond between your face and makeup so that it stays in place from a.m. to p.m. We love MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Correcting Cream that comes in an array of color correcting tints to fix a host of skin problems from redness to a sallow skin tone.
I know we all love our blotting paper and it’s advisable to keep a stash handy to pat down shine but true matte needs the big boys. Enter shine busting invisible powder. Go with a loose or compact formula as per your preference. Pat on when you feel shine coming on for a silky soft matte finish in a jiffy. We love the soft textured Natio Loose Powder that suits all skin types and is perfect for on-the-go touchups.
Yes, really. Sure, we’ve all heard about the danger of touching our faces with fingers that are the breeding round of breakout causing bacteria. The exception to this rule is emergencies when you are faced with an oily T zone and no blotting paper or powder in sight. Just scrub up with antibacterial hand wash (like Lifebuoy Clinicare Complete Hand Wash) then lightly pat your fingers across your oiliest spots to redistribute shine. Your face will look less oily and this handy move will prevent sebum buildup and clogged pores.
This food seasoning is also great for your skin. You know the magical qualities of bath salts when it comes to detoxing and relaxing sore muscles but sea salt has magical skin care qualities too. This natural antiseptic has skin loving minerals that help balance moisture levels. Stir a tablespoon of The Nature's Co. Kelp Sea Bath Salt in a cup of warm water and pour into a misting container. Spritz away when you sense a shine attack.