Heat wave alert! A wave of strong heat is gradually taking place in France, forcing men and women to adopt new actions to deal with this one-off episode. The beauty routine is not to be outdone, and must also be adapted to avoid all the inconveniences caused by such temperatures, starting with excessive shine and dilated pores. These three tips should allow you to maintain radiant makeup throughout the day despite the heat wave.
A (very) light makeup
Like on vacation by the sea, lighten up your makeup routine during episodes of high heat to let the skin breathe, and avoid the extremely sticky and shiny effect. If the ‘no makeup’ is gaining more and more followers in the world, many are still those who have not embraced this 100% natural routine to go to work. In this case, it is better to first turn to waterproof beauty products – eyeliner and mascara – so as not to end up with panda eyes before even setting foot in the open space. A golden rule not to be overlooked to enjoy long-lasting beauty in all circumstances.
For the complexion, it is better to favor light textures, such as BB and CC creams which will bring a host of benefits as a bonus, and perfect everything with a touch of mattifying sun powder for a tanned complexion without shine. During periods of strong heat, the primer – or base of foundation – is also essential since it allows you to hide all kinds of imperfections while helping to fix the foundation and other correctors for better hold. As for the lips, a simple gloss or a moisturizing balm seem essential during the day, while a matte and long-lasting lipstick will be appropriate in the evening.
A watchword: skincare
If facials are essential throughout the year, they should not be neglected in the event of a heat wave. This is the most important step in a beauty routine, since perfectly cleansed and nourished skin will be better able to receive its daily dose of makeup, and above all allow it to last for several hours despite the heat. The beauty routine should start with proper cleansing, carried out with a soap adapted to your skin type, then continue with the application of a serum or a cream with a light texture to even out the complexion and limit dilated pores.
When it is hot, it is possible to put your treatments in the refrigerator to increase their benefits and enjoy a most pleasant moment of freshness. A phenomenon that has gone viral on social networks, cryotherapy has a host of followers, and as many treatments inspired by this cold therapy are gradually arriving in our bathrooms. A simple ice cube, effective in tightening pores and fighting certain signs of aging, should be enough to refresh you at the start and end of the day.
Invest in nomadic products
If this roadmap will save you many disappointments, it is not the guarantee of a sunny day without errors. To put the odds on your side, it is better to have a few essentials on hand to get a makeover between two meetings, or appointments. Among the essentials to slip into your handbag are mists, fixers, and other mattifying sheets that will allow you to maintain a radiant complexion, without any shine, throughout the day.
If you don’t have any of these products, don’t hesitate to pat a tissue on the shiniest areas of the face (forehead, nose, cheekbones, chin) to absorb excess sebum, then apply a mattifying powder. These two gestures should allow you to face the heat wave without (too much) drooling.