Sweatproof and Heatproof Your Make Up

When humidity and heat are high, getting makeup to stay on is tough. Here are some tips:

Reduce, eliminate or change your moisturizer. You may not need it at all if you are sunscreening in the am. I still love the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel that contains no oil but attracts water. Or… try going to a light, organic oil-free moisturizer like the Eminence Sugar Plum Oil-Free Revitalizer.

Switch to powders for most everything.ColoreScience is a great powder hi-zinc sunscreen,and mineral powder makeups like the Jane Iredale are also helpful;

Carry the Shisheido blotting papers in your purse to blot extra oil. It looks better than caking on too many layers of powder.

Wear a less makeup in general and use a facial self tanner like the Sun Labs self-tanner as a base.

Sweat/waterproof mascara like Cannonball from Urban Decay is a must.

Dr. Irwin

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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