9 ways to beat the heat
Tips and tricks to keep your cool when you’re powering down and pulling out your make-up bag…
Embrace the hairdryer’s cool setting. Take a few mins when you’re fresh from the shower to blow cool air onto your face to really drop your temperature.
If you’re oily, opt for a mist instead of moisturiser. Urban Decay B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray, £10, soothes and balances skin.
If you can, wait to apply make-up until you’ve completely cooled down. It will be far less likely to slide off than while you’re still sweating.
Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, £55, is a calming mix of green botanicals that’s clinically proven to cool the skin by 2.8degrees – bye bye blotchiness.
Add a calming ingredient into your moisturiser. Our top three are: REN Evercalm Day Cream, £12, available at Marks & Spencer; Liz Earle Skin Repair, £8;and La Roche-posay Lotion, £14.
To reduce redness you might want to invest in a colour corrector. Remember, greens and yellows balance out reds. Life’s Little Corrector Kit by Benefit, £19.50, is a great allin-one with five cover-up shades to choose from.
So we’ve mentioned a matte moisturiser to counteract a supershiny face, but to de-shine for good, opt for a mattifying powder too. Lightly dust on with a brush so it doesn’t cake.
Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers (£18 with case included; refills £9) are a handbag essential. Get rid of any excess oils when your make-up is complete.
And don’t forget, rehydration from the inside helps skin too – lots of water, fresh juices, herbal drinks and coconut water will seriously do your skin the world of good.