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…

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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.

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