You know how hard it is to keep your makeup looking fresh in hot and humid weather conditions. Sawan is at its full swing in Islamabad and so is the humidity. To be honest all I wanna do is wear light clothing and be makeup free. But in order to look great without makeup, your skin needs to be prepped and cared for. A little effort goes a long way in having a glowy skin without slapping any makeup which by the way melts as the day passes in months of Sawan.
Look Great Without Makeup: Humid Weather Edition
Mix 2 tbsp coffee grounds (new, if possible) & 1 tbsp of brown sugar in 2 tbsp of coconut oil and gently exfoliate your face and neck using circular motions. After 7-8 minutes, wash off the residue using your favorite cleanser
Coffee has anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. It peels away the dead skin and makes it radiant and glowy. And coconut oil is a natural moisturiser which suits all skin types as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.
I am tired of using Clean&Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Wash but it works just fine and keep my pores clean.
3. Use a Toner
With a soft cotton ball, apply Rose water over your cleansed face to tighten your pores. I also use ice after toning my face to make it look plump and also to give a natural face lift.
There is a general misconception that in humid weather, moisturiser should be skipped as it might make the skin break out. This is a myth and skipping a moisturiser dehydrates skin which makes the skin produce even more sebum. The skin gets the survival message that it has to produce more sebum to get its hydration back as producing more sebum for an oily skin is its natural way.
Use the right kind of moisturiser for your skin type. I have been using Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream and it is great for normal to oily skin types.
Fair and Lovely or Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70. Personally for me, Fair and Lovely works better in a hot and humid weather.
6. What to Wear
Wear loose clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton and lawn.
7. What to Drink
Water what else !
8. What to Eat
Mangoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps the skin to self-repair. This means that eating mangoes will help prevent wrinkles so don’t shy away from indulging in mango parties !
Time to Evaluate
I think I have failed to look ‘great’ without makeup. My face looks clean but it does not have any glow even though I drenched my face in Rose water and then later rubbed ice on my face.
Let’s stand in front of a pretty backdrop with a pouty face and see if I look better?
My face never looks perfect just after I exfoliate and cleanse. So to make it look a little more lively, I had to wear some kajal and coconut oil as a balm for my lips.
At least my face feels comfortable in this humid weather! Enjoy the Summer Rain 🙂