It's that time of year again ladies...where our hair starts to frizz and our skin gets extra shiny. Sheesh! I wanted to give you some tips for trying to calm some of that shine down on your face during these humid summer days we are having. Let's get to it!!!
Boldijarre Koronczay who is the founder of Eminence Handmade Organic Skincare. When washing your face, make sure to use cold water especially if you have naturally oil skin. It helps shrink down your pores which helps eliminate the oil produced. He also suggested to keep your moisturizer in the fridge because it helps keep your skin matte longer. I never thought of that nor tried it so I'm really excited to try this out.
2.) Keep oil absorbing sheets with you in your purse. For some reason I tend to get really shiny midday at work and so about halfway through my work day I blot my face with these sheets and then apply some powder to help me resist getting greasy looking again before I leave for the day. You can pick these up at your local CVS, Jewel and Walgreens. The prices range from $5.00-$10.00 depending on the brand.
3.) Use Mineral Veil by BareMinerals. I love this stuff! I use these on top of my under-eye concealer to set it and at the end of applying all my makeup I brush this on my T-Zone, chin, and cheeks to finish off my makeup look every day. A little bit goes a long way and it's lasted me a year so far. On the plus side it's one of BareMinerals Top Rated Customer products. You can get this at Sephora or at an BareMinerals counter. This cost $20.00 dollars but is well worth it!
4.) Wash your face with cold water and an oil-free face wash. Neautrogena is still one of the top sellers for this and so I decided to buy the generic version to see for myself. So far so good. I wash my face once or twice a day and it seems to tame my face from getting super greasy. This costs about $5.50+ depending on where you go but you can get it a Target, Jewel, Walgreens and CVS.
5.) Adjust your diet a little. Don't eat a lot of greasy food or salty food. These kinds of foods tend to aggravate the skin.Eat lots of greens, lean meats, fruit and veggies.cucumbers, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables. Also, drink lots of water every day. It's been proven the more water you drink the less oil your body is signaled to produce.
Hope you enjoyed reading and hope you enjoy a SHINE FREE SUMMER! :)