Don’t let rainy days get you down! We have an arsenal of tips and tricks for maintaining your beauty despite the downpour!
SAY NO TO OILY SKIN!
Excess oil and shine is a common humidity-induced concern. To combat it, turn to specific cosmetics: regularly exfoliate your face, or apply a rebalacing mask, like Pivoine Pure Purifying Minute Mask. In the morning, apply a mattifying moisturizer before your make-up; try our Pivoine Pure Mattifying Fluid. At night use the Immortelle Divine Youth Oil- don’t panic!! This 100% natural oil will not only regulates the oil control on your skin but also helps to delay the signs of Ageing!
LESS IS MORE
When the overall air moisture is high, opt for an easy, light and natural look; avoid heavy moisturizer and foundation. Instead, apply a tinted moisturizer like a Complexion Clear SPF Cream (we love our Peony CC Cream) with a matte finish: in addition to brightening dull complexion and to give hyderation in abundance, it is a good alternative to powder foundation that tends to streak with humidity. Similarly, prefer cream shadows and blushes.
Ready to Go
SET YOUR MAKE-UP
If you really can’t go a day without mascara, go for a waterproof version. To finish up, spray a water-based mist on your face to fix make-up for the day and boost its glow. Choose it according to your skin concern: perfecting Pivoine Mist, brightening Rein Blanche Mist or plumping Immortelle Precious Mist…
BRING THE ESSENTIALS WITH YOU
To look flawless once you’ve made it through the rain, keep a few essentials on hand for touchups during the day. The most important to go product should be the SPF as during Monsoons UVA & UVB rays effects the maximum. Try the Reine Blanche UV Shield SPF 50, which will give a dual protection from UVA & UVB rays and also will work as a make up primer!Your compact, shadow and lipstick won’t overload your purse but will be very useful when you need to be meeting-ready!
Master Frizzy Hair
CLOSE YOUR HAIR’S SCALES
To avoid fuzzy texture use a dry oil, that will moisturise the length and also will help to tame the hair. Try our Aromachology Sublime Repairing Oil that makes wonders to nourish and protect hair fibers. You can also rinse it with cold water at the end of your shower.
As for your hairstyle, the simplest way is to pull your hair back in a bun or a ponytail. If you want to wear it down, wrap it quickly in a loose bun and take it down once inside.
Get a spa treatment with use of any hair mask as per your concern and a hot towel wrap!
The writer is National Trainer L’Occitane En Provence, India.