When it comes to using makeup in places that have a warm weather such as the tropics, the principle of ‘less is more’ is always applicable. Though it might be tempting to go for a fully made up face, you would have to think twice about doing so because the warm weather might melt your makeup off leaving you looking like a sloppy, cakey mess. However, this doesn’t mean you have to skip using makeup altogether. Whether you hail from and reside in a tropical country or if you’re planning to go on a tropical vacay, there are lots of ways that you can battle the tropic weather and look stunning under the sun. Here are some tips for tropic beauties that you might find useful.
- Choose lightweight products – there are a lot of products out there that claim to be ‘lightweight’ or ‘so light you won’t even feel it’s on your skin’. Test these products out and see which one gives you the best results. When it comes to foundation, don’t worry about using one that gives full coverage. Sheer would be fine as long as you use a good concealer (if needed) with it. if you’ve got good, non-problematic skin then you can skip the foundation and go for BB creams of tinted moisturizers instead.
- A foundation tip – in case your skin is the type that does need foundation, make sure to bring 2 shades of foundation along with you – one that’s your natural, pre-tropic vacay shade and one that’s a shade of two darker to match your skin tone when you get tanned. You wouldn’t want to go back home wearing a foundation mask now, would you?
- Carry protection – from the sun, that is. When choosing makeup and other beauty products that you will be using in the tropics, make sure that those you apply on your skin, not just your face but your arms, legs, and the whole body too, contain SPF to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. You can also slather on a generous amount of sunscreen before all the other products before you go out in the sun for extra protection. Products that have SPF anywhere between 15 to 30 is highly recommended for most people since anything lower than 15 might not be enough and anything higher than 30 might induce allergies.
- Choose moisturizing products – don’t forget to choose and use moisturizing products while basking in under the sun in the tropics. The warm weather can make your skin dry so remember to apply moisturizers on your skin every now and then and of course, before you go to sleep so that your skin can regain the moisture it lost throughout the day. Lip balms should be on hand at all times, too. For an all in one moisturizer that you can get from local shops, coconut oil is a wonderful choice.
- Keep your look simple – warm weather doesn’t really go well with heavy makeup. They just don’t. While you’re in the tropics, give your skin a chance to breathe and take a break from all the products you usually use and go for simple looks instead. You’d be surprised at how, in the tropics, lipstick and a bit of blush along with a coat or two of mascara is often enough.