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Hush now, don’t succumb to the curse of the greasy T-zone quite just yet. We got ELLE Beuaty Editor Mamta Mody to handpick the best summer offerings on our beauty shelf right now. From Innisfree’s No-sebum Mineral Powder in adorable emoji cases to Nyx’s Matte Finish Setting Spray that is the last word on cakey foundations, here’s everything you need to summer-proof your skin this sweltering season.
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This hotly anticipated perfume hits all the right feminine notes with lavender, vanilla and sandalwood. As if Angelina Jolie endorsing it wasn’t reason enough.
If you’re losing the battle against visible pores, let this ultra-light foundation become your secret weapon. It conceals imperfections and keeps your face matte for eight hours.
This hardworking moisturiser doubles as a glow-boosting peel and skin-toning lotion. Basically, everything a girl needs for a lo-fi skincare regimen.
Since most of us have pretty strong feelings against chalky foundation, this is the next best option. Simply spritz it over your make-up and you will never have to worry about unwanted shine again.
The road to this foundation is paved with good intentions—all thanks to skin strengthening vitamin E, super hydrating hyaluronic acid and a ‘polyfit’ complex that gives your face a smooth finish.
Here’s a big helping hand to maximise your hair’s shine. The camellia oil-enriched conditioner will make sure you get that glossy mane in just a few washes.
We were sold at the cute emoji packaging. But this translucent powder is also an effective tool to soak up the grease around that troublesome T-zone.
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No, just slathering on sunscreen doesn’t cut it. We called in expert dermatologist Dr Kiran Lohia to draw up a dummy-proof skincare guide.
A gentle face wash may have gone easy on your skin during the colder months, but summer needs your daily facial routine to step up. Always, but always, opt for a foaming face wash to cut through the grease, get to the actual bacteria and drop it like it’s hot.
The other extreme isn’t a good place to inhabit either. People generally tend to over-wash their face during the sweaty summer months. The continuous stripping away of essential oils compels the body to create more to compensate. Limit facial washes to twice a day, and try using make-up wipes and blotting paper instead to get rid of the grease.
Done? Now step away from the bathroom kit and take your cleansed self to the kitchen. Spicy foods generate more heat in the body leading to additional acne. Play it safe, and fill up your daily diet with seasonal fruits; watermelon and grapes help cleanse the system from within.
Make fast friends with avocado. If you can't stand the taste while eating it raw, just throw it into a blender with some banana. Avocado generally turns tasteless once in purée form, so a smoothie is your best bet to overcoming that initial aversion.
Ready to graduate to the big league? Ensure your skin retains that radiant glow while on vacation by going on a four day detox just before your big holiday. No alcohol, no dairy, no processed foods. Stare resolutely away from ketchup and diet Coke, and if you’re feeling really committed, cut out all salt intake post 7pm. Your skin, and your body, will thank you for it.