Seven tips for a monsoon-ready make-up kit

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2016 09:15 IST
As monsoon approach, you should be extra cautious while using those make up products. If spoilt by the humidity, it can damage your skin. (Shutterstock)

Tired of flaky powder cakes and smelly make up drawer in the monsoon? The season is almost here and we bring best tips to ensure your make-up is safe from humidity and dampness.

Beauty expert Ishika Taneja, Executive Director, Alps Group, lists a few steps that one can take to safeguard make-up during the rainy season.

* Store well

As powder-based products emerge as your best friends in rainy weather, prove them your love by storing them well. (Shutterstock)

Place all your powder-based products like compact face powder, eye shadows and other items in an airy and dry cabinet to keep dampness away from it.

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* Re-sealing task

Keeping the laziness away, make sure to close the covers and lids of each product tightly after every use to not have your products face the monsoon air. (Shutterstock)

Closing the lids properly prevents it by getting dampened which might further affect their quality and results.

* Waterproof travel

We need to cautious, especially while travelling. (Shutterstock)

As we never know of sudden shower surprises during rains, use a waterproof bag or slip pouch to store the make-up while travelling in the rainy season.

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* Zip-it-up

Besides products, make-up brushes can also lose their shape and working ability if not kept dry and safe during monsoon. (Shutterstock)

Make sure to seal the bristles in separate zip pouches and then place in the drawers to keep humidity and fungus at a distance.

* Blow dryer to the rescue

Refrain from overdoing it or doing it too frequently as it may result in degrading the colour and quality of the item. (Shutterstock)

Even after taking vigorous precautions, if one accidentally ends up wetting the products, dry them using a blow dryer to get them back in action.

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* Check the condition

Avoid using damp products. (Shutterstock)

Make sure to apply these powder make-up items after checking their condition, as dampening can mingle with environmental bacteria and make these products cause infections and allergy when applied to the skin. So use only when dry.

* Smell matters

Doesn’t smell good? it is not good for your skin either. (Shutterstock)

In case of a foul smell or discolouration in the product, take it as a red signal and discard it right away.

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