Avoid these beauty risks during monsoon

Do not use hair blower during monsoon (Thinkstock)
Do not use hair blower during monsoon (Thinkstock)
Similar to the change in your wardrobe during monsoon, your hair and make-up also needs an alteration during this season. Make-up professional Nishi Mulchandani says, “To make your make-up stay on for long during the rains, you need to change some products and routine to suit the climate.”

Ditch that black kohl
While smudged eyes do look great, you don’t want to end up looking as if you’ve cried the entire day! Opt for a gel eyeliner instead. Not only will it stay on for long, but will also give you the same colour depth and intensity.

Keep the liquid foundation off the shelf
If you have a habit of applying liquid foundation when stepping out during the evening, you can alternate that with a compact powder or a BB cream. Beauty professional Meghna Butani says, “The longevity of liquid foundation as opposed to a compact powder is less. Humidity in the air is high during the monsoon, so there is a chance of the liquid foundation melting off your face.”

Stay clear off non-waterproof make-up products
Make sure that you give your non-waterproof make-up a break during this time and instead go in for the ones which will protect you from the rains. Butani says, “These days you have all kinds of products which are water-proof – whether it is a kohl, mascara, foundation or even a lip shade.”

Say no to creamy concealer
The moisture in the air during this season is often paired with sweat-inducing effect of the humid weather. So, unless you want the imperfections on your skin to show, stay away from creamy concealers which have the tendency to melt off your face during this time. You can choose from a wide range of crayon concealers which are a great alternative to their creamy counterparts.

Give your lip gloss a break
It’s not just the skin, your lips also tend to get dry during the rains and thus it isn’t a great idea to go in for a lip gloss. Mulchandani says, “Instead choose lip shades which have extra moisture in them so that they last for a long time.”

Don’t straighten/rebond your hair
It isn’t restricted to make-up alone. Humidity also has the power to make your hair greasy and frizzy, giving you bad hair days. Beautician Sunaina Singh Verma says, “This is not the right time to go in for hair treatments like straightening or rebonding. Initially, your hair may look good, but after a couple of washes, it can get messy. Instead, hair smoothening or spa treatments may make your mane look sleek and shiny”

[source=timesofindia]