How can I use foundation for heat and humidity?

foundation for heat and humidity

A hot and humid climate can be a beautiful thing. Apart from feeling great, it makes us more active and outgoing. This type of climate has its disadvantages, however. As all women know very well, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your makeup by melting it down like a popsicle on a hot summer day. There are ways to prevent this from happening, however. After a good deal of research and experimenting, I have put together a good amount of knowledge on the subject. Read on to find out how I use foundation for heat and humidity. Read more


How Heat and Humidity Can Affect Your Makeup

There are different ways in which heat and humidity can affect your makeup. First, they can melt the product right off your face. Secondly, sweat and moisture can dilute the makeup, causing it to move and become a pasty mess. Put these two factors together and you have the perfect storm for having a ruined makeup before the day ends.

Wearing Foundation to Counteract Heat and Humidity

There are definite steps you can take in order to help your makeup outlive heat and humidity. One of the most important ones is using a foundation with a lightweight formula. Apart from making the makeup more stable, this will help prevent your skin from overheating and releasing moisture. As you probably know, sweat can be terribly damaging to the foundation. Oil-free formulas are also a good thing as they are lighter and more comfortable.

Something else that you can do to help your foundation stay in place is mixing it with a moisturizer or serum. If you have oily skin, mixing foundation with these products can help it maintain its place and level. At the same time, it can make the product feel lighter and more comfortable. Likely, you will have to experiment a bit before finding the perfect balance between foundation and moisturizer. However, when you finally pull it off, you will immediately feel the difference.

To further prevent your foundation from melting down due to heat and humidity, take into account that the product is not meant for hiding blemishes. Instead, a foundation is meant to prepare and smoothen your skin for other layers of makeup. For that reason, it should be applied as lightly as possible. If you want to hide blemishes, use concealer.


Mind Your Skin Type

Another important thing to keep in mind to extend the lifespan of your foundation is your own skin type. Depending on it, you may want to alter your strategy a little bit. Take the following into account:

Normal skin: If you have normal skin, you can basically use any type of foundation. Of course, it’s always a good idea to look for foundations that are transfer-resistant, waterproof and sweat resistant.

Combination skin: If you have combined skin, you should use two different products. For example, use a tinted moisturizer on your dry spots but use a dry powder on your t-zone and other oily areas.

Oily skin: If like me, you have oily skin, you are going to have a harder time combating heat and humidity. There are ways to do it, however. First of all, try to wear a powdered foundation at all times. If you get a bit oily during the day, you can easily re-apply it. Another important thing is to apply the product by lightly buffing it onto your skin in circular motions.

Dry skin: If you have dry skin, hot and humid environments create the ideal conditions for you. In this weather, you can wear rich and dewy foundations that will make your skin glow beautifully in the sun. Typically, these products are highly moisturizing, a feature that will greatly benefit your dry skin.


Without a doubt, heat and humidity constitute a great threat to the integrity of your foundation makeup. Unfortunately for me, having oily skin can make the problem even greater. However, with the right products and know-how, you can fight off heat and humidity, preventing them from ruining your look. Hopefully, this quick guide will help you do just that.

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