Smeared Make-up! Tips to stop excessive sweating on the face
By Yemisi Suleiman
Smeared makeup is not always a deliberate choice. Sometimes, it’s due to an unexpected downpour, excessive sweating or even a good cry.
However, excessive sweating might not necessarily be from heavy activities carried out.
It can also occur when the body produces more sweat than necessary, leading to sweating beyond what is needed to regulate body temperature.
When you sweat, the moisture can cause your makeup to smudge, smear, or run, which can be frustrating, especially if you are trying to maintain a flawless look.
However, there are certain ways to stop excessive sweating on the face when using makeup. Here are a few suggestions, to help your make-up last longer and stay pretty always.
1. Use a primer:
Using a makeup primer specifically designed to control oil and sweat can address this issue. These types of primers often contain ingredients that absorb excess sweat and oil. Additionally, some makeup primers may also have a sweat-resistant formula that can keep makeup in place even during intense physical activity or in hot and humid weather conditions.
2. Sweat-proof products:
Using sweat-proof or water-resistant makeup products can certainly help prevent your makeup from melting or smudging during times of excessive sweating. These products are typically formulated with ingredients that are resistant to water and sweat, helping to keep your makeup in place for longer periods.
3. Avoid heavy makeup:
One of the best ways to get your makeup not to smudge is to apply light make up. Heavy, thick makeup can make sweating worse, so try to keep your makeup light and breathable. Whenever you can, opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of a full-coverage foundation, and use a light, sheer lip gloss instead of a heavy lipstick.
4. Use oil-free products:
Oil-free makeup products can help reduce excess oil on your skin, which can contribute to sweating. Look for makeup products labeled as “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic.”
5. Set your makeup with powder:
After applying your makeup, dust a light layer of setting powder over your face to help keep your makeup in place. Look for a powder that’s designed to control oil and sweat.
6. Use antiperspirant:
For antiperspirants choose a product that is specifically formulated for facial use. Start by washing and drying the face thoroughly. Then, apply a thin layer of the antiperspirant to the areas where you typically experience excessive sweating, like your forehead and nose. Be careful not to apply too much as this can lead to skin irritation.
7. Blot excess sweat:
Blotting papers or clean tissue is a simple and effective way to control excessive sweating on the face. Blotting paper can be used to absorb the excess sweat, oil, and moisture on your skin, which can help to keep your makeup in place. To use, gently press the paper or tissue against the areas of your face where you are experiencing excess sweating, being careful not to rub or smear the makeup.
8. Keep your skin cool:
If you often find yourself sweating on your face and head, try to keep your skin as cool as possible by staying in air-conditioned environments or using a portable fan. This can help reduce sweating and prevent your makeup from melting.