So you spent too much time in the sun and now you’re left with a red nose and cheeks- naughty, naughty! We can’t stress enough how essential it is to apply sunscreen every day (not just to prevent burning, but also to keep premature ageing and sun spots at bay).
If you forgot your sunscreen at home, however, there are a couple of makeup tricks that can minimise the redness and save face until you’re back to your usual self.
Lock in some moistue
Before you apply any makeup, make sure you moisturise with an aloe-rich gel or deep moisturiser. We love Africology Moisturiser for gentle, natural care.
Letting your skin breathe (and going makeup-free) is always the best thing after you've been burnt, but if you can’t face the day without foundation, opt for a mineral one like Ahava Mineral Light Foundation.
Mineral foundations provide lighter coverage and sit more comfortably, which will reduce the chance of irritation.
Nourish your lips
For sunburnt lips, apply a clear gloss with a golden tint. The gloss will add some shine to your lips, and the golden tint counters redness. Not too keen on gloss? Apply a nude lip balm instead.
We love Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Shea Nut and Rosehip Lip Formula for optimum nourishment, and Stila Long Wear Lip Colour in In The Nude for a pretty, neutral cover.
Red cheeks spoiling your look? Invest in a bronzer to balance out your skin tone. Not only will the golden specks camouflage redness, but it’ll also make your new flush of colour look healthier and your complexion more even.
Try Zao Cooked Powder Bronzer in Golden Copper, and apply to your forehead, cheekbones and chin.
Colours to avoid
Stay away from reds and pinks, whether it’s lipstick, eyeshadow or blushers. They’ll accentuate your redness rather than hiding it.
And lastly, no matter where you live or what you do, always remember to slap on the sunscreen- trust us, you’ll thank us one day!