PROBLEM: “My skin is much drier during the summer and I can never find a good moisturiser” Catriona Rigney, Ahlan! Writer
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Go for an intense moisturiser such as Radical Skincare’s Anti-Ageing Restorative Moisturiser. Even if you’re young, the sun’s strong rays will start to induce the effects of ageing long before you notice, so it’s important to consider this. A fave of Jessica Biel’s, it only needs to be applied once a day, penetrating deep into your skin, leaving it thoroughly hydrated.
PROBLEM: “I need a good moisturiser but many of them are too expensive.” Ahlan! reader
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Go for a cheaper moisturiser such as Nivea’s All Purpose Face Cream. It will penetrate deep into the skin keeping you soft and smooth, but it won’t break the bank. Even Khloe Kardashian recently admitted to being a Nivea addict, despite trying out dozens of more expensive creams.
PROBLEM: “I hate it when mascara runs down my face in the heat.” Ahlan! reader.
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Opt for a waterproof mascara such as Lancôme’s Hypnôse Star Waterproof Mascara. Adele wore it to stop streaks at this year’s Oscars. It will stop you having panda eyes by the end of the day while ensuring you have long, luscious-looking lashes.
PROBLEM: “I don’t want to wear too much make-up in summer but I want to hide my dark eyes.” Ahlan! reader.
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Just like Keira Knightley, try using Laura Mercier Eye Basics. It creates the perfect canvas and hides eye imperfections without being too noticeable. Just pop it under your eyes to hide bags and you’ll have a flawless-looking face in no time without the need for too much make-up.
PROBLEM: “Getting my make-up to stay put in the heat.” Ahlan! reader.
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Try using Urban Decay’s Make-up Fixer All Nighter. Just spray onto your face once your make-up regime is complete and it will hold everything in place all night long, however hot it is. Jessie J loves it, and what better way to keep her make-up in place when she’s doing all those energetic dance routines!
PROBLEM: “By the end of the day my make-up comes off, revealing spots and blemishes I want to hide.” Ahlan! reader.
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Just like Olivia Wilde, opt for a waterproof concealer when you’re out in the heat. This will stop your make-up from running and keep blemishes hidden all day long. Olivia swears by Lancôme’s Effacernes Waterproof Concealer, which, once applied in the morning, will stay on your face.
PROBLEM: “My hair is hard to tame and control in the heat. I often end up with frizzy locks.” Gillian Fletcher, Ahlan! Art Editor.
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Try using TRESemmé’s Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. Apply to wet hair before blow-drying and it will guard your hair from the heat, stopping the frizzy look we all hate so much! Ashlee Simpson uses this to tame her locks.
PROBLEM: “I hate the shiny look my face gets in the heat.” Ahlan! reader
AHLAN!’S SOLUTION: Use a matte powder over your foundation to banish that shine! If you have pale skin, go for a translucent powder, and if you’re after a bronzed look go for something tinted. Merle Norman have a great range of powders that will feel light on your skin. Julianne Hough is a huge fan and uses it to perfect her bronzed look.