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If you want to look put together at the beach, wearing a full face of makeup is no way to do it. Apart from appearing (not that you should care), it can also lead to the opposite of what you want to achieve. Here are a few reasons you should think twice about wearing beach makeup and what you should do instead.

Greasy Looking Skin

Applying foundation, whether liquid or powder, can make your skin oily once the makeup starts to mix with your sweat. While the idea may have been to mattify your skin and make yourself look more put together, products will begin to melt the minute you go under the sun. Makeup also starts to oxidize and change color when it mixes with the oil on your skin. This process accelerates at the beach, where the heat encourages sebaceous glands to go into overdrive.

The only way to prevent this is to apply a thin layer of tinted moisturizer or nothing at all. You could also use concealer to brighten and even out specific areas instead of doing full coverage makeup. When your skin starts to get oily, use blotting paper or tissue instead of applying yet another layer of powder. It will even in the heat.

Clogged Pores

It’s all fun and games until oil, bacteria, sweat, and makeup residue clogs your pores. While you can’t avoid the first three, you certainly can skip the fourth. Wearing beach makeup can aggravate your skin condition if you have acne-prone skin. If it’s not breakouts, it could be skin irritation from all the things on your face.

If you don’t want to get , use non-comedogenic products on your skin, like POND'S Bright Miracle Ultimate Acne Control Facial Foam. Better yet, avoid makeup altogether. Doing your eyebrows and applying some lip tint can give your face the structure and color that it needs. A tinted lip balm is also a good option. Avoid using lip gloss as this can slide off in the heat.

Forgetting About SPF

SPF should be your top priority when at the beach. However, you might overlook it when you’re wearing makeup, especially if your products “already have SPF anyway.” Sun protection that’s built into your foundation is not enough to protect you from UV rays. You need with at least SPF 30 to stay protected, and even with that, you still need to reapply every two hours. If you’re constantly worrying about how your makeup looks, it’s easy to let SPF reapplication slide.

Prep for your beach trip by taking care of your skin. Applying SPF regularly even at home can help make your skin look healthier and more even-toned so that you don’t need that much coverage. POND'S UV Bright Sunscreen brightens your skin while protecting it from sun damage.

The beach is simply not the place to be worrying about makeup. If the state of your foundation keeps you from having fun, it’s not worth it. If you want to wear beach makeup, use low-maintenance, lightweight products that combine color with skin care to avoid breakouts.