Beat the Heat with Shine Free Summer Skin.

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Shine is usually a problem if you have oily or combination skin, but when the weather gets hot, especially here in Qatar not even women with dry skin are spared from unwanted shine.

Check out my helpful tips below, to fight the shine and keep your skin beautiful and Matte all summer long.

Use a Toner:
Make sure your using a toner in your beauty routine, this makes a big difference and effectively helps to fight the shine, each morning I use Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Deep Cleaning Astringent, which isn’t classed as a toner, however its very similar, this product is excellent for faces prone to excessive sebum secretion and oiliness, I have been using this now for over a year, its its a great low priced option at QR 18.00.

Great product!

Great product!

Avoid Foods and Drinks That Make You Sweat:
Adjusting your diet to your skin’s needs is the right way to control shine and excessive oil production.
This means saying no to fried and spicy foods, and restricting coffee and hot beverages in the summer.
Vitamin A can help control oil production, eat foods that are rich in it, these include sweet potatoes, carrots, Kale, Tuna Fish & Mango’s

Use Blotting Paper:
Instead of abusing powder to keep shine in check, start using blotting paper that absorbs the extra oil, while keeping your makeup in place.
A good choice is Boots Skin Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, QR 18.00 Keep them in your bag at all times for a quick anti-shine solution.

Avoid Clogging your skin with Makeup:
Using too much makeup will clog your pores and increase shine, regardless of the weather.
I find using a good primer helps, I use Too Faced ‘primed & poreless’ QR 180.00 I have been using this for a couple of years now, I just put this on my skin after cleansing toning & moisturising, and add a sweep of translucent powder and bronzer over the top, if you really feel the need for a bit more coverage, try using a tinted moisturizer or BB cream with a lighter texture, Garniers BB cream is a great low priced option.

One of my all time fave products.

One of my all time fave products.

So there you go, I hope these simple options help you out over the next couple of super hot months.
Let me know below if you have any special tips or tricks to beat the shine!

Kellie x

Based in Qatar, for the past 14 years, originally from the UK, born & bred in Newcastle, UK. Mum of 2 wicked boys and a beautiful little girl. I adore good food, good fashion and beauty product obsessed. Love women who come together instead of against each other.


  1. Gillingham Ennis

    June 4, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for the tips, will look at the primer you mentioned.

    • Kellie

      June 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Thats great, its available in Sephora x

  2. Dionne

    June 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Kellie. I remember a post on the nip and fab moisturiser, would you know where could I find it. I’ve checked at Boots in the Mall and Villagio but no luck:((

    • Kellie

      June 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Not available any more 🙁 I am SO Gutted!
      Will bring more back with me when I go home x

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