How to Freshen Up Your Face

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If you find yourself struggling to remain fresh faced, keeping an arsenal of beauty options on hand can help you maintain your makeup and combat sweaty situations. Natural elements -- such as humidity and your skin's natural oil production -- are here to stay, so learning how to cope through careful selection of tools and products is essential. Whether you enjoy a face full of beautiful makeup or you prefer a more natural approach to your daily look, you can easily achieve and keep that fresh-as-a-daisy glow.

  • Antibacterial facial cleanser
  • Lightweight, mineral-powder foundation
  • Foundation makeup brush
  • Powder bronzer
  • Large, fluffy, makeup brush
  • Highlighting powder
  • Blush brush
  • Mattifying powder
  • Makeup brush
  • Face wipes
  • Facial mist
  • Oil-absorbing sheet
  • Exfoliating cleanser

1 Skip the heavy

Skip the heavy, liquid foundation and use a lightweight, mineral-powder foundation instead. Apply the mineral powder onto your skin in small, circular motions with a foundation makeup brush for coverage that won't melt during the day.

2 Sweep a powder bronzer onto your cheeks

Sweep a powder bronzer onto your cheeks with a large, fluffy, makeup brush. Then, apply the bronzer to the places the sun naturally hits your skin, like the bridge of your nose.

3 Brush

Brush a touch of highlighting powder over your cheekbones with a blush brush to create the appearance of a fresh, dewy face.

4 Sweep mattifying powder over areas of your face that become oily throughout the day

Sweep mattifying powder over areas of your face that become oily throughout the day, using a makeup brush. Choose a translucent powder for oil control only. Select a powder that matches your makeup for a bit of added coverage when you need to touch up.

5 Wipe your face with face

Wipe your face with face wipes formulated for sensitive skin whenever your skin feels uncomfortable, particularly after being outdoors or while working out. Look for products with calming ingredients, such as aloe. Carry individually wrapped towelettes with you when on the go.

6 Spray your face

Spray your face with a pre-formulated facial mist made for cooling and hydrating your skin. Mist your face for quick hydration whenever your skin feels hot, dry or tight.

7 Press an oil-absorbing sheet absorbing against your skin

Gently press an oil-absorbing sheet against your skin if it becomes shiny. Begin at your T-zone where skin is oiliest and carefully pat unused portions of the sheet on your skin until it appears matte. Use two or more sheets if necessary.

  • If your skin looks a bit flaky, reach for a cleanser that includes fruit acids to gently exfoliate away dry skin.
  • If you wear makeup and find that mattifying powder isn't enough for shine control, you can reach for oil-absorbing sheets as long as they are formulated to work without disturbing your makeup.

Tarah Damask's writing career began in 2003 and includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum and articles for various websites. Damask holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas.

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