First things first, what is hyperhidrosis?
According to Mayo Clinic, hyperhidrosis is "excessive sweating that’s not always related to heat or exercise." These unwarranted sweaty episodes inconveniently occur on the "hands, feet, underarms, or face". As it shows up as a physical symptom, this undoubtedly causes embarrassment and panic for the individual who’s experiencing hyperhidrosis.
Having hyperhidrosis as a woman is even more challenging, as questions regarding how to avoid makeup sweating off your face become a daily worry. The fear of putting on a full face of makeup and having it all smear and run off your face puts many women with the diagnosis off wearing any makeup. Let’s not even begin with those who live in hot and humid countries where their environment leaves them helpless.
The power of putting on makeup and feeling good about yourself is such an empowering feeling that women with hyperhidrosis are unable to experience it to its full extent. Which is why we’re here to share with you our top 3 tips on how you can keep your makeup on your face longer.
1. Waterproof all the way
When it comes to sweatproofing your makeup, the best way forward is to opt for makeup that’s waterproof. Avoid mascara streaming down your face or lipstick smudging around your lips by selecting products with a crisp, waterproof finish.
2. Go for matte
Matte lipsticks, particularly liquid lipsticks, last longer on the lips than silky and velvety lipsticks. If you know you'll be out all day in the sun, choose a long-lasting matte lip gloss. Zelle Noir's Scented Matte Liquid Lip Gloss, for example, will give you a beautiful matte look that lasts up to 16 hours.
3. Layer up
When it comes to lipstick, it’s a tricky one, as even without excessive sweating, lipstick tends to be the first to go as we eat and drink throughout the day. The trick to getting longer-lasting lipstick is to layer up. This becomes especially efficient when you use matte lip gloss, as they tend to dry off fast, acting as the perfect lip product for multiple layers to go on. You can start by lining and filling your lips with a lip liner to act as a base before applying a matte lip gloss to your lips in lightweight layers.
What products should I buy?
Zelle Noir’s Liquid Matte Lip Gloss is formulated with the intention of helping women who experience hyperhidrosis. The matte lip gloss is designed to last on your lips (eyelids and cheeks even) for up to 16 hours, with a waterproof formula to ensure that your lip gloss stays on your lips and face through sweat or rain.