Are you looking forward to seeing your favorite music artist this year? Perhaps you’re getting ready for Beyonce’s Renaissance tour, or looking forward to seeing Drake this season. You’ll make sure to get your nails done, style your hair,  find the perfect outfit, but have you considered your skin? Is it prepared to face the potential hazards that come with attending a concert? How can you ensure that your skin stays healthy and doesn’t react negatively to heavy makeup, bacteria from being in a crowd, or the sweat that you’ll inevitably generate? 

To help you with these concerns, Sheen Magazine consulted with Dr. Usha, an Ayurvedic practitioner and a trained dermatologist who seamlessly integrates the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda with modern scientific innovation. Dr. Usha specializes in crafting transformative skin care solutions that nurture both the body and soul. Her mission is to empower individuals on their journey to radiant well-being by harmoniously combining nature’s gifts with cutting-edge skincare science.


What should we do to prepare our skin for concerts? What type of products are necessary to use, any recommendations?

An important aspect of life is living it to the fullest, and Ayurveda emphasizes balancing our mind, body, and spirit for therapeutic healing and a healthy lifestyle. Music, in particular, plays a significant role in maintaining this balance. Our skin, being the body’s largest organ, serves as a vital shield against various external elements, including pollutants and pathogens. Concerts, often held outdoors and in crowded environments, can expose your skin to a range of factors. To prepare for concerts, consider a three-stage approach: pre-concert care, in-concert care, and post-concert care.”

For pre-concert care, follow your daily skincare routine, including cleansing and moisturizing. Incorporate an antioxidant serum and finish with a moisturizer like Surrasa’s Santi. On the concert day, apply a lightweight toner or serum beneath your makeup. Carry a light moisturizer or a spritzer like rose hydrosol for on-the-go hydration. Staying hydrated during the event is crucial, given the environmental factors. Opt for gentle, organic, plant-based products like aloe vera-based face washes, bentonite clay masks, or milk-based cleansers, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, to cleanse, hydrate, and rejuvenate your skin simultaneously.


What should we keep in mind about wearing makeup to concerts and dealing with oiliness or sweat during the event? Are there precautions we can take?

For those with oily or combination skin, Ayurvedic face masks with ingredients like turmeric powder, aloe vera powder, sandalwood powder, and fresh lemon juice work wonders. Avoid using soap to wash your face. Create a paste using these ingredients mixed with cold milk or water, leave it on for 10 minutes, and rinse with cold water. Apply a lightweight lotion, cream, or water-based moisturizing gel under your makeup. Steer clear of oil-based moisturizers, and allow at least 10-15 minutes for your moisturizer to penetrate your skin before applying makeup. Don’t forget to include sunscreen in your routine. Consider using a plant-based loose powder like banana loose powder for a lasting, oil-free look. Carry a cooling geranium, rose, or orange hydrosol and a hand fan to stay cool and refreshed during the event. Stay hydrated by sipping on ice-cold water.


What is a good post-concert skincare routine to help purify the skin and prevent breakouts?

Post-concert skincare routines are often overlooked but are equally important. Begin by removing makeup and washing your face with a gentle face wash or clay mask to eliminate excess oil and sebum. Opt for cold or room temperature water to reduce inflammation and puffiness, avoiding warm or hot water. Eye makeup should also be removed, allowing your face to breathe for a few minutes. Follow up with a gentle toner containing tea tree oil or lemon juice to remove any residual makeup and prevent pore clogging. Apply a lightweight moisturizer to rejuvenate the skin overnight, ensuring the products you use suit your skin and body type. After the concert, it’s advisable to avoid exfoliation or abrasive tools, as your skin needs time to heal. A gentle massage with clean fingers suffices. Remember to stay hydrated, and aim for a restful night’s sleep to help your skin recover effectively.

By keeping these expert tips in mind, you’ll maintain flawless skin and be fully prepared for your next concert!