A flawless face begins with a great skincare routine. To ensure the best possible makeup application, you must, at the very least, clean and hydrate your skin daily!
I urge you to use the skincare products that you invest in, and know that you don’t need many to get the job done! I cringe when meeting clients who have a plethora of skincare products, lotions, and potions, only to hear that they seldom use any of it!
By being dedicated, your skin will look wonderful and your money won’t be wasted. Speaking of money, I have to advocate that you get what you pay for when it comes to skincare and makeup. However, something is better than nothing, so buy products at the prices that you are comfortable with, whether you choose to shop at the drugstore, department store. Create a concise list of what you need to buy. Doing so will make shopping less stressful since you know exactly what it is that you genuinely need.
First things first, determine your skin type.
Before purchasing skincare, you must determine what your skin type is. For example, if you have normal skin, you need to look for products with the label, “for normal skin”. Your skin type can change depending on the season, so take time periodically to make sure that your skin care products help the challenges that your skin currently faces.
Skin Type Characteristics
- Normal Skin – Little or no pores. Smooth in texture, void of any dry patches. Tolerant to most products
- Dry Skin – Redness, flaky and dehydrated in appearance. Tight with visible lines.
- Oily Skin – Shiny in the T-Zone or all over. Large pores, Acne or prone to breakouts usually.
- Combination Skin – Shiny in the T-Zone or all over. Large pores, dry/red cheeks, can have breakouts in some areas.
- Sensitive Skin – Redness in specific areas or all over. Reacts to most products, burns easily in the sun.
Daytime Vs. Night
I recommend that you have both a daytime and night-time skincare regime. Daytime products need to protect your skin from the environment and of course the sun. Night-time products should help to repair and replenish as you sleep.
In the morning, wash off any oil or perspiration that may have accumulated during the night. Applying a daytime moisturizer with an SPF to protect the skin against any sun or environmental damage.
At night, wash off all makeup, dirt, and oils that collect on our skin during the day. Take this opportunity to apply intensive skin treatments, example – night cream, serums, oils, etc…., which have more concentrated ingredients and work in tandem with the body as it naturally repairs and rejuvenates while we sleep.
Step up your skincare routine by exfoliating your skin twice a week. Exfoliating will help speed up cell growth creating more radiant, youthful looking skin.
Facial masks are used mainly; to pull out impurities, like dirt and oil, or to hydrate the skin, with moisturizing ingredients. I recommend that you use a mask once a week to maintain healthy, radiant looking skin.
Our eyes give away how we are feeling or, perhaps, how little we slept the night before! I always recommend using an eye cream morning and night. Most people are not aware that eye creams are formulated differently than creams made specifically for the face. They are ophthalmologist tested, which means they are safe to use around the eye area. They are also formulated with ingredients to help with challenges such as fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.