Skin-care technology has grown by leaps and bounds, allowing us to manipulate our skins in ways never before possible. Today mattifying agents can improve oily skin, retinoids can erase the years and full-spectrum sunscreens protect all year round.
Yet increased awareness and the proliferation of beauty products has led to a lot of confusion when it comes to skin care. Bathroom cabinets are filled to capacity with every imaginable cream and improver, yet problems persist.
Perhaps it’s time to get back to basics, to really listen to your skin. Making the effort to understand the effects that lifestyle, stress, the environment and time can have on the appearance of your skin is crucial. Only then can you make informed choices and start to reap the benefits.
As you know by now, there is no good makeup without good skin. Makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not mask it. Taking responsibility for your skin means getting into a proper regime and looking after it correctly each and every day.
The better you take care of yourself and your skin, the better you will look. Although you can’t change your genetic makeup, you can be kind to your body and you can control your skin’s condition.
Try going without it and you’ll see why you need it so desperately. Under-eye circles and bags are just the beginning…
Whether it’s drinking eight glasses a day, washing twice a day or hydrating whenever you need it – water is crucial!!!
To avoid wrinkles, sunburn, brown spots and cancer protect your face with one of the new foundations containing built-in sun protection. Even a basic foundation creates some protection from the sun’s rays.
Nevermind what it’s doing to your lungs, smoking causes wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
Take It Off
Leaving makeup on overnight clogs pores and is probably the worst thing you can do to your skin.
Avoid processed food, which is full of chemicals and preservatives. Eat a diet rich in antioxidant nutrients: you will find vitamins A, C, and E in dairy products, citrus fruits, green vegetables and vegetable oil. The minerals selenium, zinc and magnesium in fish, nuts, pulses, milk, poultry and wholemeal bread, help combat free radicals.
Whether you opt for a gel, a cream or a lotion, you will need a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Anything too rich or unsuitable will simply block pores and create unsightly problems.