Have you ever wondered why your full face of makeup doesn’t look so appealing at the end of a working day? Maybe you get dry patches of skin around your nose, under your eyes or even around your mouth? Maybe your makeup tends to look blotchy and not as smooth as what it was when you applied it? If yes, I am here to give you a few simple tips, products and skin care regimes I have applied to my own life to avoid such dilemmas!
Firstly we need to steam the face. There are many ways you can do this but my personal favourite is to use our trusty lemons! Commonly used to help detox our bodies and make us feel as good as new, so why not let it help clean our pores also! So you need to pour boiling water into a bowl and squeeze half a lemon into the water. Place your head over the bowl and if you like you can put a towel over your head (but you do not have to). Do this for as long as you please, I normally give myself 5 to 10 minutes with a break in between. This Process helps to free any dead cells, and dirt or bacteria that could be causing breakouts. Now your skin is in better condition to absorb any skin care products you might use afterwards.
Secondly and most importantly we need to cleanse tone and moisturise our face, this way we can keep our skin glowing with natural beauty all day every day! I have faith in Organic products such as those from The Green People where their products are 100% organic!
Foaming Face wash, is a soap free, alcohol free, anti blemish face wash. Containing just a few natural ingredients one of which being green tea. If you Click Here you can see the variety of products they have and you can chose one that sounds perfect for you and your face.
Toning our face is also very important; the main benefit of using a toner is the tightening of your face and the shrinking of facial pores.
Moisturising completes the skin care regime it should address three main things; Hydration, sun protection and the smoothing of your skin. In addition it can even our skin tone and help prevent wrinkles.
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Thirdly we should be looking for the right foundation. Do you have oily or combination skin? If so you should be using a foundation specifically developed for your skin type such as Bobbi Browns Oil free compact foundation. Or maybe you suffer from dry skin? If so the same case applies. Maybe try MAC Face and Body foundation which contains moisturising emollients. Always make sure you are using coverage for YOUR skin type. There are many options out there and going with a professional makeup brand such as my first pick of MAC, Bobbi Brown, Parasax, Illamasqua or Benefit. Apply sparingly, even I have made the mistake of applying too many layers of foundation to my face in the past but If you apply a light coverage and go from there you will see the foundation bring out your natural beauty and allow your face to glow after such a fabulous skin care session.
Fourthly Yes, of course, we need a lovely light powder!! Powder will set your foundation, the inner corners of your eyes, under your eyes, around your nose and gently brush over your face. I must admit I am enjoying The Green Peoples pressed mineral powder. It’s a lovely light powder that you can even use without foundation if you wish to. It’s organic, protects you from the sun and comes in an array of shades to suit your skin tone. MAC has a beautiful translucent, featherweight sheer loose powder. I find that it works effortlessly to set my foundation for a full working day. Yet again with an array of shades, its suitable for all skin tones.
Thats all from me:) I really hope this helped and all the best with your newly beautiful fresh, radiant and smooth complexion.