Skincare is so important. Clear, glowing skin never goes out of fashion. Taking time to get your skin looking and feeling beautiful is so rewarding, and doesn't need to be overly complicated. And as you know, the better your skin is, the less makeup you will need to wear, and the less time you will spend getting ready.
1. CLEANSE GENTLY
Cleansing is often a rushed ordeal, with many of us skimping on our cleansing products, or using inappropriate products for our skin type, like those dastardly facial wipes. Proper cleansing is an essential part of skin care and using a liqiud cleanser is a must. However, over-cleansing can actually cause a multitude of skin issues, including dryness, eczema, breakouts, and excess sebum production.
Choose a gentle cleanser that isn't too foamy - go for something creamier if your skin is dry.
2. EXFOLIATE THE RIGHT WAY
Scrubbing your face vigorously may feel rewarding, but over-exfoliating causes major stress to the skin, with many scrub particles causing micro-tears that can even damage collagen and elastin production. Yep, that's right, overdoing it with your scrub can age you.
3. PROTECT YOURSELF
This is a boring, repetitive message, but a crucial one: WEAR SUNSCREEN.
Nothing, I repeat, nothing, will have more of an anti-aging effect on your skin than sunscreen. It is the ultimate anti-aging cream. If you can't give up tanning your body, please at least protect your face and neck with a broad spectrum SPF every day.
Many primers and foundations contain SPF, so layer up for comprehensive daily protection. You will thank yourself in years to come. And no, it's never to later to start.
Prior vocation was Social Work for 10 years. I am passionate about empowering people & advocating for positive change. Beauty & Massage Therapy also enables me to do this in another way. Win Win