Many of us wear makeup daily or a few days out of the week to enhance our beauty and features. A good foundation helps even out your skin tone and conceal any blemishes and imperfections. But the greatest foundation is great skin care! Here are some helpful tips on how you can keep your skin healthy while wearing makeup every day.
Try not to touch your face. As tempting as it is – just don’t. We pick up so much bacteria on our hands and although we can’t see it, every time we scratch, rub and lean on our face, we are transforming all of that dirt onto it, which results in those pesky bumps and spots.
If you really do need to touch your face, like for applying makeup or cream – wash your hands first!!!
Remove Your Makeup
One of the biggest things you can do, which a lot of people forget, is to remove your makeup once you’re done with it. This means if you just got home from work and are ready to put your pajamas on, or if you just got in after a night out on the town – take off your makeup! Don’t be lazy and sleep it. Your skin needs to breathe, and if you constantly have foundations, BB Creams, and/or powders on top of it – it can’t.
When removing your makeup, you never want to scrub, as this isn’t good for your skin and can actually cause wrinkles. You can use makeup remover wipes or cleansers, or both. It doesn’t really matter as long as you are gentle, and use a good moisturizer afterward.
Whether you are looking for a cleanser, moisturizer, toner or primer, choosing natural skin care products are the way to go. This is because natural products are a lot safer and kinder to the skin, compared to products that have all sorts of different chemicals in them. Plus, natural ingredients such as honey and beeswax have so many other great uses for your skin, and they aren’t harmful.
Dab on it
See what I did there? Lol! When applying makeup around the eyes, never rub or drag the product across. Instead, use a careful dabbing motion. This not only reduces the likeliness of getting under eye wrinkles and bags, but it will also make the product apply nicer to skin, and you won’t have to spend hours blending. This is why I like using a beauty blender to apply concealer under my eyes and a stipple brush for applying BB Cream.
Prep Those Lips
Do not neglect your lips in your skin care routine. Always prepare lips before you put anything on them. This means exfoliating them. You don’t even need to buy anything; sugar works great. Just dampen your lips with a little bit of warm water, and gently rub sugar over them – this will just remove any dead skin that you have. But you don’t want to do this too hard because you may end up making them sore.
Once that’s done you’ll want to cover your lips with your best lip balm. You will love how soft they’ll feel! Then you can add your favorite lipstick or gloss to finish the look.
Keep Your Lashes in Check
If you find that your eyelashes fall out a little bit more than they should when removing your eye makeup, use some coconut oil on them. You know coconut oil is the answer for all of life’s problems! This oil works as a conditioner would on your hair. It will not only protect them from any wear and tear they suffer throughout the day, but it will also nourish them. Your lashes may even grow fuller and longer as a result!