If you’ve just started paying close attention to your skin recently, or even if you’ve had a skincare regimen for years, it’s always good to learn new tips and tricks that can make things a little easier and less stressful. Many believe that for best results they must invest in high-end, expensive skincare products -- but that isn’t the case. Although these cosmetics may claim to perfect your skin, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the same result. Try these techniques and quick tips that will not only improve the look and feel of your skin but will save you time and energy in your hectic schedule as well.
Wash your makeup brushes regularly
Making sure your brushes are not only high-quality but that you are washing them on a regular basis can go a long way when trying to improve the way makeup will look and feel on your skin. In order to ensure their best use and your healthiest skin, consider cleaning your brushes every one to two weeks. Although there are many cleansers you can buy specifically for cleaning makeup brushes, simply using water and a mild agent, such as baby shampoo, will work just as well. Try to be as gentle as possible with the bristles by patting them dry and reshaping them as needed. Cleaning brushes before bed will save you the time and hassle of doing it before your morning prep.
Utilize double cleansing
Most women are aware that removing makeup and washing your face before bed is the best way to avoid blackheads, pimples and other skin troubles. However, you can take your nightly routine a step further by utilizing a ‘double cleansing’ treatment. This involves first using an oil-based cleaning solution on your face, and follow this process with a deep foaming cleanser that you rinse with lukewarm water. This technique is recommended for any woman who wears makeup every day and can clear skin if done regularly. Not only will it rejuvenate your skin, but it will also remove the dirt and pollution from your pores, and help your makeup perform better.
Consider using natural/organic skincare products
Organic skincare and cosmetic formulas have many benefits. Unlike many of the products you will find on store shelves are made without artificial colouring and scents while also leaving out harsh chemicals. Although many believe them to be dramatically more expensive than other products, you can find organic skincare and makeup solutions that are high-quality and affordable. If you have never used organic products before, start small. Begin by incorporating a few products such as face powder or face cream. It’s important to find what’s best for your skin as well. Experiment and try new things because you might notice improvements in your skin’s appearance even with small changes!
Make sure you are protected from the sun
The skin is the body’s largest organ, covering the entire surface area of our bodies. This means it is very susceptible to external damage in the short and long-term. Extended periods of time in the sun can not only dry skin out while causing burning and irritation, but can lead to serious forms of melanoma as well. By applying an SPF on a daily basis, you’ll keep your skin protected throughout the day. If you already experienced sun damage on your skin, incorporating a high-strength retinoid face cream or a remedy containing vitamin C into your skincare routine can help reverse signs of sun damage.
Taking care of your skin’s appearance and overall health is important. Try new products and regiments to find what works best for you. Everyone’s skin is different so don’t be afraid to begin your own personalized routine and make changes as needed. And most importantly, feel good in your own skin. Step up our personal care regimen, and you will be surprised at the results you will see, not only with your skin but your health and well-being as well.