For all you beauties out there that love makeup but wonder why it doesn’t always too good; well Picasso wouldn’t paint on a jacked up canvas and NEITHER should you!
Here are some basic tips to care for your skin
Cleanse: This prepares your face for everything that will follow (lotion, primer makeup etc)
Wet your face with luke-warm water, then cleanse with your favorite cleanser and rinse with cool water. Exfoliate if you like 1-2 times a week (especially dry skin) This allows for a deep cleaning. :-)
Oily skin- go for a oil-free gel or foaming cleanser
*But remember not to scrub your oily areas; this will irritate the skin causing it to overproduce oil [sebum]. And moisturize more on cheeks and less on t-zone.*
Make sure ALL PRODUCTS YOU USE ARE OIL FREE!!! Keep blotting papers on hand!
Dry skin- go for a cream based cleanser
*Don’t completely dry face, allow water to to soak in and naturally moisturize your skin. Never use very hot water as this will dry out the skin more.*
Combo skin- go for a cleanser made specifically for combo skin.
Again, moisturize more on cheeks and less on t-zone.*
Sensitive skin- go for a cream or lotion that is hypoallergenic and allergy tested.
Dry skin-go for a cream formula if you are prone to break outs go for an oil-free moisturizer.
Oily skin-go for a gel or serum only in the dry areas
Sensitive skin- go for something light. Oil free and fragrance free will be best for you
BEFORE I GO A FEW MORE TIPS;
Never sleep with makeup on. It will sink into your pores and cause breakouts.
Use wisdom; don’t purchase a product that is not made for your skin type.
Use caution when applying hair products; leave in conditioners and products containing petroleum and mineral oil CLOG PORES.
At the end of the day, wipe your cellphone with a make-up remover wipe, or towel with 99% alcohol on it.
Wash/change pillowcases often; products from hair and dust and other thing get on there and then get on your face.
The sun is not racist so uses a moisturizer with SPF of 15 or above, they make waterproof ones if you are active. Protect yourself from its rays
Instead of using foundation EVRYDAY try a tinted moisturizer WITH SPF added. (Aveeno)