Going to bed with your makeup on...hmmm...bad..very bad. Makeup today is layers upon layers that clog your pores and give way to those pimples. Just as bad is throwing water on it, dabbing with a hand towel and thinking that is all you have to do. You don't have to become high-maintenance about your skincare regimen, but you do have to something more than just the basics or nothing at all.
1. INVEST IN A QUALITY FACIAL CLEANSER
You want to strip everything down and stick to a really gentle healthy skin care regimen. For many of us it isn't just about what we wear on our face everyday but what we use to clean off makeup, pollutions and other chemicals our face is exposed to. Many cleansers contain harsh chemicals that can actually irritate your skin. It is important to look at your cleaner ingredients to make sure it is not only cleaning your skin but providing it with nourishing vitamins, is not harsh and is replenishing. The cleansing portion of your skincare routine is perhaps the most important.
Facemasks have become an important part of our skincare routine. For some with acne they can help calm inflamed skin and prevent breakouts. For other people dealing with oily skin it can help by absorbing and cleansing the oils from our skin's surface. There are two types of facemasks you can use, an apply and wash off or a sheet facemask. Both are good, however sheet masks are not great for the environment and don't offer the same control as an application one.
Why is a facial exfoliant so important? Exfoliants takes away surface dryness. It dissolves dead skin and refines its texture. This is especially important when it comes to the change in weather for fall and winter, which tends to dry out our skin. You don't want to over exfoliate your skin, which can cause sensitivity and redness, so we suggest doing it 3-4 times a week instead of everyday.
ANTIOXIDANT FACE CREAM
the final touch to your face should be a antioxidant face cream. A daily face cream prevents early signs of aging, so you look amazing today and tomorrow. What are antioxidants? Antioxidants help protect the skin's surface from damage caused by UV and pollution. It creates a barrier.
It is important to follow a good skincare routine. However, you must remember to take care of yourself in order to maintain radiant skin. This includes getting rest, eat a balanced diet, drinking 6-8 glasses of water everyday, reduce your stress and importantly exercising regularly. It is important to keep your skin youthful and glowing by taking care of yourself inside and out.