Top tips to achieve your perfect skin.
How many times have you felt that no matter how much foundation you put on, your skin still seems uneven or dull?
Well, the answer lies in your skincare. If your skin isn’t in it’s best condition, no amount of makeup will make it look better.
First, figure out your skin type, the best way to do this, it to inspect your skin first thing in the morning. Does it look oily, does it feel tight or does it look perfectly matte? Now you know your skin type, you can go out and find the perfect skincare routine for you!
If you have oily skin, you could be prone to breakouts and blackheads, make sure you choose skincare that mattes the skin. Ingredients such as witch hazel and lemon are great to look out for.
Ensure your moisturizer is water-based or a gel, so you don’t clog your pores, this will also help create a great, oil-free base for makeup.
Dry skin needs a shot of moisture to smooth out any dry, flaky patches. So look for richer moisturizers and face washes that are creamier to help boost and plump the skin. People with dry skin are more prone to wrinkles because of the lack of moisture in this skin type, so be sure to moisturize every day!
If you have sensitive skin, you may notice you get irritated patches when you try new products. Be sure to use products that are fragrance-free, gentle exfoliators, and alcohol-free toners.
Now you know the basics, here are a few tips for different ethnicities.
Caucasian skin is more prone to sunburn, so SPF every day is essential (yes, even when its gray and raining!). Caucasian skin, generally, tends to age earlier than their Asian or Black counterparts, so make sure you start using anti-aging in your 30’s.
Ladies with darker skin can count themselves lucky, you are generally less prone to sun damage and wrinkles! However, bear in mind that hyper-pigmentation can be a problem, so any scarring needs to be treated; vitamin E oils and creams are great. Another problem is skin looking ‘ashy’ or dull. To counteract this, ensure you exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells and moisturize well. Using a brightening primer before makeup also helps to make skin look brighter and healthier.
As well as paying close attention to your skin type and ethnicity, you should change your skincare routine, as you get older.
As a teen, keeping blemishes at bay requires some TLC. Using oil-free and products for sensitive skin will help.
As you move into your 20’s and 30’s, start using anti-aging products and ensure SPF is a part of your everyday routine; this will help with pigmentation and wrinkles. You should also start using a night cream if you can around your late 20’s. The reason night creams are suggested is that they are more potent and more effective, as the skin rejuvenates itself at night.
Just remember, prevention is better than cure. Start a good skincare regime early!