Ahh, our face. How instrumental it is in keeping both appearances and our confidence levels up. Isn’t it strange how something like a small pimple making a surprise appearance can so easily tear it all down? Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate such a cosmetic catastrophe.
- Wash your face
Beginner’s tip: wash your face every day. Even if you don’t put on makeup, the presence of dust, dirt and other pollutants in the air is enough to warrant a thorough wash with a proper cleanser. With that being said, if you do put on makeup, trust me when I say that you don’t want to go to bed with all the products still stuck on your face. You will not be pleased with what greets you in the mirror the next morning.
- Your skin is delicate - be gentle
Understand your skin type and do some research before purchasing any products for your skin. Certain individuals can find themselves falling into what is known as a hybrid skin type – a mix between oily and dry skin. Try to get products that are not formulated with harsh chemicals that will ultimately do more harm than good. You might also find that certain products work better for you at different times of the day.
- Protect your skin from the sun
Sunscreen is a must-have, especially if you experience tropical climates on a regular basis. The dangers of long-term sun exposure ranges from sunburns to skin cancer. This is why applying sunscreen should be as routine as brushing your teeth; make sure the SPF level of at least 30. Also, don’t forget to get something to protect the skin on your lips as well!
- Layering is important
In order to achieve maximum absorbency, layer your products starting with the lightest to the heaviest. If you were to put your oil on before the serum, you may be preventing your skin from fully absorbing the serum. A simple example is to start with a facial mist, followed by a serum, then your moisturiser and eye gel, before finishing off with your sunscreen.
Keeping your skin clean and healthy should be easy with a proper skincare routine. However, remember that other factors – such as your stress levels whether you get enough exercise, and eating and sleeping habits – all come into play and will affect how healthy your skin is. As long as all your bases are covered, you should be nailing home runs as far as your skin is concerned!