How are you this Saturday? I hope you have enjoyed the weekend so far! Because of the ammount of comments I received on my latest Fabulift post I figured that it is about time for a post about skin care, some of these tips might help on the skin problems 🙂
Either way I think you are beautiful whatever imperfections you are struggling with!
I used to have very irritated and red skin, and It wasn’t after I stopped with old habits that I could see changes in my skin. I changed my diet, swapped sugary drinks with water and stayed away from products with bad ingredients. A lot of the reasons for skin problems are caused by inflammation in the body, this can be because of a poor diet and not enough water.
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Do you love long hot showers? It is always nice to have a steamy shower, but did you know that it’s actually not that good for your skin? This is because hot water strips away the natural moisture and wash away protective oils from your skin, I recommend to limit the water to 10 minutes and keep the water cool.
Are you fed up with dryness in your skin? If you struggle with dry skin a good moisturizer can help on the problem, I always moisturize my whole body before bed, and after showers to keep it soft and nice. You can check the dryness of your skin by scratching a small area on your arm or leg with your fingernail. If it lives a white mark, your skin is dry and needs moisture and exfoliation.
Along as the seasons goes, it is always a good idea to change out your moisturizers. Your skin needs more moisture in the winter than in the summer, when you trade in the sweaters for shorts, switch to a lighter one.
Are you struggling to keep your skin clean? Dirty and oily fingers are the number one reason we end up with dirty skin, therefor it is always important to wash the hands or use a sanitizing hand lotion to prevent bacteria interacting with the skin. I recommend to have a hand lotion in your bag at all times.
Clean your makeup brushes! It is not only dirty fingers that causes skin problems, uncleaned sponges and brushes carries a lot of bacteria as well. I recommend to clean your makeup brushes after every use.
Keep your products up to date! All beauty products goes out after a certain date and it is always necessary to check the label before you start using it. On every product there is an open jar symbol with “M12”, this means that the product should be thrown out 12 months after you have opened it. This is known as the PAO date. (Period After Opening) Makeup products should also be thrown out if it’s after the PAO date, here is a list of how long each product normally lasts.
- Mascara (regular or waterproof), liquid, pencil or gel eyeliners: 4 to 6 months (always toss out dry mascara—never add water to extend its life)
- Cream, Liquid or Stick Foundations or Concealers: 6 months to 1 year
- Powder-based products (including mineral makeup): 2-3 years
- Lipsticks, Lip Gloss, & Lip Pencils: 2-3 years
- Cleansers: 1 year
- Toners: 6 months to 1 year
- BHA or AHA Exfoliants: 1 year
- Facial or Body Moisturizers and Serums: 6 months to 1 year
- Lip Balms: 1 year
- Sample Packets: 1 day (no, really, one day)
The list is copied from here
Did you know that sweat is good for the skin? Sweat is natures way of eliminating toxic chemicals that can build up under the skin, so if you have a burning sensation in your face after a workout it is only a good sign.
Drink loads of water and eat healthy! This one you should already know, it is no secret that a good diet will keep your skin healthy. It is very easy to make a change on this point, just cut out sugary drinks by drinking water and stay away from sweets! I promise you will see a difference after a week if you try these changes.
Makeup wipes are bad for your skin! I always used to use makeup wipes before bed, and never thought about what kind of damage it could do to my skin. You find different types of makeup wipes that contains “natural” ingredients, but these aren’t actually based on 100% natural ingredients. Why do you think it smells so nice? It’s full of perfume and other bad chemicals. During my 21 Skin Challenge I had a consultation with one of the skin experts at Saks and she told me about this. I have always struggled with redness, and I now knew what the reason was. I have never used the wipes again and my skin feels so much better!
I recommend to clean the face with water and a natural soap or cleanser, especially if you have very sensitive skin. You can also find other cleansing products based on natural ingredients, and for your type of skin, but always do some research first before you try it. You can read about my favorite cleansing products here
So these were my skincare tips and I hope you liked them! Maybe you found a solution to your skin problem?