Saturday, January 9, 2016

Skincare Routine: 1st Step to Flawless Make Up

All good makeup starts with good skin. The key to great skin is what you eat, a good skincare regimen, and time. What you eat comes through your pores. The first thing to start doing is getting your 8 cups of water a day. I know some people hate drinking water but it will transform your skin and body. What I do when the taste of water gets bland is to squeeze some lemon in my water. It gives the water some flavor and studies say that lemon water unclogs arteries. You can also put other fruits in your water that can help your body detox all the toxins from your body such as; pineapples, blueberries, strawberries, and cucumbers. Giving up greasy/oily foods help as well. Eating more fruits and veggies will help in the long run and benefit you as a whole instead of just your skin. After changing your diet, you can also start taking a hair, skin, and nail vitamin. Biotin is the most known vitamin that helps you hair and nails grow as well as it being good for your skin. They also have several hair, skin, and nail vitamins in the pill and gummy form by many brands. One high end vitamin that I know is good for skin are the Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement. This vitamin fights against breakouts. I stand by Murad products. I love Murad's Rapid Collagen Infusion. I use this after my serums to plump my skin and stop the formation of lines/wrinkles. I am 23 so wrinkles really isn't the issue, but being preventative is always good.

After taking care of your skin on the inside, you should start good regimen on the outside. Figuring out your skin type is best because then you know what you want to fix and what is best for your skin. I have really really sensitive-oily skin, have hyper-pigmentation and I wear makeup 5 to 6 times a week. So my main concerns are something that will help brighten my hyper-pigmentation, something that will deep clean my skin (remove all makeup, oils, & dirt), and still won't be harsh. The steps to a good skincare routine, in my opinion, includes a cleanser, a toner, and moisturizer. You can get deeper into skincare and also incorporate a serum(s), masks, eye creams and/or serums, and exfoilator. A cleanser cleans the skin and removes dirt/oils. A toner is used to bring balance back to the skin that the cleanser may have stripped away. Toner is also good for for closing pores after the cleanser. Moisturizer is used to bring moisture back to the skin. These three steps are a great starter routine. When you want to get more fancy you incorporate the other products I suggested. Serums are used to penetrate the skin and have specific benefits. Some serums are used to brighten, firm, hydrate, and to stop blemishes. Masks are used to target a certain problem and improve them by a 5 to 15 minute treatment, where you leave it on your face and rinse it off. There are several different masks for different issues with the skin. Eye serums are the same as serums for the face but are only used for the eyes and eye creams are moisturizers for the eyes. An exfoilator is a scrub used to remove dead skin cells from the face. As you are scrubbing away the dead skin you are polishing the new layer skin leaving the skin supple and refreshed.

The last step to good skin is time. When it comes to changing your diet you have to give your body time to remove all the toxins from previous foods and beverages. Everyone is different so you should see some change in your skin at least within 30 days. When it comes to your skin and using new products you should give your skin 3 to 4 weeks to actually see a difference. I know its hard to keep up with a healthy diet but if you are more disciplined with your skincare you will be okay.

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