There are plenty of reasons to keep your skin looking its best. Whether you have a big date or you just want to glow while you lounge at home and watch Netflix, everybody could do with a few useful tips when it comes to feeling dermatologically fabulous.
Intrigued? Of course, you are! Check out the rest of the article below for everything you need to know.
It is this writer’s humble opinion that every person should have a quality moisturizer as the first port-of-call when it comes to their skincare routine. It does not matter if you have oily or dry skin, a moisturizer plays an important part when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and hydrated.
If you get quite itchy or dry, you should try using a thicker moisturizer such as an ointment. If you have fairly good skin anyway, you can opt for a moisturizing cream. These are thinner than ointments, but still very good at keeping the skin hydrated and lubricated. If you have oily skin, you don’t want to lather on a cream or ointment that’ll seem heavy. Instead, go for a moisturizing lotion where water is the chief ingredient.
You should also keep the time of day in mind when choosing a moisturizer. Take it from us - you don’t want to be stuck with a thick moisturizer on your face in the middle of a hot or muggy summer day. Use light moisturizers in the heat and keep the heavier ones for your nighttime routine.
Are you sick of the sight of your unsightly pores? Are you convinced your face looks like the dark side of the moon? You may need a pore minimizer to go alongside your usual moisturizer. While this may seem like a foreign concept to some people, there really isn’t much to it. Pore minimizers are products that are designed to make your pores look smaller.
While they don’t actually get rid of your pores, these beauty products can help you achieve a smooth complexion and provide a good base for make-up application.
For the uninitiated, luminizer products are cosmetic items that contain mica and other shiny minerals. When applied to the skin, these minerals refract light and hide any blemishes or skin issues underneath. Luminizers can help make your skin look healthy as long as you do not overuse them on a regular basis.
Don’t get confused between a luminizer and a highlighter. These two products may have similar properties, but the main difference is application. A highlighter is meant to be applied to certain parts of the face, such as your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Luminizer is used for total coverage.
I know what you’re thinking - why is the night so special that it gets its own cream? Basically, your skin goes through various physiological changes while you are asleep. Blood flow to your skin surface increases and higher melatonin levels make your hair grow and suppress the damage caused by UV rays. In simple terms, your skin tries to repair itself while you sleep. However, this all leads to a significant amount of moisture loss, which is why you need a specific night cream to keep your skin hydrated while it heals.
Night creams are usually thicker than your everyday moisturizers. They also do not contain SPF and include vital ingredients such as glycolic and retinol, which make your skin look shiny and help with cell renewal.
A night cream is an essential product if you want to reduce the effects of aging and maintain your skin’s overall health.
Primer might seem like an overly cautious addition to your skincare and makeup routine. But if you want to keep your makeup in place for an entire day and protect your skin, you should seriously consider investing in face primer. These products create a canvas on your skin to help you apply makeup and achieve smooth application.
Primer can also be used to lessen the appearance of pores and fine lines. When used in tandem with the other products in this guide, you’ll have flawless skin in no time at all.