Make-up and Skin Care Essentials

By , on April 21, 2015


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Whether you are busy enjoying your summer vacation, or still working six days a week, don’t forget to take care of your skin.

Especially these days that it’s really too hot, the more that you need to protect your skin from the UV rays and too much heat. Here are a few pointers:

Drink 8-10 glasses of water
Yes I know this might sound cliché, but did you know that drinking lots of water does not only keep you hydrated, but is also beneficial to your skin? Water helps in removing the toxins in the skin, which helps to make it become more radiant.

Don’t just use sunblock
Use sunblock with SPF 15 or higher. Also, if you think that you don’t need to apply sunblock because you’re inside a car, for example, then think again. Some experts say that UV rays still penetrate through glass windows.

Don’t forget your sunglasses
Sunglasses are not just a fashion staple during summer. They also provide protection for the eyes. Note that the skin around our eyes is delicate, so don’t forget to wear sunglasses.

Moisturize
Keeping your skin moisturized doesn’t just require putting a moisturizer. You also have to start from within, and that means taking care of your body. Aside from drinking lots of water, you must exhibit a healthy lifestyle, have a balanced diet, and get a good amount of sleep. Exercising regularly also helps.

Using non-soap formulas while bathing also helps in preventing your skin to become dry.

Meanwhile, as we protect our skin, we know that most women use makeup to highlight beauty or to look more presentable.

To make sure you’re on the right track, know that a makeup essential doesn’t end from getting the most fabulous brands in the department store. Here are some pointers:

— Before applying makeup, make sure to wash your face first and apply a toner. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands or use sanitizer.

— Sanitize your makeup tools and your work area.

Makeup brushes, sponges and other tools should be washed regularly. Make sure to sanitize the table before placing your things.

— Take note of the product’s expiry date. To avoid skin and health problems, make sure that the makeup products you’re using are not yet expired. For instance, mascara is only good for six months after opening. Lipsticks, foundations, powders, etc. do expire so be careful.

— Avoid foundations to “cake”. If you’re using a liquid foundation, don’t forget to apply powder on it. But if you noticed that the foundation has already “caked”, you must wipe off your sweat first before putting powder.

— While it is good to play around with colors, choose the shades that match your skin complexion.

Remembering these simple skin care and makeup essentials will certainly lead you to a healthier and more fab-looking despite the weather.