By Hanan E.
The key to flawless makeup lies within the canvas itself. Rather than spending ages concealing imperfections, why not simply treat them. Taking care of your skin will not only ensure that foundation goes on smoothly, but in some cases you may not have to use any at all. While spa facials are the ultimate in pampering, unfortunately some people do not possess the luxury of time/money to indulge in lavish treatments.
Temperatures are rapidly decreasing during this time of year. Natural elements such as the wind can be quite harsh, rosy cheeks are a sign of health and nourishment, preserve that aspect by switching from a light moisturizer to a heavier one during winter, it will keep skin hydrated and thus providing a protective shield that consequently limits sensitivity. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen. SPF is still needed during cloudy days and should be applied all year long. A colder climate requires paying extra attention to your hands. This is the perfect time to start applying cuticle oil (preferably at bed time). For extra ‘TLC’, apply a concentrated cream with ‘Shea Butter’ being the main component, this should hydrate and infuse moisture. The same method can be applied to your tootsies, simply apply a generous helping of moisturizing cream to feet and cover with thick socks while lounging at home.
Exfoliation is a habit that ought to be incorporated as part of every skincare routine to remove dead ‘cells’ which can routinely clog pores therefore causing break outs. Since cells do not posses the capability of ‘shedding’ themselves, intervening allows the creation of new ones. Regular exfoliation gradually rejuvenates skin texture, and injects radiance. Try exfoliating in the shower, you’ll be able to reach areas such as under the jaw line, the neck and décolletage, and it is also so much easier and less messy than bending over the sink.
Ever wondered why skincare manufacturers implement as well as advocate, the use of a separate ‘night’ regimen? It has been speculated that skin cells renew themselves during the night, hence the motive behind those specially packed ingredients that work on regenerating collagen. Given that several independent researchers support this theory, applying a face mask when night falls will be more beneficial, for they will reach their peak, thus boosting performance. Chilly weather also affects our bodies. A bath infused with natural oils such as almond soothes and relieves dryness. Why not take advantage of that quiet time in the tub by applying a face mask? This is ideal since a lot of women opt to bathe during evenings. You could even recreate the same serenity and atmosphere of a plush spa by dimming the lights and placing a few candles around the room. Every woman needs to dedicate at least an hour to herself. If you’re a mom who’s struggling with time (or toddlers) an aromatherapy shower to rinse off that facemask ought to suffice.
Adapting these simple measures will have a deep impact on your overall appearance. The simple act of exfoliation alone will allow face creams to penetrate deeper and work appropriately. Glowing skin reflects youth and healthiness, which in return will boost your self esteem.
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