Freshen up Your Face Care Routine for the Most Beautiful You
If there’s anything you can’t hide, it’s your face. The face you show to the world is the one that should reflect you – more than the clothes you wear or the way you’ve styled your hair. Taking care of your face shows that you’re the kind of person who cares about herself. You don’t have to wear a lot of makeup to have a beautiful face. In fact – makeup should only accent what you’ve got, not cover it up or change who you are. The first rule of a beautiful face is to smile. People are more attracted to those who smile more often – and smiling has been proven to actually put you in a better mood. And that, more than any face care routine you can come up with, is the best way to care for you face.
Know your skin type for the best face care
Despite the most obvious way to tell if you have oily skin – which is, being able to see oil on your skin – you can also confirm this skin type if you have large, visible pores, frequent acne, and your shine is most prominent mid-day. Combination skin means that you have both oily and dry skin – usually the T-zone (across the forehead, down the noise) is oily and the cheeks are dry. People with combination skin have occasional breakouts and large pores, especially on the nose. Dry skin means that your skin feels tight and is sometimes flaky.
A face care routine for healthy skin
If you have oily skin, DO NOT pick at any acne or pimples on your face. This only allows more bacteria to get into your skin, making the problem worse. Although it might provide you temporary relief, the best way to deal with acne and oily skin is to cleanse with a gentle gel cleanser and use a light moisturiser. Many people with oily skin skip the moisturising step, since they don’t want to add “more oil” to their skin. However, the skin needs moisture – and cleansing without replenishing moisture will actually trigger the skin to produce more oil.
So if you have oily skin, look for a light, non-greasy moisturiser (some will even say “for oily skin”) and use it every time after you wash your face. The best facial care for people with combination skin involves using an exfoliator to clean out pores and an oil-free moisturiser to keep skin supple. A facial toner can help reduce the size of your pores. If you have dry skin, use a cream cleanser to wash your face, which will cleanse without removing the oils in your skin. Use a moisturiser with an after sun lotion in it, as women with dry skin are frequently prone to more fine lines and wrinkles – sunscreen can help prevent that – or an anti-aging cream with extra moisturiser in it for nighttime.
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