If your like most women, you have an arsenal of face products that you use daily- but experts say even the best beautifies in the world won’t reach their full potential if you layer them the wrong way.
*Apply from lightest (or thinnest) to heaviest (or thickest) to make sure each ingredient can be absorbed into the skin, and wait two to three minutes between layers so you don’t dilute them.
STEP 1- Liquids, like toner or astringent.
STEP 2- Serums, gels, or anything translucent.
STEP 3- Moisturizing Lotion.
STEP 4- Eye cream.
STEP 5- Sunscreen, regardless of consistency.
As important as the right skincare products are for your face, many women never bother to consider what they use for everyday washing and actually use the same bar soap they use to wash the rest of their skin!
Why is this such a beauty no-no? Soap has many ingredients that are meant to strip away everything on the surface of the skin; this is how you get clean. However, the skin on your face is especially delicate and needs a good supply of natural oil in order to stay healthy.
Those natural oils are what keep your skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles, and washing them away with bar soap is going to lead to tight, dry, flaking skin on the face, and to those dreaded premature wrinkles.
The right cleanser for your face should also add back the moisture it takes away. Regular moisturizing soaps don’t have these ingredients, or will have ingredients that are too harsh for the face. You may see more breakouts and skin irritation if you use bar soap on your face, even if it claims to be gentle and to add moisture to your skin.
Use a gentle cleanser meant for the face when you wash; some days you may not even need a cleanser. If you’ve gone without makeup and don’t have a buildup of oil and dirt, a cool wet cloth can clean your skin adequately.
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WONDERING how to get that healthy sun-kissed glow on your cheeks? It’s amazing what a bit of blush, bronzer and highlighter can do to accentuate, slim and define your features.
Map Your Face!
Blush, bronzing and highlighting is all about location, location, location. Knowing where to apply these products is essential for achieving a sculpted and defined look.
Knowing where to apply what product where is key to giving your face the “lift” it needs.
Bronzing / Contouring
For beginners, make a “fish-lips face” by sucking in your cheeks to find the hollows of your cheek. Using a small fluffy powder brush or one that is elongated, buff the product into the hollow of your cheek in circular motions. Don’t go too heavy and make sure to buff away the harsh lines – you want a subtle indentation, not a full-on dark line.
Other places that you can contour include your jaw-line, the sides of your nose for a slimmer nose, your temples, as well as cleavage.
Blush is great for revitalising complexion that is dull, helping you look fresh-faced and alert.
Start applying from the apples of your cheeks and buff upwards toward the tip of your ear. It should be applied above the contour of your cheekbones and below the highlight. Rounding it off to emphasize the apples of your cheeks makes for a beautiful glow.
Apply blush above the contour of your cheekbones and below the highlight.
Highlighting Using a small fluffy brush, sweep the lighter-than-your-skin-tone powder across the top of your cheek-bones above your blush area, on the bridge of your nose, across the tip of your chin, on the crescent of your lip, below your brow arch; and if you don’t have oily skin, across the middle of your forehead.
Using a small fluffy brush, sweep the lighter-than-your-skin-tone powder across the top of your cheek-bones above your blush area, on the bridge of your nose, across the tip of your chin, on the crescent of your lip, below your brow arch; and if you don’t have oily skin, across the middle of your forehead.