There can be no doubt that demand for natural beauty products has grown dramatically in the past few years. And it’s easy to see why, since natural products offer more benefits over their synthetic counterparts. They’re eco-friendly, free from harmful ingredients, and are just as – if not more – effective. Here are a few simple skincare and makeup tips to help you get the most out of your natural beauty products and ensure a fresh face all day long.
CLEAN YOUR FACE
Maximizing your foundation wear means starting with a pristine base. It’s important to look after your skin and keep it clean and glowing with a good skincare routine. Use a gentle cleanser to get rid of any dirt, oil, and lingering makeup. Apply a toner afterwards to complete the process and help balance your skin’s pH levels (which is beneficial for healthy skin flora and therefore healthy skin).
Exfoliating is another vital step that’s crucial for rejuvenating the complexion and wicking away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. When it comes to taking care of your skin, be careful not to over-wash your face, scrub the skin, or use harsh products which cause irritation and redness. Exfoliate regularly but keep it to once or twice a week if your skin is either very dry or sensitive.
CHOOSE A GOOD FOUNDATION
The key to long-lasting makeup is picking the foundation that suits your skin type. Not only will this help your foundation look great, but it will also stay in place much longer. If you have oily or combination skin, avoid moisturizing foundations at all costs. Alternatively, if you have dry skin, you’ll want to use a nourishing foundation with a satin finish. You may also find you need to switch up your foundation depending on the climate. You might need a matte foundation during the summer, and something more hydrating during the winter. You may also need to slightly adapt the color of your foundation according to the seasons. For winter, a lighter shade will be preferred, over something a shade or two darker for summer, when you’re more likely to be carrying either natural color from the sun, or from applying a fake tan.
SET YOUR MAKEUP
To finish up, set your makeup with either translucent powder or a setting spray – or both if you really want to lock in your makeup. You may wonder if these products are really worth it, but they are truly essential for extending the longevity of your foundation. Setting products essentially seal in your makeup and prevent it from slipping and sliding around your face. They also work to absorb excess oil and keep unsightly shine at bay.
With these handy tips, your makeup should stay put for hours to come. For even better results, use blotting paper to soak up grease throughout the day and help ensure a stunning matte complexion.
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