5 Everyday Beauty Habits
Even if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, self-care goes a long way in improving how we feel and look. Make these simple beauty habits part of your everyday routine and you may be amazed at how much better both feel and look!
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Cleansing is one of the cornerstones of skin care regimens. It removes dirt, pollution, makeup and sunscreen that could cause irritation as well as any impurities that clog pores causing breakouts and inflammation, thus protecting against breakouts and inflammation. Edwards stresses the importance of choosing a gentle yet creamy cleanser which won’t strip your complexion of its natural oils – something she recommends taking into consideration by considering individual’s current skin conditions and sensitivities when choosing formulas – “Cleansing is very personal!” Edwards emphasizes when choosing products – what works great for one may not work at all – thus making gentle cleanser the way forward when selecting formulas suited to their individual’s individual needs while not causing irritations!
As part of an everyday beauty routine, she suggests double-cleansing daily for maximum effectiveness. “Double cleansing is an effective way to ensure all buildup, makeup and sunscreen is removed properly so the rest of your skincare regimen can penetrate better,” explains Michelle. Generally done using an oil-based cleanser such as cleansing balm or oil followed by water-based wash, double cleansing will remove both sebum (natural sebum production), cosmetics, skincare products and sunscreen as well as deeper layers of pore bacteria from skin pores.
Opt for an oil-based cleanser designed for gentle use on the complexion (such as Biologique Recherche’s) or opt for a makeup remover gel like that from Gel Nettoyant that’s specially made to dissolve even stubborn makeup without leaving an oily film behind – both are great ways of giving skin an easy yet thorough cleanse without irritation.
To use, take a pea-sized amount of product between your palms and massage into dry skin using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with either warm or cold water and pat the face dry using soft cotton or muslin cloth (never rough towels as this could aggravate and irritate). For added hydration follow with serum or moisturizer; double cleansing heavy makeup/SPF products is highly recommended before bed to ensure all product residue has been properly removed from your system.
No matter your skincare experience level, moisturizing should always be part of your beauty routine. Moisturizer provides essential hydration to the face while also supporting its protective moisture barrier, keeping skin looking supple and healthy.
Moisturizing can also help prevent wrinkles. A well-hydrated face has greater resilience against fine lines and wrinkles over time, while moisturizers help smooth rough patches and minimize pores for an even complexion that radiates health. A daily face moisturizer is especially essential for sensitive and irritated skin as it soothes your complexion, providing radiant beauty and health in its wake.
There are various facial moisturizers on the market designed to meet different skin needs and concerns. You have your choice between gel, lotion, cream and ointment moisturizers; gel is lighter on skin while creams contain more oil for nourishing dry areas of the face; finally an ointment provides maximum hydration to very dry patches of skin.
Moisturizers contain ingredients such as humectants and occlusives that attract and hold water into your skin to keep it hydrated, as well as antioxidants that fight free radical damage and provide antioxidant protection for free radical damage protection. A good moisturizer should contain multiple such components to provide maximum benefits to your skin.
Moisturizing your face daily, both morning and night, after cleansing is an essential yet simple skincare step that should not be skipped. Many may think they don’t require this step or believe they have enough moisture in their lives; but in truth your skin needs constant hydration for maximum appearance!
Moisturizing can also be an excellent way to pamper your complexion prior to applying makeup, leaving the skin soft and supple and helping it blend more easily – this will also give your complexion an authentic, fresh-faced glow!
No matter if you’re an experienced skincare veteran or just starting your three-step regime for the first time, most skin care regimens involve some form of exfoliation. Unfortunately, however, not many people realize that overexfoliating can actually do more damage than good; Shen Beauty esthetician Carrie Lindsey recently told Glamour that too much exfoliation may slow down cell turnover and lead to issues such as clogged pores, dryness and overall dull appearances.
Exfoliation helps remove dead cells that create a barrier between your face and any nourishing products you apply, and them. This enables these products to absorb properly into your skin for smoother results with reduced flakiness or patchy areas that may develop later.
Exfoliation helps fade age spots by clearing away their associated pigment, reduce pore size and superficial scarring, minimize fine lines, and even out skin tone. Shedding off these old, damaged skin cells is part of your body’s natural renewal cycle and essential for healthy, radiant skin.
However, excessive scrubs and chemical exfoliants (such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid peels ) can irritate your skin to an extreme degree, leaving it red, flakey and inflamed. Over time, more sensitive skin may also become vulnerable to sun damage and environmental factors that cause premature aging.
Apart from any potential drawbacks, regular exfoliation can benefit every skin type – just make sure you follow instructions for whatever product you use and be gentle!
If you are using physical exfoliators such as scrubs or body polishes, such as wetting your skin before applying a nickel-sized amount of the product and massaging into it. Rinse with water afterwards. For chemical exfoliants like glycolic and salicylic acids, simply follow their brand’s instructions when applying directly onto clean skin.
Hydration is essential regardless of skin type; however, dehydrated complexions require additional care in order to ward off irritants and protect themselves from pollution or environmental stresses that could damage or lead to breakouts. Maintaining adequate levels of hydration throughout your day will ensure you look your best!
Drinking plenty of water each day is one easy way to do just this, while adding in products like hydrating cleansers that lock in moisture and nightly moisturizers can also help. For those with particularly dry complexions, serums or creams targeting specific needs such as plumping and smoothing the skin might also come in handy.
Hyaluronic acid products can also help your skin by increasing hydration levels in your system and creating a cushion under the surface that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Additionally to drinking plenty of water, supplements and minerals can also play an integral part in keeping skin hydrated. Magnesium and calcium both play important roles in skin health by helping regulate water balance and aiding nerve function; both can be found in various food items, including nuts and whole grains as well as in daily vitamin regiments.
Essences can provide excellent hydration. An essence is a lightweight lotion that quickly penetrates skin layers, helping any products applied later to take effect more fully and quickly.
If you want to really commit to skincare, investing in quality serum and cream is key. But more than anything, developing and sticking with a routine that meets both your and your skin’s needs are equally essential! Be sure to drink enough water and find what works for both of you!