Do You Wear Makeup?

Skin Care Tips 101

by Shay Mendoza

Shay webFor women of all ages, from preteen to those enjoying their retirement, we have all learned to deal with our flaws. Fortunately, we do have a tool that keeps those flaws hidden, MAKEUP! Applying make-up is a magical way for many women to have the appearance of smooth skin, nicely shaped lips, and perfect eyebrows, etc. In today’s generation, makeup is now being considered an “art”, not only are young women applying vibrant colors, concealer, foundation, blush in the cheek bones to give the facial structure perfect dynamics and glow, but so are young men.

Within the beauty of this talent, it does have risks. Proper skin care is a necessity to not only maintain a clean face, but to keep new problems from appearing, such as clogged pores, face discoloration, dry skin and acne.  Keeping a hydrated, oil-free and glowing natural skin isn’t a challenge, in fact it’s possible with the following cleansing tips:

An effective skin care regimen starts with a good cleanser.  When choosing a cleanser that’s right for your skin, always choose a gentler one, since harsh products can trigger the skin to produce more oil. For people with dry skin, select a product with no or few chemicals, perfumes or dyes. People with oily skin should choose a cleanser that will remove the oil without stripping the skin because that can cause production of even more oil. People with combination and normal skin can select a cleanser that is gentle depending on the climate and current skin needs. Ladies please note that regular facial cleansers can’t remove and break down waterproof makeup, so be sure to use a separate makeup remover especially for that makeup. It’s also very important to recognize that properly cleansing the skin prepares it to absorb products you may put on after like a serum or moisturizer.  Once you’re done thoroughly cleansing make sure to follow up with a moisturizer that best fits your skin type and needs. Even if you have oily skin, don’t skip this step! Oily skin doesn’t mean your skin is moisturized or hydrated.

Antioxidants, charcoal, and clay masks are helpful products that can be used before or after applying a new face of make-up. If you wear make-up daily, then a mask every 2-5 days would benefit you. If you wear make-up occasionally, then 1 mask per week would suffice. Using make-up removal wipes and cleaning the face afterwards is also another must.  Please note that regular facial cleansers can’t remove and break down waterproof makeup, so be sure to use a separate makeup remover especially for that makeup.

The most important way to keep not only your make-up looking beautiful and glowing, is to also maintain clean brushes and sponges. Cleaning your brushes and sponges in warm-hot water with a brush cleanser once a week is essential. There are so many ways to maintain good skin care from the basics such as soap and water, daily moisturizing, facial masks, hydrating lotions and more.  Sephora, Amazon, and DIY also give great tips and budgeting ways how to keep the beautiful faces of ours looking and staying healthy and clean.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.