Having flawless skin is the dream of every woman. And it’s an achievable one. And no, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on high-end beauty products or go under the knife to make it come true. You just need to stop your bad habits and use the right tools. Here’s how:
1. Healthy lifestyle
Great skin comes from within. There is only so much even the best-formulated skincare products can do if you don’t take care of your skin from within by leading a healthy lifestyle: eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol, don’t smoke and get your beauty sleep.
2. Use skincare products suited to your skin type and concerns
You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive beauty products. There are lots of cheaper ones that are well-formulated and effective as well. The important thing is that you choose those that suit your skin type and needs. Do you have oily skin? Then choose lightweight lotions and leave the richer creams to those with dry skin. Acne? Opt for products with Benzoyl Peroxide or Tea Tree Oil. Want to fight premature aging? Look for products with antioxidant and retinoids. And remember to use sunscreen daily. It prevents wrinkles, sun spots, cancer and keeps your skin looking younger for longer.
3. Let your moisturizer sink in before applying makeup
Always apply foundation on a clean and moisturized face to avoid it looking cakey and emphasizing any dry spot you may have. But make sure you wait a few minutes to let your moisturizer sink in before applying foundation! If the moisturizer is still sitting on your skin, it will gunk up the foundation; and then, once everything’s absorbed, your foundation will look patchy and cakey. Not a good look, is it?
4. Use a face primer
This is an optional step. The main purpose of face primers is to makeup your makeup last longer so, unless you know you will be out of the house for the entire day, you may not need it. However, those with oily skin will benefit from using a mattifying primer, which will help keep the oil at bay and make makeup stay in place. Some primers are also formulated to help cover imperfections and large pores and just even out the skintone, which will allow you to use less foundation.
5. Cover up any skin imperfections
Use a foundation with enough coverage to even out your skintone, but that can also easily be sheered out so that it will look natural. Next, use a concealer to hide spots and dark circles. You can apply it with either your fingers or a brush but I find the latter works best. Also, to cover dark circles, I like to use the triangle method, which I think gives a more natural result and brightens up the face as well.
Do you have any other tips on how to get flawless skin? Share them in the comments!