All of us want healthy, radiant skin. There are lots of things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling great. You may be aware of the benefits of exercise, drinking water, and cleansing. But have you ever thought how makeup affects your skin? Here are some top tips to help keep your skin and eyes healthy.
Choosing the right foundation
Wearing foundation can affect your skin. Some people find that certain products give them breakouts. Others may suffer from irritation. When you’re looking for a new foundation, choose a product, which suits your skin type. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin. Look out for light foundations, which contain natural ingredients. Try to avoid wearing layers and layers of foundation. This can block your pores and cause the skin to feel claggy.
If you’re not sure which foundation to buy, ask an assistant for advice. You may find that you have to try several products before you find a perfect match.
Cleaning your brushes and sponges
If you use brushes or sponges to apply your makeup, make sure you clean them regularly. If you don’t wash them, the product will collect and harden. There’s also a risk that bacteria can gather on your brushes. This may increase the chances of spots and skin infections. Washing your brushes will also condition the hair, which will improve the application of your makeup.
Finding the best mascara
With so many products out there, it can be tough to find the best mascara for your eyes. You tend to focus on skin type when you choose foundation, and you should be equally diligent when selecting a foundation. There are many different types and brands out there. Think about what you want from your mascara and what will best suit your eyes. If you have sensitive eyes, go for a specially designed natural product. If you wear contacts, or you have allergies, you may be best going for a waterproof mascara. You can also choose from natural, lengthening and volumising mascaras.
When you’ve found your perfect mascara, don’t forget to replace it. You shouldn’t use the same mascara for more than four months. It’s also important not to share mascara with others.
Sleeping in your makeup is a definite no-no. If you go to bed with a full face of makeup on, this will clog your pores. You may find that you get pimples and spots, and your skin feels different in the morning. If you take the time to remove your makeup, your skin will feel much fresher and softer when you wake up. If you can’t muster up the energy to wash your face, grab a facial wipe. Once you’ve taken off your makeup, apply moisturiser to your skin.
Most people apply makeup to make them look more attractive and feel more confident. When you put your makeup on or you’re adding to your cosmetics collection, it’s wise to think about your skin. Choose products, which suit your skin type and try and opt for natural items. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin or eyes. Experiment with products, and ask skincare and beauty experts for recommendations. Replace makeup products on a regular basis, and always take your makeup off before bed.