So the secret to healthy skin isn’t necessarily the expensive cleansers or creams, it is actually just making sure to follow a well-balanced routine. The first seems simple enough cleanse and moisturizer right? Well as simple as it may be it is often overlooked before and after a long busy day starts and ends. It is so important to start your day with a clean moisturized face and to end the day the same way. Also finding the right moisturizer for your skin type is whether it is more oily or dry definitely finding the right moisturizer for you is key!
Not only do you need to clean your face you also need to make sure the things that touch your face are clean, especially your make-up tools. Cleaning your make-up once a week is not only going to keep those built up germs off you skin but it will also prolong the life of your tools.
While washing your face daily does remove most make-up, some heavier make-up such as mascara and eyeliner can remain. This is when it is important to use a make-up remover to make sure you are able to remove all the make-up from your face, and your bed sheets will thank you for it!
So you go and spend all this money on your make-up and that is why it is so hard to part with it, but just like most things in life your make-up also has an expiration date unfortunately. It is important to keep track of the age of your make-up and throw it out in a timely manner. All make-up has very different expiration dates but here are a few guidelines for the most used things:
- Mascara, liquid or gel eyeliners: 4 to 6 months (always toss out dry mascara—never add water to extend its life)
- Moisturizers, Serums, & Foundations: 6 months to 1 year
- Powder-based products: 2-3 years
- Lipsticks., Lip Gloss, & Lip Pencils: 2-3 years
Since you are making all these preparations to keep your skin healthy the next logical thing to do is to protect it by applying sunscreen daily and it’s so simple too! Just make sure to get a moisturizer that has an added SPF, simple enough so there are no excuses ladies!
Last, but not least, proper amounts of sleep and healthy eating are a must! Everything you put into your body affects it so make sure to eat healthy and you will definitely the proof in your skin. Also making sure to get enough sleep is very important, just like the rest of your body needing rest, your skin does as well. Getting into a good routine and using these tips will really help your skin get and stay in tip-top shape!