April 21, 2014

3 Basic Steps to flawless skin

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I am sure by now you are mesmerized by the skin on this girl. Yes i said skin! You might disagree with me but no amount of makeup can disguise any icky nasty skin. It all starts with the foundation and not liquid foundation but your bare skin. Though i am not a dermatologist or an esthetician , i have taken my time to learn and ask questions (because i am obsessed with beauty) in order to improve my skin and now i am sharing my knowledge. 

My friend complained to me about her skin this weekend and i asked her what she used on a daily bases. She said "Oh i just use regular bar soap" What! I almost passed out. I went ahead and explained to her the importance of having a regimen and what products would work for her sensitive skin.

Here are the three basic steps everyone should practice.
1) Cleanse: Cleansers are made to clean the topmost layer of you skin. When you wake up in the morning to remove your night cream and at night to remove your makeup, oil and pollution your face has endured. With that being said, cleansers sit on your skin for a very short amount of time and that means it will not do all the cleaning you need. That is why step 2 is important.

2) Tone: A toner is used for two things, to remove excess dirt and oil your cleanser left behind and also to restore your PH balance. I hear people say using a toner is not a necessity and they wonder why their dry skin is drier or oily skin is oilier.

3) Moisturize: Moisture is very important, just like you get thirsty your skin gets thirsty too. If you have oily skin, you need to moisturize your skin to balance the oil production in your skin. No moisture equals more oil on your face. If you are on the dry side, you need moisture to reduce scales and your skin shriveling up. No moisture and you look like a desert.

I want to hear from you guys, leave questions and comments about your skincare regimen.
See you soon!