Facial recognition….When you talk to someone face to face or via facetime, skype or through a zoom meeting, what is the first thing you notice? Is it their eyes? Their hair, or is it their skin? For me, I always seem to notice people’s skin. Skin is that outer layer of tissue on our body that guards everything inside. Let’s think about that, it guards everything inside our bodies. It’s our outer armour, right?
Well, truth be told, if we don’t take care of the inside, it shows on the outside. Am I right? Many people have self sabotaging behaviors like poor diet, smoking and over-consuming alcohol. All of these habits can be relating to inner struggles that people have and they find comfort in the food, smokes and alcohol. AND IT SHOWS!
Especially as people age you can always notice the difference in people’s skin. Not only by the color, or amount of wrinkles, but also by the tone and texture of someone’s skin. I’m not going to sit here and lecture you about diet, exercise and bad habits. But, what I am going to talk about is skin care.
I recently wrote about the importance of hydrating your body which has benefits for the skin too. Another basic skin care regimen is using a moisturizer. Not just any moisturizer, but make sure it contains at least the minimum of a 15 SPF. It’s recommended to be higher to about 25-30. I can’t stress enough how important this one simple step is.
Before you put on your foundation,bronzer, concealer or whatever your beauty weapons might be, always put on a simple layer of moisturizer with SPF first! This simple basic daily step added to your makeup routine will leave your skin hydrated, glowing and protected from the strong rays of the sun.
It’s also good to get into the habit of putting moisturizer on before you go to bed to rejuvenate your skin overnight. After you wash off your makeup and pat dry your face, take that extra ten seconds and rub on some moisturizer. Over a short period of time you will definitely notice a difference in the tone and elasticity in your face and you will also love the feel and the glow of your skin.
There are many options out there for different moisturizers, and just as with makeup they range in price from low to high end. I personally like a moisturizer that isn’t thick and goes on smooth and not sticky. Everyone has their preference. Go to a beauty counter and ask for samples. Get multiple brands and try them out. Also check out the travel size sections in your local pharmacy. You’ll be surprised how many brand name products are available in affordable trial travel sizes. Grab a few and sample them all. As with any new facial product, Be sure to dab it on the top of your hand first, and rub it in. Let it sit there for a few minutes to an hour just to make sure you aren’t allergic. You definitely don’t want to try new products on your face and end up with swelling or red blotches from an allergic reaction!
So,take a few minutes and pamper yourself and hydrate your skin. Go, go get that glow on!