Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Be more beautiful

Posted on Thursday, 9 August 2012 by in Beauty

Having clear, beautiful and healthy skin  is the surest way to look and feel your absolute best. When skin is healthy, is shines with youthfulness and glows with vibrance. However, getting beautiful is not always easy.

Contrary to what some women may think, every skin type needs moisturizer. Whether you have oily, dry or normal, every skin type needs some type of moisture to keep it healthy and glowing.  Hydrating the skin is the single most important part of the makeup process. Having dry skin leaves you looking older and tired. Moisturinzing helps fight against dry skin and makes an excellent base to ensure that makeup goes on smooth and beautiful. So, where do you begin? Since there are so many different kinds of moisturizers, picking one can be quite confusing. Here is the lo-down on what kinds of moisturizers there are out there:

Creams: This is typically the heaviest and most intensive moisturizer that you can get. It is best for people who have very dry skin or works great as a winter moisturizer as well.  We all need the protection in winter, as the wind and low moisture in the air can often make your skin flake hence creating a flaking complexion.

Fluids: Fluids are best for people that have combination to oily skins. It is an ideal summer moisturizer. It’s just light enough that you your skin doesn’t look dry, but you aren’t feeling greasy by noon. With the heat you need a moisturizer that will leave you feeling light and not pasty.  Having a light moisturizer also ensures that your foundation does not slide off during the day with the heat. Drinking plenty of water also helps to keep your skin clean and hydrated.

Gels: This is the lightest-weight moisturizer that is available on the market today. They are great for people that have oily skin and absorb quickly. Individuals with dry skin should try not to use gels because they will not be getting the hydration and moisture that their skin needs.

Oils: Even though many people like oils, and they are ideal for all kinds of skin types, I try to stay away from them. I find that they leave my skin feeling greasy and that it makes me break out more often than not. For people that want to risk it, oils come in many different formulas and types. Experiment and find out what works best for you.  Remember that oil based moisturizes can clog the pores, leaving your skin open to break-outs.

Serums: A serum is a moisturizer that is a combination of a cream moisturizer and a fluid moisturizer. They are great for people with oily skin because they are incredibly lightweight and absorb very quickly. An added bonus about serums is that they can work as an anti-aging moisturizer as well.   These are great as they are easy to apply and do not leave a residue on your skin which often can make your make-up slide off your face during the course of the day.

The most important thing to do is experiment with all of these different kinds of moisturizers and then ask yourself certain key questions. Does this moisturizer make my skin feel too oily or dry? Does it make my makeup feel smooth or flakey? Does it irritate my skin or cause pimples? Is it easy to use and something that I would be willing to use everyday? If your answers were good to all of these questions, then chances are that you found a good moisturizer. Once you find a moisturizer that you like, never give up looking for moisturizers. You never know when something better might come along! Ask a beautician or pharmacist if you are having problems with finding the right product for your skin care.

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