The beauty and cosmetic industry presents thousands of options to care for the skin and improve the overall appearance. As a beauty newbie, choosing the right products to use can be downright overwhelming! To narrow down your options, we are listing down core beauty products you should stock up on:
The first step to beautiful skin is proper cleansing. You don’t want to sleep with all that gunk still on your face. The perfect facial cleanser is mild, non-drying, and effective in washing away dirt, grime, and gunk from the skin. You want a cleanser formulated with hydrating ingredients to avoid stripping the natural oils of the skin. Choose a mild, low or non-sudsing cleanser with no artificial scent or parabens.
When it comes to keeping the skin healthy, you’d be hard pressed to find a product as hard working as a moisturizer! A good moisturizer keeps the skin hydrated, smooth, and healthy. This product is your first line of defense against skin aging. Go for moisturizers that are loaded with antioxidants and botanicals that promote cell repair and boost collagen production.
The closest thing you can get to the fountain of youth is a sunblock. A sun block protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays generated by the sun. Studies show that ultraviolet rays break down the skin tissues, causing premature aging, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer.
Make a habit out of slathering high SPF sunscreen every time you head out. This goes especially if you are going to the beach. Just slip a bottle of sunscreen into your purse and take your sunblock wherever you go. Some types of sunscreens are also lightweight enough that they can be used under makeup!
The key to supple, luminous, and clear skin is regular exfoliation. Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells that cause aged, leathery, and uneven skin. However, too much exfoliation could also lead to irritated, raw skin! The key is to use a mild, exfoliating product and limit the treatment to once or twice per week. You can also use exfoliating treatments made with resurfacing fruit acids to melt the dead skin cells without abrasion.
A Good Lipstick
One way to look polished and achieve a brighter complexion without much effort is a good lipstick. Keep bold and neutral lippies in handy so you can re-touch your makeup any time of the day! Go for nourishing, non-drying formulas that do not accentuate the lines on the lips for comfortable wear.
You do not have to apply a full face to look polished. Keeping your brows neat and defined is a great trick for a flawless face. Keep a brow gel or pencil in your purse to create pristine brows. Got unruly brows? Use a brow gel or brow mascara to set the brows in place!
To keep greasiness at bay or to refresh your makeup, keep a foundation powder in your makeup kit. A foundation powder is easy to apply, portable, and sops grease that can ruin your makeup. You can also use the powder to set liquid foundation. Just apply sparingly to avoid caking!
When pressed for time, apply a little cream blush on your cheeks to bring a little color to your face. A cream blush looks more natural than a powder blush. Plus, it is much easier to apply. No makeup brush necessary! You just need to use your fingers to create naturally flushed cheeks.