Having a skin care routine before you apply your make up and when you are taking it off is extremely important. Proper skincare is often overlooked, especially for people who are starting out with makeup or apply only minimal amounts because they believe it isn’t needed, but I can’t stress enough the importance of daily skincare.
I believe it is good to take out time in your day to look after your skin. Some people make the terrible mistake of going to bed without removing their makeup and taking good care of their skin. This can have drastic effects. It’s so important to keep your skin healthy, just like any other part of your body and leaving makeup on your skin can lead to infections, rashes, sores and acne. Even if you don’t think you have enough time in your day to have a session of moisturising and cleaning your skin, 5 minutes when you wake up and before you go to bed can suffice because it means you are at least trying and starting to look after your skin.
There are many ways to take care of your skin. Cleansing is, for me, the first thing to do and one of the most important things. Water is the simplest way you can cleanse your skin without having to worry about buying a product to suit your skin-type. During the day, your skin will lose moisture and become dry, which is why moisturising is vital. The skin needs to ‘repair’ itself and to look as healthy as possible.
It is also important to know what skin-type you are, so you can look after it in the right way. You may be someone who suffers from oily skin, dry skin or a combination of both. Different skin types require certain products and routines to make sure they are healthy. But it’s not only skincare products that can help, it’s also having a happy and healthy mindset. If you feel good about your skin and how you are looking after it, soon enough it will look good and you’ll know what you are doing is right.