Everyone is aiming for the perfect flawless skin and i know it is hard to reach this point and if we had a really good skin one day its hard to keep it this way for a while mainly because of our diet, the weather and the pollutants surrounding us and of course make up. I don’t say that make up will damage our skin but we have to clean our skin really good after make up. Any remains will cause us bad skin, skin infection and acne. Don’t ever say that you’re too tired or lazy to remove your make up at night and sleep with it. During the night the skin reacts differently than the day so your skin needs to be cleaned very well to be able to breathe.
Now here are some tips that i swear by to keep a clean, good looking, glowing skin. Hope they will work its magic the same way they do to me. I don’t have the perfect skin but i’ve noticed a big difference when i follow my own tips 😉
Its no secret that water is essential for our beauty, and when they say its important to drink a 1.5 or 2 liters a day they were right, its very important. The difference i noticed while drinking less than 1.5 liter of water is that my skin becomes dryer, kind of pale and i have dry chapped lips. When i do drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water every day my skin acts healthier, my lips look healthier and i don’t need to apply the same amount of lip moisturizer as i used to when i drink less.
To make it easier to drink at least 1.5 liters of water every day, there are plastic bottles by Lock & Lock available from Carrefour, its very affordable and helps knowing exactly how much of water we drink everyday, these plastic bottles come in different sizes. Just fill the bottle everyday in the morning and keep it beside you all day, take sips every now and then until you finish the whole bottle by night. Or you can count drinking 3-4 500ml bottles.
Clean your skin when you wake up in the morning and apply your skin care products, i’ve noticed some people only wash their face with water, then apply whatever they want and sometimes they don’t. The reason you have to clean your skin first thing in the morning is to get rid of whatever you applied at night, and to clean your face from the excess oil you had during your sleep, you will be having a long day so keep it clean first thing in the morning so you will look fresh.
I prefer using an eye make up remover for my eyes and my lips, there are special ones that work for both, and wipes for my face. I used to use the wipes to remove my eye make up but i noticed it causes me dark circles under my eyes, when i stopped using the wipes for my eyes the dark circles were reduced.
Now this tip comes with No.2, you have to clean your skin right before you go to bed, you had a long day, your skin got exposed to a lot of pollutants and don’t think of sleeping with it. Clean your face very good and be sure to remove any make up if you did wear any.
Using a night skin product is important to restore your skin, some can target skin affected by pollution, stress and lack of sleep. A good product is Beauty Sleep Restoring Skincare Palette by YSL that has a nourishing lip balm on top and a thick rich restoring clean in the lower compartment. This cream is especially designed for the skin care affected by lack of sleep, to make it nourished and healthy looking on the next day.
This one comes along with No.3, after cleansing your face at night you better apply a facial toner, the reason its important to use a facial toner that you have opened your skin pores while cleansing your face, the toner will close them up and rebalance your facial oils, it wont be too oily nor too dry. I have noticed a big difference in my skin after i included a facial toner into my skin care routine.
Sebium H2O by Bioderma is alcohol free, alcohol based toner tend to dry out the skin a little bit. This one is suitable for combination or oily skin.
Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin and smooth out the skin surface. Use a gentle exfoliator so you can use it everyday or every other day, scrub your skin very gently. The daily exfoliators tend to be gentle on the skin whereas the weekly ones are a bit rough.