Hi Shine and Sparkle Report Readers!
Today I wanted to do a quick tip that lists the top 3 skin care tips you might not be doing. Doing these 3 things will dramatically increase the effectiveness of the products you use. In the interested of making this an actual quick tip, not a mile long post, lets get straight into it.
#1: Always Apply Products to Clean Skin/Exfoliate Occasionally: If there is a lot of dirt, skin build up, or bacteria on your skin, it will be harder for your products to work. If nothing else make sure your skin is clean. Washing your face 2 times a day with a gentle cleanser is my recommendation. Every so often use an exfoliating face wash (Without microbeads please! Read about that here!) to get off dead skin cells. Who cares if you apply product to dead skin cells, we want to nourish the healthy ones! Why not exfoliate every day? Why not with harsh face brushes? Because irritation to your skin is never good. It contributes to acne and the increased pulling/over exfoliation can lead to making your skin very sensitive and more prone to winkles/sun damage. Boo to that.
#2 Let Each Product Absorb Before Adding the Next One: It might make your skin care routine take a bit longer, but if you wait for each layer of your routine to fully absorb and dry in between layers, they will work MUCH better. This applies even if you just apply moisturizer after you wash your face. If you wait for a clean dry surface of your skin, it will make those products work better because they are not mixing together as much or competing. You also will prevent any products from balling/caking up and looking weird on your face.
#3 Wash Your Face Last In The Shower: I know you might think this wouldn't matter, but it does. Washing your face last means you get off any shampoo, conditioner, bodywash/soap residue that might be on your face. These residues are not great for your face and could effect how well your face products work. Conditioner especially can contribute to break outs, so this step is very important for acne sufferers. Doing this, ensures that you have the clean skin noted in #1 to start your skin care routine.
Hope you like my quick tips and hope to get an updated skin care routine post up and a Vegas post (if you follow me on facebook, twitter or instagram, you'd know about that already) asap.
Shine & Sparkle!