Be honest. How much more attention do you pay your appearance now that Instagram and Facebook are part and parcel of our daily lives? The rise in popularity of the selfie has got all us thinking about how we can boost our beauty regimes to get that perfect shot. If you’re keen to take your selfies to the next level, here are some tips to help you achieve gorgeous, glowing skin, no filter required!
Buying skin care products
A good skin care routine is the foundation for healthy, radiant skin. If you don’t already have a bathroom that is reminiscent of an apothecary, it’s time to think about investing in some skin care products. If you were to conduct a quick online search for the latest skin care innovations, you’d be inundated with results. This is a multi-million dollar industry, and there are thousands of different products on offer. It’s always great to have a choice, but how on earth are you supposed to select the best items for your collection?
There are some basic rules when shopping for skin care products. The first thing to do is make sure you’re buying products that are suited to your skin type. We are all unique, and one person’s skin may be completely different to another’s.
The second step to take is to look for lotions or creams that cater for any skin issues you have. Do you have dark circles, dry, flaky skin or a dull complexion? If so, there are solutions out there for almost any imperfection imaginable. Take an interest in what goes into the products you buy and read some reviews.
It’s also worth having a look at the science behind the development process and gaining an understanding of how each item works. Check out Sente Labs to find out more about the latest science-based products. Once you’ve had a look around, decide what you need.
If you bought every type of skin care product on the market, you’d have hundreds of bottles. You don’t need every single item on sale. Most people use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. If you’re worried about aging, you could also consider adding eye creams and serums to nourish your skin and reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles.
Establishing a skin care routine
Once you’ve got your products, you can establish a routine that works for you. Cleanse in the morning and evening and apply moisturizer before bed. If you have dry skin, you may need to moisturize more than once a day. Always make sure you remove makeup before you go to bed and exfoliate once or twice a week. This helps to remove dead skin cells and promote skin cell renewal.
If you’re on the go all the time, it’s worth investing in travel-sized bottles to make it easier to stick to your regimen. It’s worth adapting your routine slightly as the seasons change.
Are you a self-confessed fan of the selfie? Filters are great for our ego, but there’s nothing like celebrating bare-faced beauty.