any skin care tips/products?
- drink at least 1.5 - 2 litres of water a day
- use rosewater as a toner. it has so many benefits.
- wash your pillowcases regularly to prevent break outs.
- do NOT use coconut oil as a moisturiser; it’s comedogenic, which means it clogs pores.
- always apply sunscreen to your face (even if you’re brown) as it lessens the chance of sunspots and deepening already existing pigmentation.
- lush ultrabalm is a really good multi-use product! you can use it to heal tattoos, as a lipbalm or to ease dry elbows. i like to apply it to my eyebrows for a naturally done-ish eyebrow look when i’m not wearing makeup.
- always double cleanse at night; one time to remove any excess makeup and residue and another time to deep cleanse.
- exfoliate. i recommend a chemical exfoliation! you can do these at home with dr. dennis gross alpha beta peel ($$) or even the pixi glow tonic to-go exfoliating toner pads.
- the makeup eraser is a great makeup remover, also eco-friendly. just use water! (although you still need to cleanse afterwards and not ideal for travelling).
- DON’T put your face directly towards the shower head when showering, esp if you have sensitive skin. It can irritate capillaries.
- if you’re looking for a good skincare tool, use a konjac sponge! keep in mind they need to be replaced regularly.
- wash your makeup brushes regularly! i recommend at least spraying them with brush cleaner after every use. especially with your foundation brushes, as foundation gets caked in and is much harder to get out when you’re washing it!
- use oils. even if you’re oily. but figure out you skin type first!
- once you have, check out this article by byrdie for a guide to skincare for every skin type.
- don’t put these things on your face.
- invest in your skincare, or if you can’t, at least go for a more natural alternative. some semi-affordable skincare brands i love are pixi, the ordinary and sukin.
- use a face mask once a week! i recommend a dry clay mask (one you have to mix with water to activate) because it contains less to no preservatives and is often much more better your skin.
- charcoal is a great ingredient found in skincare that can help draw out bacteria, dirt etc from your skin.