The young rushing to get old and the old doing all that it takes to stay young is one of the most noticeable ironies in life. Well, blame the latter to vanity, or, possibly, let’s be grateful for it. The key to staying young is just the following simple routine! Here’s how:
• Clean your face correctly
Remove all traces of cosmetics on your face by using cotton balls and moisturizing lotion. Using warm water (opens pores for deeper cleansing) and a soap-free, non-comedogenic, and mild cleanser, gently rotate your middle and pinky fingers upwards avoiding harsh rubbing that could harm your skin. Make sure hands are washed to prevent spreading bacteria and dirt which can worsen acne and other skin problems.
Massage face wash on the skin for approximately 60 seconds to wash away filth, bacteria, pollutants, and product residue. Wash at least three times to remove residues that will close our pores. After rubbing the skin dry, use an alcohol-free toner that preferably contains glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid. These acids can reduce the size of your pores and can provide you immediate results.
• Use soap on select areas
To keep the softness of skin, soap should be applied only on select areas–your face, underarms, feet, groin, and buttocks. These are the areas that need the cleansing effects of soap so other areas won’t be accidentally stripped off of its natural skin oils. Some specialists say that cleaning other areas with water alone is enough to make them fresh.
• Moisturize while you wash
Moisturizing after cleansing is definitely important. Cleaning the face can aggressively remove the essential oil of the skin. Moisturizing after cleansing will supply the necessary oil that was lost. Use products that contain the least amount of harsh additives. Pure Vitamin E and aloe vera oil can be used too for intense moisture treatment. Just open a capsule and apply it directly to the skin for that intense moisture you require.
• Let moisturizer be absorbed properly
Set moisturizer for at least three minutes before using makeup. This will allow your moisturizer to be fully absorbed and will help your makeup to last all day.
• Clean a damp face, not a dry one
Use cleaners on wet skin. According to Dr. Mary Lupo, a professor of dermatology at Tulane University, cleaners are more likely to be irritating if used on dry skin. This will also secure the moisture.
• Splash face with cool water before a makeup
This helps shrink pores and is a method used by makeup experts to help makeup glide on seamlessly. Furthermore, tinier pores give small space for pollutants and makeups to reside, hence, a more radiant skin.
• Apply products correctly
The effectiveness of products depends mainly upon their penetration into the skin. For better absorption of elements, follow this course: toner, serum or treatment products (like retinoids), moisturizer, and sunscreen. This order will keep heavy formulas from preventing lighter ones to be received well.
• Move your sunshade
Change the position of your sunshade in your car. Move this to your left to block UV rays while you are driving. If not, the left side of your face would tend to look older than the other side because of the sun’s harm. Nonetheless, puta shade wherever you are seated in your car. It does not only defend your skin, but also that of your fellows.
Experts have done their share, so now it’s time to do yours.