Many people do not take proper care of their skin, especially women, who believe that every problem can be hidden with a little bit of makeup. However, it only makes everything worse, and the fact is that everyone should know what their skin type is, get the right products, set up a daily routine for treating your skin, and most importantly – stick to it!
Know Your Skin
Every day we see commercials for different skin products and models with their perfect smooth faces advertising them. Of course, we immediately want to try them all, just to calm our problematic skin, but we cannot buy just anything we see. First, we have to determine what is our skin type, and only then can we know what the appropriate products are.
If you notice that your skin is constantly shiny, and it almost feels a little bit wet under your fingers, then you have oily skin. People with this type are the ones that usually have the most problems with pimples and blackheads. If you are one of them, do not try to treat them yourself, but rather pay a visit to a professional to do an acne treatment to be sure that you will get rid of them completely.
If you notice that your skin itches and that it peels in some places, then you definitely have dry skin. It is impossible to hide it with makeup, as it only makes problematic spots even more visible, and the best solution is to moisturize your face every morning and even night.
Normal skin is neither oily nor dry but smooth and firm, and whoever is lucky enough to have it should only moisturize it and cleanse it regularly with soap and hot water.
People with combination skin only have some oily areas on their face, and the rest can be both normal or dry. Simply moisturize it from time to time, and also exfoliate and cleanse on a daily basis.
Sensitive skin reacts badly to many products, and it is extremely hard to find the ones that will suit you best. This will involve a lot of testing and patience until you discover just the right moisturizer and a facial crème.
Just Let it Go
Whenever we notice even the smallest pimple on our face, it is hard to resist the urge to try to remove it. However, it is always better to leave it just like that instead of picking it up until we destroy the top layer of our skin, as it will take days to heal.
Wash Your Hands
Another problem is that our fingers are full of bacteria, and we cannot simply touch our face whenever we feel like it. First, we have to wash our hands in hot water, and then our face, but maybe the best solution would be to use a wet towel or an oil-absorbent paper.
Every morning, before you start putting on your makeup, make sure that you have cleaned your face thoroughly. After you wash your hands, use hot water to open up the pores on your face. Then take the cleanser, massage it deep into your skin, and remove it with cotton pads. After that, use a clean towel, the one that is reserved just for your face, and tap dry so that the skin would not get irritated. Repeat the whole process in the evening after you remove your makeup so that your face can breathe overnight.
Finally, do not forget to regularly moisturize your skin, no matter what skin type you have, to avoid redness. Most importantly, if you start a certain routine, stick to it, as your skin will not tolerate any sudden changes.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.