Oh, I would die for a flawless skin. I am not blessed with perfect skin so enters makeup. I have to admit, I am a makeup junkie. I love makeup because somehow it helps boost your confidence and hide the imperfect skin. But recently, I been opting more in the no-make-up make-up look. I also have ventured out with naked face, sans makeup and it is liberating! I realized there are some tricks and ways to look good without makeup.
- GENTLE FACIAL SCRUBS TWICE WEEKLY
I have discovered facial scrubs the last few months. I have used facial scrubs twice weekly and my face glows the day after. It scrubs off the dead skin cells and makes my skin more clean & glowing. I particularly love the FaceShop Black Sugar Facial Scrub. The grains maybe a bit large but it wasn’t abrasive and my skin didn’t react to it. I love that it is all natural and the smell is not so strong.
- EXFOLIATE WITH AHAs and BAHAs
AHAs (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids) and BAHAs (Beta-Hydroxy Acids) are chemical exfoliants that allows you to have a dewy, youthful skin. Examples of AHAs are glycolic acid and lactic acid while an example of BAHAs is salicylic acid. AHAs are best for sun-damaged and wrinkled skin while BAHAs are good for acne-prone and sensitive skin. A lot of people swears by AHAs when they incorporate it in their daily skin regimen. Unfortunately, my skin doesn’t react well with AHAs. It makes my skin too dry and irritated. But I have used BAHAs given by my dermatologist and people would complement me for my dewy, glowing skin. Salicylic acids are good for pimples and works for me. Use these exfoliant with caution though and consult your dermatologist first.
- USE MOISTURISER
I didn’t realize the importance of moisturizer until in my 30s. I never thought it was essential in my skincare regimen because I used to have very oily skin. It makes the skin more supple and you can go without makeup as long as your skin looks healthy and moisturized.
- USING COLLAGEN MASKS
When I do my twice-weekly routine of facial scrub, I follow on collagen masks and it works wonders. It makes my skin look and feel so soft. It makes me look like I sleep well for hours which is not the case considering I am now a mom of two.
- DRINKING LOTS OF WATER
Drinking lots of water makes my skin looks supple and healthy. I noticed when I drink softdrinks, my skin looks dull, dehydrated and my face looks bloated. But when I drink a sufficient amount of water, I don’t even need makeup or foundation base.
- WEAR A LARGE DARK SUNGLASSES
Even at times when our skin is not as its best, we can still look good without makeup by wearing a large dark sunglasses that suits your face shape. You still look classy with added mystery. This is one trick that most celebrities do especially they are out doing errands or after an airplane flight so they can look good for paparazzi shots.
Do you have any ideas to add? Do share.