Everyone has their own beauty regime. That being said, there are a few guidelines that we all need to follow.
- Wipe it off before bed.
I admit that this is one rule I tend to break. In my defence- I only break it after a very, long day. Never fall into bed with make-up or without washing your face. You’ll avoid breakouts and you’ll wipe away the grime from the day.
- Wear sunscreen.
Sunscreen is your friend. You’ll always hear this because it’s the one rule you’re not allowed to break. This is due to the fact that you’re protecting yourself against skin cancer.
- Water, water and more water.
Hydration is of paramount importance when it comes to your body functioning well. It keeps you alive and healthy and this shows on your skin.
- Know how to line your lips
Lip liners were created to improve our lipsticks and make our lips appear fuller. It should be one shade of your lipstick and be within one millimetre of your actual lip line.
If you don’t own double-duty mascara, use the lash curler before you apply the mascara. Not doing it this can result in clumpy, sticky lashes.
- Handbag war kit
Life can get crazy so you never know when you’ll end up in a beauty emergency. Fill up your massive handbag with the following; safety pins, two shades of lipstick, concealer, powder, hand lotion, perfume and deodorant.
- Have beauty people who care for you and your beauty
Have a doctor who can regularly check your health, a dermatologist to help with any skincare issues and a hairdresser who would never let you have a bad hair day.
- Leave your brows alone.
Don’t join the brow revolution. You can groom them but please; don’t try to trim them.
- Exfoliation is key
This is one rule people tend to neglect. Exfoliation helps to even out your skin tone, brighten your skin, reduce pores and help with breakouts.
- Wash your face properly
When washing your face, spend at least one to two minutes. Really massage your skin.
- Your skin tone is your beauty guide
Understanding and accepting your skin tone helps when choosing makeup, your hair colour and outfits. Your foundation and concealer must match your skin.
- Let that pimple be
Never scrub, pick, poke, or squeeze at your pimples and blemishes. Also, keep the toothpaste to your teeth. If your breakout is still persistent after a few weeks, visit your dermatologist.
- Eye cream
The area around the eyes is very thin and lacks oil glands. It also ages the quickest. Invest in a great eye cream or use coconut oil.
- Never chop it yourself
It may be cheaper but never ever cut and colour your own hair. Trust your hair dresser.
- Use retinols
Start using retinols after the age of 25. Retinols exfoliate the skin and support and build the epidermis.
- Throw out expired makeup
Expired makeup has bacteria that can harm your skin. Always look at the expiry date.
- Enjoy anti-inflammatory foods
Inflammatory foods are sugary and processed. These can lead to redness and breakouts. Anti-inflammatory foods include dark leafy vegetables, blueberries, and broccoli. These keep the skin clear and glowing.
- Have fun!
Don’t be afraid to have fun. Don’t pay attention to what other people say. Learn to try new things. Accept yourself exactly the way you are or else you will never be happy with your look. Makeup is fun but it shouldn’t be a way to cover-up your unhappiness.
- Love yourself.
You should never have to jeopardize your health or sanity just to be ahead of the trend. Looking good shouldn’t have to hurt.