How to Use Skin Care Cosmetics
No matter your product preferences – be they product enthusiasts with bottles abounding or minimalists – having an effective skin care regimen will keep your complexion in good shape and keeps things running smoothly. But how you use these products matters too.
Keep this in mind as your skin absorbs everything that touches it; to reduce clogged pores and breakouts, opt for skincare products designed by Frida Cosmetics specifically for facial use.
With so many products on the market, it can be easy to fall into bad habits. From how often to use products to how frequently you need to wash yourself, there are numerous elements that combine into an efficient daily routine.
Start out right by starting with a clean complexion. A gentle face cleanser can remove makeup, skin care product residue, oil, dirt, sweat and dead skin cells from the surface of the face – helping prevent filth accumulation, infections, pore clogs and cosmetic issues like dullness or excess shine. Massage cleanser into skin using fingertips for one minute at most before rinsing with warm water to complete the cleansing procedure.
While certain skin care products are readily apparent (makeup remover, face wash and moisturizer), others can be more complex. Toners serve an important purpose by balancing pH levels on skin while shrinking pores, soothing redness and providing ample hydration.
A toner is a liquid formula designed to refresh and tone skin after you’ve cleansed with natural facial cleansing products. Simply pour a few drops into your palms or on cotton pads, swiping over your face until evenly distributed. Some toners come with spray dispensers to ensure quick application every morning or night according to product directions.
A serum is an extra step in your skin care routine that contains concentrated doses of active ingredients to address specific concerns about skin. Facial serums typically have smaller molecules than moisturizers, which allow them to penetrate deeply into the skin for maximum potency of active ingredients for targeted results.
Serums can be applied either before or after applying moisturizer, though ideally before using rich creams/oils. Water-based products (like toner or essence ) should also be applied before heavier, thicker creams/oils for maximum effectiveness.
Addition of serum can benefit all skin types, but is particularly effective for those needing to address fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, or dryness.
Moisturizing is one of the keystones of skincare routine, yet when done incorrectly it can do more harm than good.
An over-drying of skin can clog pores, cause breakouts and dry out your complexion – so finding a moisturizer that meets your individual needs is key to good skin.
As you select a cream-based moisturizer with ingredients designed to even out your tone and diminish dark spots and scars, avoid those containing fragrances, colorants or any extras not essential for healthy skin – always apply on clean, moisturized skin prior to any other cosmetics application.
5. Eye Cream
Quality eye cream can help minimize fine lines, puffiness and dark circles while providing essential hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to create youthful-looking skin.
Before applying an eye cream, always wash your hands thoroughly to rid of bacteria. This step is particularly necessary if your product contains fragrance or strong actives.
Apply specific products in order of thickness; so if your eye cream has a thicker consistency than your moisturizer, apply it first. Use your ring finger to scoop up pea-sized amounts of the formula and tap small dots onto the undereye area (never closer than 12 inches away from eyelashes) until it settles into place for 2 minutes before proceeding with other facial treatments.
Protecting skin from harmful UV rays should be part of any beauty routine, to help avoid sunburns, signs of aging and cancerous lesions.
Make sure to find a sunscreen suitable for your skin type when choosing one. Even if it has great reviews or is widely known, always read up on its ingredients and conduct spot testing on yourself to make sure it won’t irritate.
Apply sunscreen after any other moisturizers. Face oils and serums, since their texture tends to be thinner, should be applied prior to sunscreen application. Reapply every two hours; for hard-to-reach areas use spray sunscreen.