Most people don’t take care of their skin the way they should. The good news is that it is never too late to start using natural cosmetics to rejuvenate tired looking skin. This is because natural cosmetics contain nutritional ingredients that the skin desperately needs. It is like food for the skin! Synthetic cosmetics can’t do this. It is amazing how quickly-high quality, natural cosmetics can change the appearance of fine lines and rough skin.
Step 1 Exfoliate
Did you know that there are dead skin cells on your face clogging your pores and making your skin feel rough? These dead skin cells should be removed with an exfoliator. Exfoliating means you are gently removing them with a facial scrub that contains grit. This is important, because it not only helps your skin renew itself, it also makes it look better. You are basically laying a foundation for any cosmetics that you will be applying over this smooth surface. You should exfoliate every week, twice if your skin is not super-sensitive. If you have super-sensitive skin, exfoliate every two weeks. Always wet the face first before applying a scrub. Use gentle circular motions. It is important to not scrub too hard or too much. Rinse and then pat dry. But don’t forget to be gentle.
Step 2 Cleanse
Soap can dry out the skin and should not be used on the face. This is because it makes the skin feel tight and dry. Dryness is the first indication that a soap or cleanser is too harsh. Instead, use a gentle, natural cleanser. They contain natural ingredients that rejuvenate and calm the skin. Avoid using wash cloths, because laundry machines do not completely rinse out all laundry detergents and fabric softeners. These residual harsh chemicals, even in the smallest amounts, can destroy your skin. Remember, the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate, so no tugging.
Question: Are sudsy cleansers better for oily skin, creamy for dry? No, sudsy cleansers are detrimental to your skin, because Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), are much too harsh for the skin and often cause dryness, redness, scaling, itching, etc.
Step 3 Moisturize
After scrubbing and cleansing-it is important to put natural moisture back into your skin to keep it looking plumped and supple. Moisturize the first thing in the morning and before you go to sleep. Always give your skin a few minutes to absorb the moisturizer before applying makeup. Especially blushes or powders, because if you don’t, they will streak or look mottled. The eye area is sensitive, the skin is thinner and requires a different kind of moisturizer. You should only use creams that are meant for the eyes. Make sure to apply them carefully, not too close to the lashes. You don’t want the lashes to drag any of your cream into the eyes. This can cause stinging and puffiness. If you do have dry skin, night cream can be beneficial. Why? Because, night creams tend to contain a richer concentration of oils. When selecting a cosmetic product, read the label and make sure all of the ingredients are natural. Not all natural cosmetics are truly 100% pure.
Step 4 Makeup
Question: Are expensive makeup brushes any better than cheap ones? The most expensive brushes you can buy are the cheap ones. The bristles come out on your face, and they just don’t last. You will end up replacing them often. If you can afford it, invest in some high quality brushes. You will only need a few. And good brushes will allow you to use your less expensive makeup more effectively. They will also give you the best end result. This is what the makeup actually looks like when it is applied to your skin. The one thing women want to achieve is a more natural look. Even if you are wearing a lot of makeup, you want it to look natural. But if your brushes are hard and scratchy-then the end result will appear hard and scratchy.
Step 5 Apply Makeup: Eyes
If your eyes are deep set it is not necessary to apply a lot of eye shadow-a light color on the brow is all you need since the structure is already there. A lot of mascara and a very thin eyeliner will complete the look. Along with structure for deep-set eyes there is also a natural shadow. So colors like pink, purple and orange are good to brighten the eyes. Individuals with wide eyes will look great with a smoky neutral tone. Heavier liner will give dimension to the eyes. If you have smaller eyes, you may build a crease to accentuate the eyelid. Lastly, for big eyes, use a lot of eyeliner on both the inner and outer eye. If you are blessed with big beautiful eyes, don’t use shadow and if you must use it, apply very lightly.
Step 6 Apply Makeup: Cheeks
For individuals with high cheekbones, place the blush on the back section of the cheek in a subtle way closer to the ear and along the jaw line. For those with round faces use more blush in order to create a cheekbone. If your face has a long structure- apply the blush very subtly. Too much blush will have individuals with a long face looking like your chin is elongated.
Step 7 Apply Makeup: Lips
If you have thin lips and want to make them appear fuller, use a lip liner followed by a lighter color. For those of you who want to tone down lips, use a lot of lip liner and dark colors such as a deep burgundy or brown.
Experimenting with natural cosmetics and makeup can be a lot of fun. The best way to achieve your greatest look is practice. There is nothing wrong with trying a new natural cosmetic brand and seeing if it works better for you. Natural cosmetics certainly are healthier for your skin.
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