"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction. "
Still waiting for this day! lol
Does your skin feel itchy or tight?
Do you have rough, flaky, or red patches?
Have you made it through life out acne?
Are you sensitive to sun, wind, and cold?
Does you complexion look dull?
Then you most likely have dry skin.
So as expected dry skin is the exact opposite of oily skin. Dryness occurs when you skin does not produces enough sebum. This can sometimes be due to the climate in which you live. If you live in arid climates (dry & lacking moisture) like Phoenix, parts of Mexico, most of (inner) Australia, and large portions of Africa then take extra precaution to keep your skin moisturized. Many factors can lead to skin dryness such as artificial heaters, sun overexposure, and chlorine from skimming pools. While your skin can look great because the pores are fine and you have a virtually clear surface, it can also be uncomfortable and rough to the touch. Keep in mind dry skin does break out it just isn’t as common.
Use facial uses that are rich & cream based containing fatty acids or glycerin.
Use moisturizers that are cream formulas that contain hydrating ingredients.
Do not use gel, lotion, or serum moisturizers.
Are you prone to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads?
Do you have large pores?
Does your face look shiny in the morning when you wake up?
Does your foundation wear off after a couple of hours?
Then you most likely have oily skin.
Oily skin overproduces sebum. Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that helps prevent hair and skin from drying out. Because of this your skin will stay moisturized and you will have fewer wrinkles as you age. But as oily girls know this will make you more prone to breakouts. How you ask? Sebum mixes with dead skin cells in your pores. This then clogs your pores and produces pimples.
Do not use harsh soaps because they will strip the skin of its natural oils and cause the oil glands to panic and overproduce sebum.
Do not use Soap
Use oil free gels and foaming cleansers
Also trying facial steaming to clear out your pores.
Use moisturizers in gel or serum formulas
If you are acne prone use moisturizers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Favorite Drugstore Blushes for all Skintones
I recently purchased some drugstore products. Some of the products were nothing to rave about while others were of such good quality I was surprised.
The blushes I fell in love with were the Milani Mineral blushes in Mai Tai and Sweet Rose.
Mai Tai is a tangerine color that can serve as a pop of color for all skin tones.
Sweet Rose is a dusty rose color that serves as a everyday pinkish color.
Overall the colors are gorgeous and very pigmented. The swatches were only after one swipe with my finger.Brown girls I highly recommend you try these colors.
BTW: CVS is running a sale on Milani products. This could be your chance to get them at reduced rates.