: beautiful, healthy skin.
a makeup artist's perspective, great skin is the first step toward
an excellent makeup. Skin plays a vital role in your life ~ how
you look and feel directly correlates to your skin.
- partaking in health
and beauty rituals indiscriminately - slowing time and gravitys
tentacles continue to lead us on a trail that has been philosophised
throughout history. Beauty comes from within, for the beauty that
is without resembles the beauty that is within.
- making the best
choices for our bodies, and ultimately our skin, is achieved through
diet/ food, exercise, regular professional treatments, personalised
homecare, AND A HEALTHY MENTAL ATTITUDE.
The type of skin you
have depends on your genes, gender, age, environment, structure
and regeneration. So ye shall reap, ye shall sow. How you treat
your skin will always be evident in your face, hands and body. Its
never too early nor too late to begin looking after your skin.
Skin cleansing is
essential ~ pollution, grease and grime cling to the skin, clogging
pores; added to this, the body eliminates toxins through perspiration.
If the cleansing process is not thoroughly undertaken, the skin
will look and feel sluggish, tired, and minor skin problems and
irritations will transpire.
The acid mantle (or
pH) valiantly guards the skin against bacterial invasion and other
disturbances; warding off moisture loss, leaving the skin smooth,
fine and blemish free.
- Cleansing should
be part of your daily routine: upon waking, and before returning
to bed; before using special treatments (masks); before and after
makeup; and after sport (to wash away perspiration and grime that
builds up) ~ all without disturbing the skins natural acidity.
- It is often not
the wearing of makeup that causes skin problems, it is the improper
removal, and the re-application on unclean / unprotected skin.
If you do have very blemished skin you will need to find a makeup
that covers enough to make you feel good, but one that does not
add to your skin condition - i.e. choose an oil free foundation
for very oily skin, and use a gentle cleanser to remove all traces
of makeup each night, applying a light moisturiser, or appropriate