The Skinny On Skincare
A good skincare regimen is a key factor in makeup application. After all, if you don’t take care of your skin, using makeup becomes a moot point.
Many factors, like what you eat, water intake, smoking, sun exposure, weather, pollution, genetics, and topical products can impact the health of your skin. Knowing your skin type is a critical piece of a successful skin care regimen.
I learned at an early age my skin was really sensitive and would break out for no clear reason. This meant I had to be careful of soaps and other products or risk an outbreak.
In my teens and early twenties, my skin was oily and acne prone. It didn’t help matters (I really hate to admit this publicly) but I squeezed my zits even though I knew better.
So I went from oily/combination to normal/dry and these days I feel like my skin is so dry in comparison the Sahara Desert is like a rainforest. With the exception of my face, I am constantly slathering on lotion and applying lip balm to my lips.
Our skin changes over time and as it changes so should our skincare routine. For the five skin types, normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive, require product specifically designed to meet the needs of each category.
An Easy Timesaving Skincare Solution
My product line of choice for many years was Mary Kay and my daily skin care routine consisted of a cleanser, freshener, moisturizer, and foundation. I also used a facial mask twice weekly.
Since Mary Kay skincare products were so effective for me, I didn’t feel the need to look for comparable products. In recent years Mary Kay developed combination products which not only makes it easier to take care of the skin, it saves time.
I’d like to introduce one of my personal faves, the TimeWise Miracle Set consisting of 3-In-1 Cleanser (to cleanse, exfoliate and refresh skin), Age-Fighting Moisturizer, Day Solution Sunscreen and, Night Solution. In the photo is the trial size set to which I’ve added the concealer, foundation primer, and mineral powder foundation.
Applying the TimeWise Miracle Set is very easy and these products were developed to work together to aid in the anti-aging process. Even though I don’t agree with anti-aging theories I can tell you from the time I began using TimeWise there was a great improvement in the look and feel of my skin.
Be sure to join me next week when I share more skincare tips.