Looking your best is important in all kinds of ways. In our jobs, in our social media presence, and pretty much everywhere in between, our appearance matters a lot. There are ways to retroactively fix things, like learning to remove blemishes from photos with Facetune.
However, when we’re out and about, we simply don’t have the luxury of the retroactive option. So, getting a smooth and consistent effect on our skins is an ongoing effort for a great many of us.
General Skin Care
Not all mammalian organs are held on the inside of bodies. The skin is an organ that we wear on the outside of us and is the largest of all our organs, weighing in at around eight pounds for adults. It also typically covers an area of more than twenty square feet.
Given that it acts as a protective layer between our bodies and the entire universe around us, it’s not surprising that it could use a little upkeep from time to time. Having a good skincare regimen that you stick to is an excellent way to achieve this. Also keep in mind that other health factors, such as illness, not drinking enough water or unhealthy eating habits tend to show in your skin as well.
Making sure that your skin is nourished and healthy comes down to a few simple things, such as washing your face with a gentle cleanser, moisturizing regularly and not suffocating your pores with heavy layers all the time. It’s vital that skin be allowed to breathe and move naturally.
Some Amazing Tech Solutions
Before we move to some tricks of the makeup and creams variety, let’s consider some technology that works amazingly well. The first of these is the microdermabrasion device, which sounds highly complex, but is easy to use.
Microdermabrasion gently lifts old skin cells that make your skin look dull and lifeless, bringing out the fresher, newer you beneath. Not only does this device enliven and smooth the skin, but it beautifully preps your face for your choice of moisturizer or serum too.
The second tech option is red light therapy. As with the microdermabrasion device, there are now ways to do this at home, with a variety of lamps to select from. Red light therapy is a great way to get your glowing and radiant self shining out again.
With both of these therapeutic devices, all it takes is a few minutes in your daily skincare routine to achieve beautiful results. Treat your skin the way it deserves each morning to see the difference.
Primers are great to get that smooth look, particularly when the blemishes you’re covering are really small. The serum-like translucent effect is intended to fill in little spaces before applying makeup over the top.
So, primers are very much a two-step solution, with your choice of makeup shades doing the second half of the job. As always, a ‘less is more’ approach will tend to produce the best results in most instances.
If you’re looking to cover up something, but you don’t want too much hassle, then your best bet is probably a good foundation. There are options for every skin type imaginable, with variations for oily, dry, and acne-prone skin, among many others.
If you’re planning to only wear one thing, a decent quality foundation will work well. You can’t really get away with using a primer in the same way, and often some shades of makeup don’t work that well on their own either.
For days like that, a light layer of foundation is all you need. It’s easier to use than a lot of other options, too, because you simply apply and smooth it in, and you’re done!
In the right hands, there’s very little that makeup can’t do. It’s a world unto itself, allowing us to enhance some of our features or minimize others. It’s an art form, when you think about it, and a really great tool when you want to look your best.
Where primers and foundations will actually perform a physical filling and smoothing role, makeup works differently. It plays with light and perspective instead by using color and shade in clever and innovative ways.
As with primers and foundations, though, a little goes a long way. Slathering on either of these options will tend to produce strange results, and unless you’re specifically going for those effects, it pays to go lightly with the shades and hues.
Creating an impression with various skin remedies is not new. Women have been using these tactics for thousands of years, and the craft has been refined to something like a cross between science and art in our present day.
It’s important to remember that you’re not trying to eclipse yourself with makeup but actually bringing out your innate loveliness instead. Viewed in that way, you will tend not to overdo it as much, and the experience will be a more positive one for you.