New makeup and beauty products offer a lot more than just making the skin look young and beautiful. They also help protect the skin from harmful radiation and pollutants as well as boost its overall health.
Here are 5 ways to get skincare benefits from everyday makeup:
1. New products are great for the skin
For the most part, most makeup and beauty products don’t cause harm to our skin. However, there are a few that do to certain people. In order to avoid any of these adverse effects, it’s best to choose products that are suited to your skin type.
Even those who are lucky enough to have what is referred to as a “normal” skin type should actively choose products that are fragrance-free or hypoallergenic.
People prone to acne should avoid oil-based products. And those with dry or sensitive skin should products that contain acids, emollients, or essential oils.
2. Ingredients that boost skin health
Many of the makeup products that we regularly find at drugstores are often marketed as being “enriched” with special ingredients to make your skin look beautiful. However, brands don’t specify what type of ingredients they include. Here is a list of ingredients you should look out for in beauty products that are great for helping you get skincare benefits when applying everyday makeup.
● Vitamin C – Primers and foundations from brands like Women Premium Beauty contain vitamin C since this ingredient nourishes that skin and helps lighten dark spots.
● Vitamin E – Considered as a beauty vitamin, Vitamin E moisturizes the skin as well as improves its texture. It is also a great antioxidant that lessens damage to the skin due to free radicals.
● Copper peptides – It has the ability to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin that keeps our skin supple and smooth
3. Prep before applying makeup
Ask any expert on the best way to keep your skin healthy despite daily makeup and almost all of them will tell you to skin prep before applying makeup.
Putting on makeup without any skin prep will lead to skin irritation and bacterial infection, something no one wants to happen on their skin.
Choose a cleanser that is suited to your face. Cleansers don’t stay too long on the face to do any good besides removing dirt and debris.
Exfoliating the skin means removing dead skin cells and other debris from the surface to reveal a new skin layer underneath.
Skin hydration plumps the skin, making the surface smooth, flawless, and ready for makeup.
4. Use a primer
Makeup primers are products you apply to your skin before putting on makeup. They come in gel, cream, or liquid form. The main purpose of primers is to create a smooth, poreless canvas for when you apply makeup. It also helps makeup last longer on your face without fading or creasing. Go for silicone-based primers which are gentler on the skin and prevent water loss.
5. Sun protection incorporated into makeup products
Protecting the skin against the harmful radiation from the sun doesn’t mean putting on heavy and sticky sunscreen. Nonetheless, a lot of people still ignore proper sun protection. The great news is many makeup brands have incorporated sun protection factor (SPF) into their products. Choose products with high SPF and are full-spectrum to protect against all types of UV rays.
And there you have it, these are 5 ways to get skincare benefits from everyday makeup. We want you to enjoy applying makeup while also having good skin!