Tips on building a skin care regimen to protect skin against makeup products.

When you think of the word makeup what comes to mind? Is it the amount of time spent to find that perfect shade, or buying the brand that you love the most? Maybe you even think about your everyday go-to look.

Makeup comes in a variety of shades, sizes, consistency, and brands. Some women only use mascara to complete their look, while others walk out of the house with a full face of makeup. Whether it is used for a more natural look or to go all out, the most essential step of applying makeup is skin care. The way you care for your skin is important to ensure protection against breakouts, acne, and early aging. Below are skin care ideas that you can add to your daily regimen.

Wear a face mask daily. Using a face mask helps to even your skin tone, refine your pores, and reduces signs of aging. Freeman facial masks are gentle on the skin and tough on problem areas. 

face mask

Thoroughly wash your face and tone. Whether you are taking a break from makeup or not, finding a facial cleanser that can be used daily helps to clear your pores. Be sure to find a facial cleanser that fits your skin type (i.e. sensitive or acne prone). After washing your face find a toner, such as, witch hazel to further clear your pores. Dark angels by Lush is an all-natural facial cleanser that is designed for those with oily skin. The charcoal and other natural ingredients prevent breakouts and brighten dull skin.

dark angels


Use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. Be sure to research which facial moisturizers are best for your skin type. From oily, dry to combination skin it is important to wear a moisturizer daily.

Prime your face. Before applying your makeup, apply a skin primer to add an extra layer of protection. Primer also ensures that your makeup lasts longer. Magical moringa is a moisturizer and primer in one! This all natural product removes excess oils and leaves skin soft.

magical moringa

Give your face a break. Take one or two days out of the week to give your skin a break, and go bare faced.

Use coconut oil. Coconut oil is an all-natural makeup remover that moisturizes your skin at the same time. If used as a face wash be sure to remove oil with warm water, so that the oil will not clog your pores. This oil can also be used primarily as eye makeup remover, which hydrates the sensitive skin underneath your eye. Coconut oil can be found in your local grocery and health food store.

coconut oil

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