Loving the skin you are in…

Loving the skin you are in…

I cannot talk about makeup without talking about skin care. Lately, I have been spending more time on my skin care routine and my makeup application. As a result of this, I have been receiving a lot of compliments from women asking me what to share what I am using on my skin and makeup questions. I have realised that black does crack if you do not take care of your skin!

My skin: I have eczema prone skin and I have hyper-pigmentation and eczema around my mouth. I also have oily skin on my forehead and cheeks so I suffered from acne when I was younger! My acne scars are gradually reducing.

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Know and understand your skin. Some people have dry skin, and some people have oily skin. Some people also have combination skin, like me. Everyone has different skin, so knowing your skin will help you to find products which work for you.

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Wash your face before going to sleep. If you are wearing make-up, remove it and then cleanse your skin. I use Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing water. I love this because it removes my make up, cleanses and tones my skin. It is also moisturising so it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry and tight.

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Use a products with a SPF. Your skin needs protection from sun exposure. Yes, even women of colour! Makeup with SPF is not enough. You can find zinc free sun cream that would not make you look pasty, or you can use a moisturiser that contains SPF.

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Always moisturise your skin before applying your makeup, even if you have oily skin. It create a smooth base for the makeup to stick to and hydrate your skin. If you are still worried about shine, use a primer before your foundation.

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Use a gentle cleanser. I am allergic to Sodium Laureth Sulphate (chemical that makes cleansing  products foam) so I use a simple antibacterial soap. I found that it helped with my acne.

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Drink water. When I drink water, I notice that my skin looks and feels better.

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Avoid applying too much oil-based hair products onto your scalp. When you are hot, these oils run down to your face and can cause breakouts. It can also make you look like an oil slick, which is not fun!

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Love the skin you are in. Allow your skin to breathe. Have days where you were very light or no makeup at all. Even if during those days you hibernate at home!

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Wash your makeup brushes regularly. Use baby shampoo or a mild soap to cleanse your brushes.

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Exfoliate your face twice or three times a week. This removes dead skin from your face. Your face will look noticeably clearer and brighter. A gentle exfoliator is good enough. Please don’t scrub your face leaving your skin raw!

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