7 Skin Care Tips I Wish I learned Sooner

If you know me or have been following me for a while, you know I am crazy about skin care. And not just your normal everyday skin care, but organic, natural ingredients skin care.

Homemade skin care masks are my cup of tea.

Using a lot of chemicals or unknown ingredients is not something I am down for. Paying close attention to ingredients used is skin care products is very important so that you don’t end up using harmful chemicals.

Sometimes I feel bad shopping for my skin care or hair products with Nick because he has to stand there as I read through ingredients or Google those I don’t understand.

Yes, I am that person who spends thirty minutes picking one product.

Playing it safe is the goal. Especially given how many ‘skin lightening’ or ‘skin brightening’ agents find their way into different skin care products.

As I was on one of my usual rounds with Nick, I couldn’t help but wonder how my skin would be if I had started taking care of it earlier.

My skin isn’t bad but I have had amazing skin at one point and I know what it means to have it.

When I am feeling my skin. #NoMakeup
When I am feeling my skin. #NoMakeup

 

  1. All you need is water. You have probably been told that water is the best way to clear flawless skin. Drinking water is such a hard task for me but when I drink it frequently my skin glows for the gods. As much as I am still struggling with this, I try push myself to keep going.

 

  1. Makeup wipes only scratch the surface. During lazy nights, I have found myself just wiping my makeup off with nothing but a wet wipe and calling it a night. Thinking it did a great job, I would wake up the next morning with a rash. That was a hard way to learn. When lazy, use micellar water and a cotton pad/ball instead. This works a lot better but at the end of the day, the best thing is just cleansing your face with a cleanser.

 

  1. Oil is good for your skin. Thinking I had oily skin, I used to avoid oiling my face for fear of breaking out. The perception that oily skin doesn’t need oil is a myth. You still need to oil your skin to keep it moisturized. As much as the skin produces excess sebum, that doesn’t mean the skin gets moisturized.

 

  1. Gently exfoliating is the easiest route to a smooth foundation application. Nothing sucks as much as patchy foundation due to flaky skin. Hanging dead skin does not look pretty. So, if you want that flawless look, you know what to do.

 

  1. Stay away from the pimple/blackheads. Bad habits are sometimes hard to get over but this one I had to. Trying to push out blackheads with your dirty or even clean fingernails most often lead to a mountain on your face. This causes more issues and almost always ends up leaving a larger and darker scar.

 

  1. Homemade masks are the truth as long as you text them out first on a small patch just to be sure. Just because a mask works well on someone else’s skin, doesn’t mean it will work the same exact way on your skin. If you are allergic to any ingredient in the masks, don’t try it on your skin. Always test a mask before using it all over your skin.

 

  1. The best time to use oils or serums on your skin is at night. This doesn’t mean avoiding them during the day. Your skin rejuvenates while you sleep and using the oils and serum act as a boosting factor. Always make sure your skin is clean before you use them.

 

These are some of the practices I am currently trying so hard to stick to. Some are harder than others but I am really trying my best. Do you have any tips you would like to share?

Love,

Muthoni.

Saturdays are for masks.
Saturdays are for masks.