Oh, how we loved finger-painting when we were children. Luckily for us women, we can still play with paints, only now we use lovely brushes and we call our paints cosmetics.
Sound silly? Not at all. You are a work of art to begin with, a woman of beauty and confidence. Cosmetics are merely a tool that works to enhance the outer look of your inner beauty and intelligence.
Speaking of intelligence, you can improve your cosmetics confidences by taking good care of your skin. It’s the largest organ of our bodies and serves important purposes to keep our internal workings inside us, and to protect us from outside hazards such as bacteria. So it deserves our best attention.
Start by learning your skin type – normal, dry, oily or combination. Then set up a daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin. It may seem like a lot of work, but it actually only takes five minutes twice a day. Do this routine faithfully twice a day and there will a healthy “canvas” for your cosmetic art.
Now that you’ve taken care of your, your next cosmetics choice should be a good foundation, the best you can afford. That’s because this cosmetic is literally the basis for everything else. Don’t skimp here, because your skin type needs the best you can manage. Creamy foundations will help dry skin maintain moisture, while water-based foundations won’t aggravate oily skin with more oil. Either type of foundation can work for normal or combination skin.
Selecting the right shade of foundation makes most women, even experienced cosmetics buyers, anxious. That’s because shades can vary from brand to brand, and skin tone changes, depending on how much sun you’ve hand lately and whether you’re in good health.
What to do? It’s easy. Test the foundation shade on the skin inside your wrist. That’s where likely to be closest to your facial tone. Then, if it’s possible, go outside to see how the shade looks in natural light. If an outside trip isn’t possible, see if the cosmetics counter has a “natural” light that can help you choose.
Remember what we said at the start about learning some medical facts for choosing cosmetics? Here’s a little more: Buy the best cosmetics you can afford. Why? Because in most cases, cheaper cosmetics can contain chemicals that are bad, bad, bad for your skin! Even higher price doesn’t necessarily mean good quality, so read the labels. Watch for such things as fragrance, chemical colorings and the like. Most good-to-best quality cosmetics don’t use such things, but always check to make sure.
Finally, when choosing cosmetics, it’s always a good idea to have a friend along. For one thing, selecting cosmetics or getting a quick makeover at the counter is fun! For another, it’s good to get a “second opinion” on whatever the beauty consultant may offer you, or something that may be enticing. After all, you want your cosmetics to enhance your natural beauty, not turn you into a nightmare.
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