Steam your face
Steaming the face is the best way to thoroughly deep clean your pores. Steaming the face once a week for example is very important to loosen debris that may be embedded into the skin. When steaming the face you widen any clogged pores and soften the skin in order to cleanse more easily the impurities, the traces of makeup, the dust, the sebaceous secretions as well as the dead skin cells.
Boil a pan of water with herbs ( for oily skin you can use thyme, peppermint or lemon; for sensitive and dry skin use chamomile or lime; for normal skin can use rosemary or lavender) and steam your face for approximately 10/ 15 minutes.
Exfoliating your skin gently straight after steaming your face is probably the best way to make your skin glowing again as you will be able to remove debris, makeup that might have been clogged into your pores and most importantly you will remove the dead skin cells that usually leave to dull, patchy complexion. Use a mild exfoliator that suits your skin type and scrub with gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Don’t exfoliate your skin for more than 2/ 3 minutes, otherwise you can irritate it.
Remember: When you exfoliate your face you remove the dead surface skin cells and the oil that cause pores to plug and lead to problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne.
Apply a mask
The best time for applying facial mask is after steaming your face, because the pores are open and the mask will be able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Choose a face mask that suits your skin type and apply it once or twice a week. A brightening mask works great to bring back the glow to your face buy you might decide to try another mask – there are great firming, nourishing, purifying and hydrating facial masks on the market specially designed for every skin type.
Nourish your skin
You cannot expect to have glowing skin if you don’t nourish it properly. Right before going to bed apply a thick layer of nourishing face cream. Look for a product that contains more natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, honey, chamomile, almond oil, olive oil, vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals and essential oils. In the morning cleanse your face with a mild facial cleanser and gently massage your face with light, circular motions to improve blood circulation and to make your skin glowing.
Makeup for glowing skin
You can make your skin glow with the appropriate makeup products. It’s essential to apply a moisturizer or a hydrating face cream every morning no matter your skin type or age.
Choose a sheer liquid foundation and apply it onto a cleansed and well-moisturized face. If you want to make your foundation flawless-looking and to make it stay put on for longer consider applying a makeup primer before the foundation. The aim of a primer is to prepare the skin for the makeup application, to pamper the skin and creating a protective base for longer- lasting, natural looking foundation.
Consider applying a light-reflecting face powder if your skin is absolutely clear – free of pimples, scars, blackheads, whiteheads, brown spots and other skin imperfections. Apply the powder with a big, round powder brush over the entire face or only to the cheeks.
Use a blush in pink or peachy shade as these shades suit almost everyone and look more natural. Apply the blusher with a blush brush and build the color gradually. Use a powder blush as it last longer than a cream or gel blush. Choose brighter shades as they will make your skin glow and will freshen your skin.
Lipsticks or lip glosses in brighter shades will also make your skin glow. First outline your lips with a nude lip pencil or with a natural-toned lip liner and use a lipstick brush to apply the color evenly. Remove the excess with a tissue and then apply a second layer for a more saturated lip color and for a longer-lasting lipstick color.
Useful Beauty Tips:
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated.
Avoid yellow-based makeup products as they can make your skin appear dull.
Exfoliate your skin regularly with a mild exfoliator to remove the dead skin cells.
Experiment with different colors to see what looks great on you.
Look for makeup products and skincare products that offer sun protection (with SPF at least 15).
Choose a liquid foundation and a liquid concealer for a lighter coverage.
Look for light-reflecting makeup products if your skin is clear – free of pimples, blackheads, enlarged pores, whiteheads, spots.
Always remove your makeup in the evening with a gentle makeup remover.
Always apply your makeup to a cleansed, toned and moisturized skin.
Form a habit of cleansing your face every day with appropriate products – cleansers, toners and use face creams containing natural ingredients.
Choose a tinted moisturizer in place of a foundation.
Make sure all your skincare products and makeup products are appropriate for your skin type.