Makeup is really art on your face. When you think about an artist, a painter if you will, he/she has to first choose what he/she will create their next masterpiece on? They choose the canvas based on how they want the finished product to look. There is such a variety: canvas, paper, hardboard, metal or plastic, to name a few. It is the same with us makeup lovers. We cannot choose our canvas, per se – our face is our face. But how we treat our skin will have direct relation to how our skin looks once it’s made up.
Everyone wants a “flawless finish.” We want to look gorgeous, clean, smooth, without blemishes or wrinkles, right? So what can we do to have the best possible skin to have that flawless finish once our makeup is on? Of course the basics are the most important.
- Adequate sleep: 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
- Adequate water: 8 – 10 cups of water per day.
- Proper treatment of our skin.
That #3 is the heart of this blog. We want to know what we are putting on our face, stay away from pore clogging agents and parabens, and make sure we wash our makeup off each and every night. But our daily skin regimen is the key. Don’t have a daily skin regimen? Well try this out.
I have been on a regimen for years. When I went away to college my mom told me to wash my face day and night, and use moisturizer. She said “when you get older, you’ll thank me later.” Thanks Mom, because now I see why that is so important. Despite my regimen I noticed I was developing a wrinkle (my mom called it a laugh line, but I would see that sucker when I wasn’t laughing – so it was a wrinkle to me) and I have had bags under my eyes and dark circles for awhile now. Any serum with hyaluronic acid or sodium hyalurate is the best for anti-aging and treatment of wrinkles. It is like pure moisturizer that goes to the deep layers of the skin. I used Ole Henriksen Truth Serum daily for less than 30 days and my wrinkle (laugh line) was gone!!! I was sold! So then I decided to try something else from Ole Henriksen to treat the bags under my eyes.
I have tried NUMEROUS eye creams for my bags. I figured I wanted to treat the bags because I know I can cover the dark circles with concealer. I tried Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel at night. I swear after 2 weeks of use my bags were virtually gone!
I did not buy these products individually, they are not easy on the pockets, but I did get them as a set. You can get the Seven Skincare Sensations for $55 at Sephora and all of the products I mentioned are in that set.
Many of the descriptions say that it has a lightning, or brightening effect. Now, I love my brown skin, I’m not trying to be lighter – but I will say, using the products as directed for over a month I can see a smoother, more even skin tone. Here is my most recent pic after using these 7 products for a month.
Now that my pores are a little smaller, and my skin is a little smoother, I am really able to obtain that flawless finish. I have also seen that I need less foundation and blush for my desired look. So even though I have pricey skin care products, I am saving on the back end by stretching my face makeup. Please try Ole Henriksen. They have great products and they pride themselves on having natural ingredients.
So the next time you look into enhancing your natural beauty, take some steps to get that canvas right first. 🙂 Then let me know how it goes.
Have a great night,