It goes without saying that everyone’s skin is different, and everyone has their own personal insecurities. For me, it’s the fact I’m basically translucent (which I combat with a weekly layer of fake tan) and as a result of this, the prominence of my dark under-eye circles. This does make going makeup free a challenge as I feel so undone and as if I look as though I’ve been up all night, or belong in a zoo!
But there are a couple of things that help me feel comfortable with my skin, without wearing a full coverage foundation every day. No matter what your skin insecurity, these tips should help you make the most of the skin you have and feel more confident as a result.
Kiehls Daily Reviving Concentrate
Using the right products can make a huge impact on your skin, and skeptics need to wise up on the benefits of proper skincare. Try not to label yourself as ‘dry’ or ‘oily’ and really analyze what your skin needs. Just because your skin is oily doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be using a face oil, and dehydrated skins can actually be some of the most acne prone, so sticking yourself in a box is a common mistake to make that can leave your skin lacking what it really needs.
Get That Glow
Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning
I think having a slight glow will give make any girl feel that little bit more confident. Imperfections seem less obvious when you’re tanned, making it easier to go makeup free! Although facial tanning can sound scary (and maybe the results were too when I was younger) there are so many foolproof products available now that there is no need worry. The Clarins Liquid Bronze delivers a light glow that can be built up over multiple applications or just left at one, and is really hydrating on the skin too, meaning it won’t cling to any dry patches!
The Best Base
Giorgio Armani Luminous Foundation
It’s tempting to opt for a maximum coverage foundation, however, unless you suffer from a condition like acne or rosacea, chances are you don’t need it. As far as finding the best finish for you, typically matte foundations are better suited to oilier skins as they can be longer lasting and matte finishes can appear cakey on a drier skin type. However, don’t let this dictate the finish you go for, as there are plenty of formulas that meet somewhere in the middle. Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint provides the moisture you’d expect from a hydrating formula with a velvet finish, whereas Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk combines longevity with a radiant finish.
Chances are, you’re ten times more aware of your imperfections than anyone else. Worrying too much will only draw more attention to them, so do the best you can to look after your skin without freaking out over every blemish. I always feel more confident when I’m taking care of myself – eating well, exercising regularly and sticking to my skincare regime. So be confident in yourself and be kind, too!
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