This post is going to be a bit different than my usual posts. The idea for doing this post came to me yesterday when I threw away my bottle of foundation as it had expired. At first, I was sad because I had used the bottle only twice! But then I realized that I should rather be happy that I don’t need to use foundation. So, here I will be discussing whatever I have been doing since my teenage years (and even now) for skin care and make up. A lot of you have been telling me how good my skin is and some of you might even have thought that it must be due to good genes only. I completely agree on the good skin gene part, but this post will tell you why only that is not the reason why I have problem-free skin now. I will be discussing the things which I did for skin care and make up back in my teens, and tell you how you can inculcate them in your routine too and enjoy the benefits. Some of them may be already known to you and some might seem novel. Nevertheless, if you do follow the routine daily for a month, I can assure you can see the difference. Before I start, have a look at my picture.
This is my face just after I have cleansed and moisturized it. There is NO makeup at all. You can see that apart from slight uneven skin tone around the mouth and the side of the nose, the skin texture is otherwise even. So, I really can step out every time with just a dab of compact powder all over my face. But my skin was NOT like this from the beginning.
Believe it or not, I had oily skin in my teens which used to get tanned in seconds and worst part of all was that it used to tan unevenly. My forehead and the area around my mouth used to be two shades darker than my usual skin tone and the oozing oiliness made me look like a baboon (with all due respect to a baboon). The woes didn’t end here, I had two or three pimples perennially on my left cheek. I didn’t believe my mother when she said that it will all pass away with time. Looking at my mum’s and sister’s flawless skin, I made it a point to do something to achieve the same skin. Since then (I was 14 then), I have been following certain tips which has helped me get the skin I want. For your convenience, I have listed out everything in a chart. Do take out time and have a look!
Issues What I Did – What You Can Do?
Now, for the makeup part! This part will be only for teens. Although, I am very much into makeup now, I had made it a point not to use too much make up in my teenage years. I used to yearn for it when I saw my other friends do so, but since good skin (and that’s too long term) was my first concern, I decided to wait for a few years. Nonetheless, what I did use and would suggest my teenage friends too are the following:
1. Nail polishes: This is the time you can experiment a lot with nail colors. Go crazy with neon colors and everything bright and happy. But do remember to help your nail “breathe” for two days every week by using a buffer for exfoliating the upper dead cell layer.
2. Eye makeup: The only eye makeup you would need at this age is one kajal pencil and maybe some colored eye pencils. I had only one brown eye pencil from Oriflame. Anything more than that would add years to your face. Use the colored eye pencils for the eye shadow effect.
3. Lip color: The only thing I used then were clear glosses. Bright or dark lip colors look good only after a certain age (I might be hated after this). You might try out pink lip creams or tinted lip balms. But keep it young!
4. Hair accessories: Experiment with different kinds of cute hair clips like shown. It will help you retain the cool young factor.
Avoid using foundations and compacts at any cost and spend on good sunscreens instead. You can buy your favorite foundation once you reach twenties. But if you skip it now, you can confidently step out without one when your friends will be worrying about the right shade of foundations in a few years.
So girls! All secrets spilled! Now, you know that it did require a lot of my efforts to get the skin I have and remind me if I have forgotten to add something. DIYs coming up next
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