GIAN SANTINO EXPERT ADVISER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE BEAUTY BEFORE COSMETICS
Cosmetics generate a fortune online, in drug stores and highend retailers daily. From influencers, to make-up fanatics, skincare reviewers, and many more. Make-up looks are trending weekly with the help of celebrities and fashion models. Skin routines are getting longer and longer but consumers are getting nowhere and possibly forgetting the foundation of true beauty.
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It's no secret that good skin is the pinnacle of a successful make-up look. Although it may be trending to explore colours, themes and new tricks, applying heavy make-up on daily basis goes against the longevity of maintaining a youthful, soft, tight complexion.
LEARN ABOUT SKIN LAYERS AND THE MECHANISM
Our experts believe buildable make-up looks should depend on the weather and environment, as pores respond to change of atmosphere.
The skin is assembled by three layers, the outermost layer, the epidermis - which provides a waterproof shield and contributes to skin-tone. Below sits the dermis - an elastic tissue and other components that include hair follicles and nerve endings. Lastly, the subcutaneous tissue - protecting the bones, muscles and organs from physical damage or disfiguration. When in warmer environments pores tend to relax, expand and release sweat. This facilitates clogging of the pores if make-up has been heavily applied, leading to blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and even acne.
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5 TIPS FOR APPLYING MAKE-UP IN WARMER ENVIRONMENTS:
- Before applying make-up or moisturiser, wash profile with cold, icy water to help lock pores and prevent expansion.
- Use bolder and striking colours as a focal point to avoid heavy or buildable application.
- Keep body temperature cool. This controls expansion of the pores, sweat release and breakouts.
- Instead of full coverage, use a matching shade of concealer to cover blemishes. Blend and allow the rest of the skin to breathe.
- Consider a tinted moisturiser to substitute your foundation.
DEEP SKINCARE AND ROUTINE
It's not often spoken about but a healthy diet plays a big part in skincare. Meals and beverages should be carefully selected if you are looking to maximise the nourishment of your skin. Foods that help brighten the skin include tomatoes, dark chocolate, spinach, pumpkin, eggs, blueberries, walnuts, watermelon, bell peppers, avocado, oranges, strawberries, pomegranate, kiwi, oily fish and yogurt.
Needles to say, when it comes to water, not everybody is a big water drinker. However, we urge you to keep an eye out for that pH balance. A perfect pH balance should stand anywhere between 6.5 and 8.5. Anything below or above is not recommended. While higher pH does not impose health risks, it can make the skin become dry and irritated.
For those asking what exactly a pH balance is, a pH balance determines how acidic or basic a substance is. Now that you know, make it a habit to check the quality of the water you drink. Marketing and packaging can sometimes create an illusion that the water has been sourced in the best locations but we can assure you, that is not always the case.
BEAUTY EXPERT ADVISER @ GIAN SANTINO