Most women think of cosmeceuticals as something that they use to control the ph balance of their skin or to deal with blemishes and breakouts. It is true that cosmeceuticals can help with many common skin care issues. However, they can also help you prevent those skin care issues in the first place by taking the place of the underlying causes so many of them – your makeup.
Cosmeceuticals in Place of Lipstick
One of the biggest trends in the cosmetic world right now is matte finish lipstick. While this type of lip color may look great, it is not great for the sensitive skin on your lips. Matte lip color severely dries out your lips, which can quickly lead to painful peeling and cracking. Instead of traditional lip color, consider using a tinted lip balm. They come in as many shades as most brands of lipstick but, instead of drying out your lips, they actually moisturize them, leaving them soft and healthy.
Skip the Foundation
Many women wear foundation every day because it covers up blemishes and gives their skin an even skin tone. The problem with many foundations is that they are very heavy and can quickly clog your pores, especially if they are not removed carefully at the end of the day. An excellent alternative is a tinted moisturizer, which will even out your skin tone as it nourishes your skin. Most options are lightweight and do not even need to be removed at night, since they are part of your skin’s moisturizing routine.
Replace Your Perfumes
Wearing perfume can serve many purposes for women. Not only do they smell nice but some of them have aromatherapy benefits. Unfortunately, most of them are made with chemicals that can irritate the skin, the environment, or both. For a healthy splash of fragrance, try using a natural spray with essential oils. Not only do they smell beautiful, but many of the oils have additional skin care benefits, such as moisturizing the skin, fighting free radicals or soothing inflamed and irritated skin. You can even add essential oils to your favorite cosmeceuticals to quickly and safely turn them into multi-purpose products.
There is nothing wrong with wearing a little bit of skin healthy makeup but if your cosmetic routine is causing you to have clogged pores and blemishes, it may be time to change it up. Consider using the new skin care line by Genovo Skincare. To learn more about our products or to get an order started, click here.
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