Skincare and haircare aren’t one-size-fits-all. Even if you see someone with flawless skin and hair, it doesn’t mean that the products, routines, and styles will similarly work for you. There are actually a multitude of facets that go into selecting the right regimen for your unique hair and skin. Let’s look at what you need to know to achieve your own best look.
Happy Skin 101
Happy skin follows a simple rule: To thine own self be true. The three basics of skincare, which are cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting, must first and foremost be designed for your unique skin type. Is your skin dry, oily, or a combination?
Identifying your skin type will help you determine frequencies, product ingredients, and so forth so that you don’t leave your skin too dry nor too oily as you care for it daily.
Once the basics are in place, it becomes much easier to tailor additional steps, such as exfoliation, wrinkle treatments, and acne prevention, to address specific problems and complete your routine.
Of course, you’ll need to adjust your skincare products and routines in accordance to factors like age, weather, and environment.
Humidity levels, for example, fluctuate through the seasons. The lower humidity in winter and fall typically cause the skin’s moisture levels to drop, which can cause the skin to be dry and dull. Likewise, the older and more damaged the skin becomes, the thinner and drier it becomes, which may mean that you need to use cooler water temps when cleansing and wash less frequently.
The same thing goes for your haircare. Determine your hair type and the products, styles, and care that works best for your specific hair texture, porosity, tenacity, density, and elasticity. Look at how factors like age, weather, and environment play a role in the condition of your hair.
Complement Great Care With The Right Makeup & Hairstyle
Your skin and hair health will shine brightest when you complement it with tone-appropriate makeup and hair color that supports your undertone. Likewise, your hairstyle should work to soften the angles of your face.
When it comes to colors, it’s best to avoid the trends and keep to thine own self be true rule.
Decide if a given look matches best with a minimalist, glamor, dramatic, or elegant makeup application. Pick your best feature to play up, and keep the other applications more subdued. Consider your staple clothing choices in pairing the makeup and any artificial hair colors. For eyes, you’ll want to avoid matching colors; instead, look to the opposite side of the color wheel to bring out your eye color.
Of course, the best makeup and hair looks don’t just match your physical features. Inner congruency is a big part of establishing that total look! So, make sure that your hair and makeup also matches your personality, always works with your signature style, is age and audience appropriate, and reflects your goals and purpose.
It’s Time To Embrace & Celebrate You For You
Even the best skin and hair regimens will fall flat if you don’t accept what you have to work with today, not yesterday, and embrace the practices that enhance, not detract, from your total look.
Whether it be the result of the natural aging process or environmental exposures, we must adapt and adjust what we do, how we do it, and what we use to do it as our skin, hair, and body all change.
Start celebrating the individual you are today – your stage of life, your shape, your skin, your hair – so that you can care for and dress your body to be its best!
In accepting you as you, you’ll find that caring for yourself in every way becomes so much easier, cost-effective, and productive.
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