(Lashes and eyebrows done by Afterglow Beauty)
The older you become the more your perception of beauty changes, certain people tend to take their beauty regime more seriously and others become less concerned with their physical appearance. I believe I’ll be one of those people that would start to take things more seriously lol, I truly find flawless skin to be beautiful, as a teenager I never dealt with the everyday teen problem known as acne, in my first year of varsity I wasn’t so lucky. For some reason my skin broke out horribly and I had no idea how to deal with it, now that I’m an adult my skin has it’s ups and downs, it eventually cleared up after the first year of varsity but I still deal with random breakouts.
One tends to notice that the older you get the longer your skin takes to recover from breakouts, marks tend to stay behind and they take way longer to fade out than earlier in life. Basically your skin restoration process slows down and we look for other ways to make up for the lack of skin recovery, by using make up, beauty creams and other products that may give us the illusion of flawless skin.
Here are some of the things I try to keep my skin as clear as possible:
As I’ve come to learn this year that my skin needs different things during Winter than what it would need in Summer (I prefer my Winter skin), the fact that I never really needed to do much to look after my skin before makes me kind of clueless right now. As I mentioned before not too long ago I never had any marks in my face, as soon as final exams started I broke out and it has never really cleared since, I now have a few pimples but plenty of marks.
My beauty regime consists of me washing my face with Dove soap and wearing sun screen during the day, I use the light weight sun screen so that it doesn’t make my skin oily. I then use Garnier BB Cream to give my skin an over all clear look and that is it lol, I know my regime is very basic but it seems to work for me.
I find that well groomed eyebrows entirely changes the way a person’s face looks, it gives you a cleaner and clearer look, it even helps with the perception of the clearness of your skin. There are many tutorials online as to how you can groom your brows and many different places you can go to have them done, as well as many different ways in which they can be done. I personally have my eyebrows threaded, I find this to be the most effective method for me. I have them done at Afterglow Beauty (link above), if you’re doing your brows for the first time take a before and after picture, the difference is quite astonishing.
Other than the importance of one’s eyebrows, in my daily life I love my lashes which I also have done at Afterglow beauty, Ibtishaam the therapist and owner at Afterglow Beauty is the absolute best I’ve ever come across, she works so gently, is super friendly and my lashes have never lasted this long before. Having lashes causes me to wear much less make up and makes your eyes pop all the time.
These are basically all the things I do to try and keep a fresh face lol, it doesn’t always work for me and it seems the older I get the more my skin changes (not happy). I wish there were some easy way for me to give all of you advice with regards to your skin or beauty regime but each of us are unique and our skin all have different needs, if you guys do have any great tips or tricks that you have found works for everyone be a dear and share it with me so that I can share it with everyone else.
*If you have any inquiries about lashes or threading or any other beauty treatments please don’t hesitate to contact Ibtishaam by clicking on the Afterglow Beauty link above.