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Guest Post by Pauline Youngblood, the CEO and President of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
You could certainly get overwhelmed when you cross the well-lit make-up aisle at the fashion store across the street seeing hundreds of products lined up in a row which offer you everything from clear skin to no wrinkles in just a matter of few days. Every product is packed in an enticingly expensive packaging with a celebrity face endorsing it and a catchy tagline which conveys that if you are not using their product you are missing out on its benefits that others are gaining from.
All such marketing tactics make it a herculean task for you to choose the products that are good for your skin and avoid the ones that are not. The fact is that mineral makeup is best for your skin and should be resorted to at all costs.
Besides that, there are a few other tips to follow while deciding the best mineral makeup to maintain your natural beauty.
Let’s take a look at what they are:
1. Get rid of the old stuff:
All of us commit this mistake which can prove extremely damaging for the skin. We tend to continue with the same makeup material for too long, may be a few years even. Makeup that keeps sitting in the makeup kit breeds harmful bacteria that can cause acne breakouts, oily skin, and can clog pores. If your makeup is inorganic, it takes as little as three months for bacteria to start growing in the makeup.
This brings us to the importance of tossing old things out of the makeup bag regularly. Throw anything out that has been in there for more than 6 months. It is quite easy to forget to do a periodical check of the bag which can result in accumulating things over time.
Brushes can be cleaned at intervals instead of being discarded. Wash your makeup brushes in a solution of baby shampoo in luke-warm water; just swirl around the brushes for some time and rinse. Make sure the brushes do not lose their shape and set them aside for drying overnight on a towel or a tissue. Such maintenance of brushes will not only prevent build up but will also make them last longer.
Another beauty tool that needs to be cleaned is your tweezers. They can harbor bacteria because they constantly come in contact with makeup residue and skin. Clean them in the same manner as brushes.
2. Consider getting a new makeup bag:
Besides makeup products and tools your makeup bag also needs an overhaul every few months. You know it’s time for a new bag when you see broken brushes and pencils at the bottom, eyeliner smudges and eye shadow smeared everywhere.
3. Commit to no picking or plucking:
I’m sure you can remember a time when you were barely an inch away from the mirror trying to pluck, pick or squeeze everything that did not suit your face. Avoid such this bad habit because plucking and picking can lead to even more serious problems than the ones that led you to picking.
Inner beauty always triumphs over outwardly appearances. When you love yourself, you look and feel more beautiful.
Pauline Youngblood (https://www.facebook.com/youngblood.cosmetics) is the founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics (http://ybskin.com). She draws her inspiration from nature as well as from her own practical experiences as a paramedical aesthetician to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.