Career Must-Haves

Here are some must-haves to keep your skin looking great for that professional edge in your career:

Cleanser

Your first step is to cleanse. Sounds easy, right? It is, if you follow directions closely. The right way to wash your face is to use lukewarm water (never hot because it irritates the skin and strips moisture away) then work the cleanser into a lather, if necessary. Gently apply to your face in a circular motion, being extra careful not to tug on any part of your skin. Then rinse. Some say you should rinse with cold water to tighten the pores, but using lukewarm is sufficient.

Toner /Astringent

Toners aren’t for everyone. You’ll be recommended a toner if your skin requires a gentle push towards balancing pH levels. Toners tend to be quite gentle and are suitable for normal to dry skin. Astringents, on the other hand, are more suitable for oily to acne-prone skin, since they thoroughly cleanse the pores. While both toners and astringents are similar, their difference is in the type of skin they’re best suited for.

Serums/Therapy Products

Once your face is sparkling clean, serums and therapy products are next. You may be advised to use one around the eyes, another in your t-zone and yet another elsewhere. You may also use a combination of them. It all depends on the skin problem you want to correct. For example, a serum loaded with Vitamin C can help greatly with wrinkles, while a product bursting with Vitamin K is great to deal with dark circles around the eyes. Your skincare specialist will suggest the best products for you.

An important thing to remember when applying this category of product is to use a very light touch. This will probably be easy to do, since their formulations are quite light, designed this way to be absorbed quickly into the skin to start working faster.

Moisturizer (preferably containing SPF30 minimum)

Finally, the last category is moisturizers. No matter what type of skin you have, be it dry or super oily, you’ll need to apply a moisturizer. Doing so balances the production of natural oils in your skin, normalizing it. It also helps by providing a bit of protection against the elements, which is what natural oils also do.

While you may find that your skincare treatment regimen differs, generally, these are the products that are most commonly applied.

Follow your regimen closely to get that radiant and clear complexion vital to make you look more attractive. Beautiful skin is your best accessory, after all. You may find that this is all you’ll need to get that competitive edge in your career. You’ll also find that a better complexion will make you feel great, too, giving you more self confidence!

 

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