Just like you – admit it! – your young skin is also occasionally rebellious during your teenage and twenty something years. With these skincare and makeup tips, you can send adolescent pimples and shiny skin under house arrest.
Hormones. They ensure that your mood changes as quickly as the Dutch weather, that your body goes through a lot of changes and – perhaps most annoying of all – that impurities and pimples suddenly appear on your smooth baby skin. That’s because the hormones called androgens are now increasing, which cause your skin to produce more oil. As a result: clogged pores, pimples and sometimes even severe acne. Time to start with a custom skincare routine and hide imperfections with a little makeup.
1. Cleaning twice a day
Cleaning may not be one of your favourite tasks, but you should also clean your skin regularly, like in your room. This way, you make sure that you remove all the dirt from your face, which can otherwise cause impurities and pimples. It’s not funny! Cleanse your skin every morning and every night to outsmart pimples. Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser from Clinique foams wonderfully when applied and immediately cleans and refreshes. It also contains small scrub particles so that you give your skin a mild peel at the same time.
Could you not do it? Wash your face more than twice a day, no matter how tempting that may be. If you do that, you will remove all the natural oils from your skin, and your skin will counterattack by producing just more oil.
2. Put on a mask, don’t tell anyone
To really deep cleanse your skin, your daily cleansing is not enough. Apply a purifying mask 1 to 2 times a week, such as the Purifying & Foaming Sheet Mask from ICI PARIS XL. That contains carbon that removes impurities and helps prevent pimples. It is very convenient to use: you take the tissue mask out of the bag and put it on your skin. Let it soak in for ten minutes, take a selfie and be done!
3. On the attack
Do you suffer from a few stubborn pimples? Apply a special spot treatment like Clarins Clear-Out Targets Imperfections from Clarins directly to your problem zones. It calms your inflammation and helps control them.
4. Learning to hydrate
If your skin feels greasy and shiny, your first instinct may not be to hydrate hair with the day cream. Still, that’s a real must! If you don’t hydrate your skin, she will make extra oil herself not to dry out. And that is the perfect hotbed for impurities and pimples … Choose a light and oil-free day cream that doesn’t make your skin fatter. Was Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free from Shiseido not only moisturizes but also absorbs sebum and mattifies your shiny skin.
5. XL endurance
Of course, you want your skin to stay perfectly matte when you sit on the school benches or work all day. Then it’s a good idea to apply a mattifying primer after your day cream. Flash-Nude Pore-Express from Filorga instantly blurs your pores, corrects imperfections and makes your makeup sit for an extra-long time.
6. Keep it matte
Do you want to cover up your imperfections but not a thick layer of foundation? Then a BB cream might be a good choice. This is a tinted cream that gives your skin a light shade and at the same time takes good care of it. Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 from Clinique is ideal for oily to acne skin: it camouflages impurities, prevents shine and protects against the last rays of the sun.
A lot of discolouration on your skin or redness? Then it can be a little more opaque for you. Try the Feather Finish Matte Foundation from BE Creative Makeup, a cream phosphate that you can easily build and give a natural matte finish.
7. Play hide and seek
The finishing touch: concealer! This hides the red spots and impurities that you still see today. Complexion Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer from Lancôme feels feather-light and covers imperfections perfectly. And it lasts super long because one drop is more than enough!