Less is best. That’s how multiple Grammy-award winner Alicia Keys feels; she no longer wears makeup. Not as a judge on the musical reality show “The Voice” nor at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) show.
“Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing,” she wrote in a letter in May to explain the move. The singer-songwriter who used to hide her freckles with make-up has had it, and she doesn’t want to cover up any more.
Being comfortable in your skin and going without make-up is not a new phenomenon. The trend has, however, resurfaced recently in magazines and on Instagram. Just do a search with the hashtag “#nomakeup” and the 12 million related results will leave you amazed, if not inspired. Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé are among the host of celebrities who are not afraid to tell the world, “I woke up like this.”
Being make-up free is liberating but that doesn’t mean you should step out of your house bare-faced. Never skip the sunblock. Our skin is sensitive and highly vulnerable to pigmentation, age spots, and melasma to name a few. The sun’s rays, specifically its ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, can cause photoaging and other severe damage.
Good skincare with the right ingredients can keep skin firm and give it a natural glow and . Some of the important ingredients in skincare products that you should take note of are:
• Retinoids like Differin because they increase skin renewal and repair sun damaged skin.
• Peptides, collagen, and vitamin C for firming and wrinkle care.
• Arbutin, vitamin C, licorice, co-enzyme Q10, and niacinamide for an evening out skin tone and pigment care.
• Vitamins A, C, and E, centella asiatica, and ginseng extract for age defence and anti-photoaging.
• Hyaluronic acid, ceramide, squalane, and aloe vera for hydration and fullness.
All these ingredients and more can be found in Halley Medical Aesthetics’ Brilliance skincare products that are dedicated to facial firming.
Projected facial features
Using make-up to contour our appearances is, for most women, a daily practice. But did you know that medical aesthetic treatments can do a far more efficient job with longer-lasting results? 3D projection uses a combination of techniques involving aesthetic technology, threads, and fillers to enhance and sculpt the appearance. It’s effective for the nose, cheek, chin, and other parts of the face as well.
A highly-efficient treatment that helps to restore youth and elasticity in the skin is Ultherapy. It is the only non-surgical and non-invasive procedure approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to lift, tighten, and tone skin. It uses ultrasound technology and the body’s natural healing capabilities to achieve results. Collagen, as we know, is responsible for that youthful appearance and Ultherapy treatment stimulates the growth of this important protein to add elasticity back into the skin.
Uneven skin tone is perhaps a common reason why many women cover up with concealers and foundation. But do you know that a fairer complexion can be achieved with laser and facial treatments, serums, and oral medications or supplements such as Crystal Tomato.
Just like how traffic or plumbing congestion can cause frustration in our lives, it’s the same with skin congestion. Clogged pores are caused by a multitude of factors, making them difficult to avoid. They tend to appear on the nose, forehead, cheek, chin, and even on our back area. They can result in blemishes, white and blackheads, and most depressing of all – acne breakouts. Facials like Pore Cleansing Deep Extraction provide thorough cleansing needed to effectively address clogged pores issues. It also paves the way to better skin care habits and health. A truly healthy skin is free of congestion.
When you think about it, less is indeed better. Take the necessary precautions, seek appropriate help when it comes to your skin’s health, and you’ll be smiling every day. After all, haven’t you heard that the most beautiful curve on a woman is her smile?