When speaking to patients about their skin, the number one request I hear day in and day out is “I want to be able to wear no make-up and feel comfortable”. During my evaluation I examine the skin closely, determining the cause of imperfections. It may be active acne, leftover red or brown spots from acne, sun spots, redness from sun damage or rosacea, enlarged pores and the list goes on and on. Once we determine the cause of the uneven complexion I tailor a custom treatment regiment to suit my patient’s needs. Once we have accomplished these goals my patients feel much more comfortable to ditch that thick liquid foundation and heavy concealer.
While I appreciate the beauty and art of make-up, I am personally more of a make-up minimalist. On my no make-up days there are still a few go-to products that I always have in my arsenal.
- Sunscreen– Duh. Always Sunscreen. I have been a huge fan of Colorescience for years (see this post from 2014). I always layer my sunscreen. I first choose a moisturizer with sunscreen then top with a sunscreen power. The Tint du Soliel is amazing, it goes on so smooth and feels like bare skin. I then layer their sunscreen powder for extra protection. I literally have like 4 tubes of this stuff at all times: one in my car, my purse, my bathroom and in the diaper bag. You need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day as it wears off after a few hours and this is the easiest way to do so.
- Self Tanner– Real deal tanning in the sun is a big no-no, but a little glow to your skin does look nice. I love these Tan Towels. They are so easy to use, not streaky at all and give the perfect amount of tan to your skin. I typically use one once a week or more often if I have an event.
- Lip Balm– My lips tend to run on the dry side and I like to keep them moisturized. Dior Lip Glow is the perfect mix of moisturizer plus the slightest hint of color.
- Eyelash Extensions– I’ve been wearing lash extensions for about 5 months now. It’s amazing how enhanced eyelashes can dramatically change your look. When I first got them I saw my mother-in-law and she commented, “I love your make-up”. I wasn’t wearing any, just my lashes. I thought that was the biggest complement. You can ready all about my lash experience in this post. I get my lashes done at Amazing Lash Studio in Eastvale.
No matter what your make-up routine is, your skin should be your #1 concern. If you find your make-up is causing you problems like break-outs or irritation make sure you have an evaluation by your dermatology expert to discuss what products are best for your skin.