5 Beauty Products You Should Use Everyday
In this HughesNet Satellite Internet compiled blog post, I’ll talk about 5 beauty products that feature in my daily beautification regimen. I take care to keep these cosmetic items with me at all times – so that I never have to go without having my face (and body) completely made up. As a devout 80s girl who still regularly grooves to the disco vibes of the Studio 69 generation, you should know that I love my makeup. And mascara. And lotions. I even rock a few Botox injections on my lower lip and forehead from time to time, along with a few collagen fillers. But you’d be hard-pressed to notice such things when you look at me. That’s because I’m a professional. Thanks in large part to the cosmetic tutorials I binge on through my Hughesnet satellite internet connection. Though I’m an interior decorator by profession, many people mistakenly think of me as a beautician.
My Personal Beauty Confessions
But that’s alright. I know that I’ve got that whole southern, Dolly Parton persona going. And if you’ve ever so much as looked at the country singer, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Beauty, of the head-turning sort, requires pain, dedication and hard work to be endured. And I don’t care if you’re Julia Roberts, or Cameron Diaz, or one of the girls from Broadway. I don’t ever want to hear you say that you haven’t received any face & neck treatment from a Hollywood cosmetologist. Because there would be no bigger lie to trump that claims – let me tell you! My look, however, is not God-gifted. My elaborate blonde curls are the result of countless hours of putting on hot – flesh searing – hair rollers. My flushed cheeks, on the other hand, are constantly made so by the frequent ‘pinching’ exercises that I put them through. Yes, I’m also quite an old school in this way. No makeup, after all (and as I’ve found to my credit), can compete with some natural skin trauma! And I put on a lot of skin product.
5 Beauty Products to Use Every Day
For your makeup to go smoothly with your face, you need to prepare (read: till) the ground well. In this context, Aloe & Honey lotions, Vitamin E, Retinol cream, Alpha Lipoic Acid serums, and Omega 3 fatty acids can be thought of as the ‘fertilizers’ of your skin. Even though most of these agents are nutritional items (with some available in OTC and ingestible forms), they are essential to your skin’s health. And since your face is the first impression you make to the outside world, they prove absolutely crucial for making it look perfect!
I’ve discussed each of these products in some detail below.
Aloe & Honey Lotions
Derived from the spiky leaves of the aloe plant, aloe gel is a wonder for all skin types (and not only dry, patchy skin). You can apply it either directly on your skin, or you can use it in a concoction. Another good balm to go along with aloe is honey. Both of these agents act to lock in moisture in the skin and prevent it from escaping. In this way, you can enjoy soft, flexible and supple skin that readily accepts any makeup layering. Aloe & honey lotions are easily available in the town supermarket and grocery store aisles, and they are very cheap.
Vitamin E is a powerful natural antioxidant, and it comes in the form of tocopherols and tocotrienols. Available both as a topical solution and a food additive, it absorbs itself into the body’s various fat layers. For this reason, it tends to become toxic when you consume it in large quantities. But in moderate, daily dosages, it helps to protect your skin’s collagen structures. Vitamin E is also very beneficial for your hair and nails.
Retinol, a Vitamin A compound, stimulates the production of new skin cells. In addition, it also reduces the signs of skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and aging. Like the other vitamins, it can either be consumed orally or applied in solution form directly to the skin. OTC strength retinol can be used daily by any beauty-conscious individual, while pharmaceutical preparations should only be taken under specialist oversight.
ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid)
Like the Vitamins C and E, ALA is another powerful antioxidant compound. Its primary function is to protect both the body’s fluid and fat mediums against free radical damage. By doing this, it significantly helps you to ward off the effects of aging. At the same time, ALA regenerates other antioxidant compounds like CoQ10 and Glutathione; thereby strengthening the body’s defensive capabilities. ALA creams are also a great, topical remedy for acne, dark circles, and discolored skin.
Omega 3 fatty acids (made up of a combo of DHA and EPA) lend a healthy, youthful glow to your skin. I like to crush their edible, gelatinous capsules, and rub the extracted oil onto my face and hair. A celebrity beautician I once met during the 2012 Met Gala after-party told me to even put it in my eyes. I also like to dip my nails in it from time to time – based on a pro tip I got from a graduate student. Sometimes, I visit a number of popular beauty forums online through my new Verizon plans. And more often than not, I find hordes of cosmetologists absolutely raving about the many skin benefits of Omega 3 acids.