A beautiful, sun-kissed tan can make anyone look and feel great about themselves. In fact, there isn’t anything much better than looking like you just spent a week on an island in the Caribbean. To top off that great tan, your face needs to glow as well. There are many facial products on the market today, but, honestly, the best thing you can do for your fact is get back to basics.
From as long as I can remember, my mom always told me to wash my face before bed. It is something I have done practically my whole life and I have instilled in my own daughters. Through the years, I have tried product after product, but always go right back to the basics. For me, that is plain, old-fashioned, Dove White Beauty bar soap. It is moisturizing as well as cleansing. I start and end my day with Dove soap.
After cleaning, moisturizing is next. During the day, opt for a moisturizer with an SPF. No need in getting unwanted UV rays when running, cycling or doing regular day-to-day tasks. In the evening, a good moisturizer is in order. Personally, I use Vaseline. I know, many people have told me this is terrible for my skin, but it’s what I’ve always done and it’s what my mom always did. Of course, if your skin tends to be oily, you may want to reconsider the Vaseline and use something suitable for you.
Just like cleansers, there are lots of facial exfoliators on the market, but you really don’t need to look further than your own pantry. Oatmeal and honey make a perfect, natural scrub. This is gentle enough to use once or twice a week. To make the scrub, you need to get the oats into powder form by placing them in a blender. Hint: Make enough to fill a small Mason jar, so you will have enough for several weeks of scrub. When you are ready to make your facial scrub, in a small bowl add a tablespoon or two of honey, then add about half that amount of powdered oats. Stir to mix well. Apply to your freshly cleansed face and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and soap. Your skin will be glowing!
Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on facial products to look your best. You just need to stay consistent with the basics and listen to your mom! Then, when you are ready to give your skin the ultimate glow, come see us at Tan Unique - "The Cleanest Beach In Town!"