Essential Beauty Tips for the Everyday Girl

There’s an overwhelming amount of information available in regard to skincare and beauty routines. What kind of skin do you have? Do you wear a lot of makeup? What’s your budget? You name it, there’s an article for it. While that’s great, it makes it really difficult to find a simple and straightforward guide that is applicable to the everyday girl masses. Today, we’re boiling it down to the most essential beauty tips each and every girl should be putting into practice to keep that skin healthy and glowing!

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Moisturize AM and PM

Keeping your skin well moisturized is a must. While some have a day and a night moisturizer, that’s not really in the everyday girl’s budget! Really, you just need one great moisturizer that you can use in the AM and PM. Make sure you’re using a moisturizer with at least 30 SPF. While you don’t need this overnight, SPF is a must for the daytime! Even if you think it’s an overcast day, you would be surprised what rays actually break through the clouds. Keep that skin well protected to avoid wrinkles and sunspots later in life.

Wash Your Face

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I know, I know, you hear this all the time. But it’s key! Even if you’re prone to dry skin, washing your face is key. Find a good face wash that agrees with your skin and stick with it. Ideally, we’d like to see you washing your face morning and night, but know that sometimes we’re feeling a bit lazy or just completely forget before bed. At a minimum, start your day with a good clean wash followed by the application of your daily moisturizer as mentioned above!

ALWAYS Take Your Makeup off Before Bed

While you may not always remember or feel like giving your face a full wash before bed, at least take your makeup off! This keeps your pillow much cleaner and is also a necessity to keeping your pores clear. If you fall into the group of ladies who just always forgets until she’s already in bed, here’s a pro tip for you: keep a container of makeup remover wipes on your bedside table. Easy access and hard to miss. It’s a great way to remind yourself to wipe down real quick before catching some zzz’s.

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Image Source: Essence Makeup

Use Primer

If you are someone who uses makeup, make sure you’re starting with a good base primer. Primer is a great tool as it helps to create a nice even base for your face as well as creating a surface that will hold your makeup better than your natural skin will. While you can obviously wear makeup without primer, your makeup will wear better and last longer if you start with some primer!