Suffering from a lackluster skin, lash, and beauty routine? It’s easy to get into a slump with skin care. Many of the “wonder” products out there don’t actually work for most skin types. What’s more, little mistakes that many of us make every day set our skin back from becoming hydrated, smooth, and healthy. At Beauty Refined, we put the focus on individualized skin care in Greenwood Village, CO to help our clients get the best skin possible. We believe that a good daily routine is the foundation for great skin for the rest of your life. Here’s a look at our tips for five ways you can improve your skin, lash, and beauty routine.

1. Make a Plan Around Your Skin Type

Many people are pouring time and money into beauty routines that don’t actually benefit their skin because they’re designed for the wrong skin type. Even the best product in the world can leave your skin dry, red, or inflamed if it’s not compatible with your skin’s needs. Products that don’t necessarily upset your skin can still leave it without the moisture it needs if they aren’t suited for your skin type. Skin can be normal, dry, oily, or a combination oily and dry. Some people also have what’s known as sensitive skin. That means that skin flares up when the wrong products or techniques are used.

How do you determine your skin type? In some cases, skin type is obvious based on the texture or appearance of skin. The next step is matching with products that work with your skin type. However, some people have difficulty pinning down the right skin type because their skin might change from day to day. Skin type can even differ between the cheeks, noise, forehead, neck, and other areas of the face. This is where an evaluation from a skin expert can help you finally get the answers you need to properly nourish your skin. It’s not uncommon for someone who thought they had oily skin for years to learn that they actually have combination skin that has certain requirements that can’t be met by standard non-greasy formulas.

2. Stop Stressing Your Lashes

Many people who love long eyelashes are inadvertently putting their through lashes through a grueling stress cycle. It starts with curling and applying mascara in the morning. While this isn’t necessarily harmful to lashes, removing thicker mascara at the end of the day can be. Most people are too aggressive when removing mascara. They try to wash their lashes until all of the mascara is rubbed away. Unfortunately, they are also rubbing away precious lashes in the process.

Always use some kind of makeup remover or cleansing oil to gently remove mascara at the end of the day. Never use soap! Products should be gently patted into the lashes instead of rubbed into them. This is essential if you want to avoid a sparse lash line.

Of course, many people with look-at-me lashes aren’t actually wearing mascara at all An eyelash lift can help you get out of the stress cycle by lifting your lashes upward to create length and volume. The results last several months. While mascara can still be used with an eyelash lift, much less mascara is needed to create the dramatic effect you usually struggle to create in the mirror each day. Eyelash tinting can also be used to take mascara out of the equation completely!

3. Exfoliate

Does it feel like skin and beauty products never actually do anything for you? You may be wondering why the same products that make an influencer’s skin glow simply cake on your skin. Your problem could be exfoliation. When we don’t properly exfoliate our skin, it never has a chance to slough off old, dull cells. Dull, tired skin simply sits on the surface to act as a barrier that keeps beauty and skin products from actually absorbing into the surface. That’s why we often see a caking, drying effect when trying serums and creams that work like magic for everyone else.

Exfoliation gives us a brighter, healthier complexion because it reveals new skin. It also helps to keep our skin looking younger in the long run because it promotes cell turnover and collagen production. Skin should be exfoliated one to two times per week. When looking for deeper results, professional peels and microdermabrasion can help to supercharge exfoliation benefits.

4. Be Consistent Before Bed

You need a nighttime beauty ritual! It’s simply impossible to make up for lost time when it comes to nourishing your skin nightly. Every person needs a 10-minute to 20-minute nighttime ritual for removing and replacing every product they’ve put on in the morning. The biggest rule for having beautiful skin is to stop sleeping in your makeup. While many people can get away with this in their younger years while still waking up with a fresh-faced look, this is one beauty sin that eventually catches up with everyone.

It’s important to properly remove all makeup and beauty products with gentle cleansers at night. However, you’ll need to replace the protective moisture seal that’s been stripped away during cleansing immediately. This can be done with creams and serums that are intended for your skin type. Creating a nightly beauty routine that properly nourishes skin can be overwhelming. Many people choose to avoid spending time and money on products that don’t work for them by simply booking a consultation with a skin expert to get advice on what their skin needs to be “drinking” all night long to wake up with soft, glowing skin.

5. Switch to Cream Blushes and Eyeshadows

This last tip is for people who are unsatisfied with the dull, caked-on look they get whenever they want to add a little bit of shimmer and definition using blush and eyeshadow. Powder products can make our skin look dull when we’re already dealing with dryness or cracking. What’s more, those of us with fine lines and wrinkles often find that powder products settle into these lines to extenuate our problem points.

If you’ve given up on blushes and eyeshadows because they just don’t seem to work with your skin, switch to cream shadows and blushes that easily blend into your skin to deliver color and contouring without the heaviness of powder. Cream products are also more hydrating to skin. That means that your skin will look dewier as the day goes on instead of drying out. Another benefit of creams is that you can build on them to tweak the pigment to be either more or less dramatic.

Where to Find the Best Skin and Beauty Treatments in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Beauty Refined is proud to be the top medical spa in the Denver area. In addition to offering a wide range of cutting-edge aesthetic treatments for the face and body, our luxurious facility also provides one-on-one consultations with a team of experts trained in all facets of skin health and beauty. Let us help you get the best results possible! Contact Beauty Refined for an appointment today!