*Optional: Beauty Basics For Healthy Skin pt. 6

If you’ve just joined in on That B Word’s conversation on Beauty Basics, Hi!

Here’s a re-cap of the things you may have missed out on, as far as Healthy Skin is concerned:
Basic Step 1: Keep your skin clear of any junk, makeup, or foreign objects.
A good makeup remover is a must-have if you intend on having healthy skin!
Basic Step 2: Exfoliate your skin once every week.
Exfoliation helps to unclog your pores, and regulates the rate at which your sebaceous glands provide your skin with the natural oil called sebum.
Basic Step 3: Cleanse your skin daily
Sometimes twice a day. Your cells re-generate every day, and you shed skin cells. If you’re not cleaning you’re skin every day, you’re creating the perfect living environment for acne.
Basic Step 4: Use a Toner after every cleanse
The toner will help make your pores less defined, and also makes it easier for you to cleanse in the future. Your complexion will improve, and the skin will be more firm, and supple.
Basic Step 5: Restore
Because the skin is more receptive to product in it’s toned state, you want to follow with something that will leave your skin more refreshed, reduce inflammation, and replenish natural antioxidants.
Those are pretty much the basics of good skin!
Seems simple enough, but you have no idea how many people just don’t do it.
My mother is in her early Fifties, and she taught me this routine when I was Thirteen, and I only started to take it seriously in my late Teens. See? Easy, but barely anyone does it.
If you are here because you want to know how to get your acne under control, or you’re looking for a good regiment, then you can count yourself as part of the really small minority of people who actually care about their skin.
Good skin isn’t expensive, it isn’t time consuming, and it isn’t complicated, but we’ve made it that way. If you can make healthy skin a habit, wrinkles, and acne will be the last of your worries. Now comes the next step (and it is optional, depending on your skin type) in the Healthy Skin, Beauty Basics line-up…

Healthy Skin Step 5: Moisturize Daily

Moisturizer is perfect to protect your skin against the harsh sunlight, and elements, but it also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles. Not every single person alive needs to moisturize–I learned that on my own, thankfully. Some people have naturally oily skin types that don’t need moisture, and other’s have naturally dry, and itchy skin if they don’t moisturize. The key is to know which skin is yours, and take the appropriate measures.

Reasons to use Moisturizer

Moisturizer gives you younger looking skin
When the skin is moist, it is softened, and that reduces the amount of dead skin cells. Most moisturizers also contain SPF, which will protect you from the dangerous UV rays of the sun. Excessive sun produces wrinkles (regardless of your ethnicity), so SPF rich moisturizer is a great preventive product.
Moisturizer makes your skin a perfect canvas for makeup

It’s a smoothing agent! When your skin is smooth, it will make for easier makeup application. When you apply foundation or concealer to uneven or flaky skin, it will look uneven and chalky instead of smooth and natural. Skin that has no moisture will just attract attention to the problem areas, instead of masking the skin issues. At the end of the day, even though I think makeup is not a solution to your problems, I also realize that it’s great to use it whilst you get your house in order, so if you’re going to use it, use it right, right?
Moisturizer makes your skin more delicate
Soft, touchable skin is an attribute that women would like for their skin. Although I rarely ever give advice on relationships, and even more rarely do I talk about doing things for men, but I know for a fact that having smooth, baby soft skin, is something that men love about women. 
If you have dry flaky skin, moisturizers are essential in repairing damaged skin cells, leaving the top layer of skin smooth and radiant looking.
Moisturizers replenish the moisture that’s been lost from acne products
Ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid kill pimples and blackheads by drying them out, or cutting their oxygen supply, it’s an unfortunate repercussion of having problematic skin. Consistent use of these products can cause dry, flaky skin. 
A good moisturizer will balance out your complexion by adding essential moisture without making your skin oily. Some facial cleansers may also dry out skin in their attempt to unclog pores and remove dirt, so even healthy skin needs moisturizer.

Is Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Daily Moisturizer Good for Skin?

When I was  a kid living in Asia, I couldn’t believe how pricey cosmetics with pearl powder were. What was the point of using something that was that expensive? I had asked myself.

The answer finally came when my Mother wasn’t home. I sneaked into her Vanity Room (don’t we all), and tried her really expensive lotion with pearl powder. It was so magnificent, and the natural shine that my skin had, made me look like a cast member of the Twilight Saga, in the sunlight.
Bella Terra’s Daily Moisturizer has the exact same effect as that unforgettable product; 
It evens out skin tone and texture, and immediately reflects light to bring out skin’s natural radiance.

Its fast-absorbing formula leaves skin soft, smooth and younger-looking and it visibly improves skin tone and texture after prolonged use.
The Vitamin E, uniquely contained in their blue microspheres, only releases upon contact with the skin–even you have to admit that it’s pretty high tech! The slow release allows you to reap the full benefit since no vitamins are activated while the product is in transport or storage.
Green Tea, high in caffeine helps your skin retain moisture, and youthfulness (I think I’ll write another post, further highlighting this point).
Algae extracts, are just a little superior to normal plant extracts in their ability to maintain supple skin (I will write about this in the future). So both Green Tea, and Algae extracts are very powerful anti-oxidants, which work to further protect skin from environmental stresses like free radicals (an un-charged molecule in a chemical reaction).

Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Daily Moisturizer

Water based, Phthalate Free, Sulphate and Paraben Free, Safe for Vegetarians.

How to Use Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Daily Moisturizer

If you don’t necessarily have dry skin, but want to give this product a try, you can! 
Just only use it once a day, instead of twice, and use the the Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Restorative Cream at night, instead of the moisturizer.
We all want to look like Twilight cast members, or at least have flawless skin, don’t we?
Directions:
Smooth gently onto face and neck until thoroughly in a circular motion, until it’s all absorbed.
***Avoid the eye area, this area has the thinnest amount of skin, and loses moisture really easily. It has a totally different pH balance to the rest of the face.
***For best results, use after Bella Terra Milky Cleanser and Pore Refining Toner.
We did it! We made it to the very end of Beauty Basics!
Everything from here on out is just a bonus. The basics here-in are sufficient to give you the best skin that you’ve probably had, but I will personally never really stop. 
Perfect, flawless skin, is my own addiction.
If you want advice on any skin problems, or products, simply send an email to:
thatbeautyword(at)gmail(dot)com and your answer might just be in my next post, if I don’t immediately email you back!

Good luck on your quest, and remember; The B word is for Beauty!

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