I’m not somebody who wears a lot of makeup, because I want my “real skin” to show. But in order to do that, I need to make sure that “real skin” looks as soft and supple.
Obviously, the ideal skincare depends on age, gender, climate, genetics, etc. However, I think this routine would work for a female in their late 20s or early 30s.
First, cleanse your skin gently with a natural herbal soap (I like chamomile). I try to make enough teeny tiny bubbles to fill a tennis ball, and wash my face with the bubbles and not with my hands, to avoid rubbing.
Then, spray your face liberally with a herbal water such as lavender. Gently pat it in.
Next, dab only your eye lids, lips, and other drier areas a mixture of a rose or neroli facial cream (moisturizing), aloe gel (great for UV recovery), carrot seed oil (anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and even anti-aging), and sandalwood oil (heals cuts and wounds, helps fight skin cancer). I also add a few drops of an essential oil that is good for the skin, such as lavender, clary sage, geranium, etc. If you’re 40+, perhaps you’d like to add some frankincense. Spread the mixture gently around your skin.