Healthy Skin

Color can really make a difference in your appearance.  Have you ever had someone say “You look great!” when you hadn’t done anything different to yourself?  It was probably the color you were wearing, making your skin look clear and bringing out the highlights in your hair.  Conversely, perhaps someone has asked you in a concerned voice whether you were feeling well when you felt just fine.  In this case, you were probably wearing a color that makes you look unhealthy.

Skin has either a “warm” or “cool” coloring.  Finding out which of these you are will determine your makeup and wardrobe choices.  To determine your skin tone, you must first see if your skin has a blue or yellow cast.  In natural light, place a white sheet of paper next to the inside surface of the wrist.  Check to see if the cast is blue-pink (”cool”) or gold-yellow (”warm”) against the paper.  Warm looks best in earthy and medium colors while Cool looks best in pastels, neutrals, and strong colors.

Now that you know your skin tone, find out more about correct makeup choice in our Barbizon Modeling Classes Curriculum.

Having clean cosmetic tools and brushes is important for keeping your skin healthy and free from blemishes. Use the following as your guide:

1. Put shampoo into one hand and brush across until clean.

2. Rinse while sweeping brush back and forth across hand until no color is apparent.

3. Squeeze from base to end of brush hair very lightly until excess water is removed.

4. Tap brush lightly with fingers to loosen brush hair.

5. Lay flat on clean paper towel to dry.

6. Brush back and forth across hand to fluff brush hairs when dry. Never use a hair dryer or heat to dry brushes.

You can learn more about makeup and skin care in your Barbizon classes.

Now that the summer months are vastly approaching, you’ll need to start thinking about getting a pair of sunglasses to protect your precious peepers. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect sunglasses for your face shape:

If your face is HEART-SHAPED, opt for thinner frames that won’t overpower your chin.

If your face is LONG, choose oversized square frames for balance.

If your face is ROUND, opt for rectangular styles that will minimize curves and give you a more angular look.

If your face is SQUARE, opt for rounder, curvy styles that will help soften your jaw line.

If your face is OVAL, you are one of the lucky ones because you can wear any style!

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When caring for your face always use gentle motions smoothing upward and outward. Drink plenty of water to rid your skin of toxins and know your skin type:

Normal: Has no shine and clear tone. Soft and supple, but not greasy.
Oily: Very shiny with visibly enlarged pores.
Dry: No shine. Has flaky or dry patches. Thin skin tone.
Combination: Oily in the T-zone area. Normal to dry in other areas.
Sensitive: Has acne flare-ups when using cosmetic products.

Select your cosmetic products according to what is recommended for your skin type. Most products are labeling with information on the skin type for which they are suited. Try Barbizon Cosmetics as we offer a variety of skin care and cosmetics.

Love the skin you’re in with these essential do’s and don’ts:

• Good skin isn’t just about potions and lotions but how you live your life.
• Try to keep hands off of your face during the day and at night.
• Pay extra attention to your T-zone if it is oily.
• Exercise is good for the body, the spirit, and the skin.
• Get plenty of sleep.
• Drink lots of water to flush your system.
• Avoid stress as much as possible.
• When moisturizing, don’t neglect your eye and neck areas.

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