skin care essentials 6 Skin Care Products to Use So You Can Pass on Foundation

Loreal Paris BMAG Article 6 Skin Care Products To Use So You Can Pass On Foundation D

Everyone wants the look of beautiful skin, but not everyone wants to pile on face makeup to get it. After all, wearing lots of foundation isn’t likely something you want to do day in and day out. Instead of primping with makeup, it’s time to turn your attention to your skin care routine. With the right lineup of skin care products that you use consistently over time—including a charcoal mask, dark spot corrector, peel pads formulated with glycolic acid, eye cream formulated to minimize the appearance of dark circle under eyes, and more—you can think about passing on the foundation. Because who doesn’t enjoy the convenience of going makeup-free?  

Skin Care Product #1: Mattifying Facial Cleanser

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Every skin care routine should start with cleansing, and this one is no exception. Of course, choosing the right facial cleanser should come down to your skin type. Do you have oily skin that tends to look shiny by midday? Look for a mattifying facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which is formulated to transform from clay to mousse.

Skin Care Product #2: Charcoal Mask

Highlighters may be all the rage, but using them isn’t the only way to brighten the look of your skin. The right face mask can help do so, too. When your skin is looking dull, reach for a charcoal mask. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is formulated with charcoal and three types of clay and can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution and reduce the look of dull skin. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a gorgeous glow.

Skin Care Product #3: Peel Pads Formulated with Glycolic Acid

We have a feeling that peel pads won’t be dropping out of the skin care product spotlight anytime soon, so why not get in on the action? The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads are formulated with glycolic acid to resurface dull, uneven tone and rough texture for brighter skin immediately and more even-looking skin with continued use over time. Just keep in mind that newly revealed skin can be more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher as directed after using a peel pad, and take other sun protection measures including limiting your amount of time in the sun, seeking shade, and covering up exposed areas in long sleeves, pants, UV-blocking sunglasses, and a broad-brimmed hat.

Skin Care Product #4: Dark Spot Corrector

When you have dark spots, it’s easy to see how concealer and foundation can become total can’t-live-without-them makeup products. But you can actually help address the appearance of dark spots by adding dark spot corrector to your skin care routine. The L’Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector can help to improve overall skin quality and fade the appearance of dark spots for a more even skin tone with continued use over time. Plus, it immediately illuminates the look of skin.

Skin Care Product #5: Eye Cream for Dark Circles Under Eyes

Anyone who has dark circles under eyes knows that going out without a layer of concealer and foundation (and possibly color corrector and face powder) is easier said than done. Putting dark circles on full display might not sound like something you’d like to do, but using an eye cream that’s formulated to help diminish the appearance of dark circles under eyes with continued use over time, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream, can help.

Skin Care Product #6: Anti-Aging Cica Cream

Not exactly sure what cica cream is? Well, we have just the one for you! The L’Oréal Paris RevtitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica is a lightweight cream that hydrates and helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and other visible signs of aging with continued use over time.

What’s next? Even after revamping your skin care routine, chances are there will be days you’ll want to wear a little makeup—even if you don’t want anyone to know you’re wearing makeup. To find out how to wear makeup without being so obvious about it, read our article, How to Get a Runway-Inspired No Makeup, Makeup Look.