6 Steps Before Applying Makeup
“I believe all women are pretty without makeup – but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.” – Bobbi Brown.
Taking care of your skin allows you to apply beautiful makeup. We frequently forget that in order to achieve the “perfect look,” you must also properly prepare your face for makeup. Flawless skin, defined cheekbones, bright eyes, and hydrated lips are all examples of this. Here are six simple steps to preparing your face for makeup that will serve you well in the world of makeup for both everyday and special occasion looks.
6 Steps to Preparing Your Face for Makeup
1. Cleansing agent
Use lukewarm water to cleanse your face. To help you even out your skin tone, use a gentle cleanser. This will make your skin even smoother.
How Do I Select the Best Cleanser?
The first step in preparing your face for makeup is to choose the right cleanser. If you have sensitive skin, avoid using cleansers containing glycolic acid because it can cause redness and irritation.
Find something gentle enough to help you achieve your desired look while also preparing your skin for a dewy glow.
Look for a pH-balanced cleanser as well. The natural pH of your skin should ideally be between 5 and 6. The lower the pH number, the more acidic the solution.
If you do not have any serious skin issues, it is best if you find a cleanser that matches the pH balance of your skin. If you have acne-prone skin, look for a cleanser that is slightly more acidic, as this will aid your skin’s ability to fight bacteria.
Do you want your makeup to appear cakey? Get rid of the main cause of this beauty disaster: dead skin cells! Exfoliating exposes the new, smooth skin beneath.
How Do I Select the Best Exfoliator?
Look for a gentle daily exfoliator scrub with tiny, circular granules. Rough and irregular ingredients can irritate your skin and cause it to become overly dry.
Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water to prevent makeup from thickening when applied. REMEMBER TO EXFOLIATE YOUR NECK!
3. Serum or Toner
After thoroughly exfoliating your skin, apply a toner or serum and wait a few seconds for it to dry. Toner is beneficial for those with extremely oily skin, whereas serum is beneficial for those with dry skin because it hydrates the face. This is an important step that we frequently overlook.
How Do I Choose the Best Serum?
- Select a serum containing the following ingredients:
- Vitamin C for skin smoothing
- Sodium hyaluronate is used to keep your skin moist.
- Herbs for hydrating the skin and slowing the ageing process
4. Eye cream
Were you under the impression that this step was unimportant? Consider again, because this step comes before your moisturizer. Your eye cream, like serums, is expected to be thin.
It moisturizes and evens out the skin tone around your eyes, making you appear more awake. Because the skin around your eyes is delicate and thin, make sure you apply your eye cream correctly to even out uneven skin tone.
Primer serves as a protective barrier, preventing your moisturiser and skin’s oil balance from interacting with your makeup. Primer lays the groundwork for a flawless makeup application.
Primer also acts as a barrier, filling in any lines in your skin and preventing makeup from settling into them. While some people believe that primer isn’t necessary, I consider it to be an essential part of my makeup procedure.
How Do You Pick the Right Makeup?
Look for a primer with silicone as the main ingredient for the final pre-makeup preparation. This will fill in any unsightly splits on your skin, leaving it perfectly smooth and ready for makeup. If you have acne-prone skin, a light green primer can help to reduce redness.
Whether your skin is oily or dry, this step is mandatory. To avoid making the base oily, apply a light moisturiser before applying makeup. Use a moisturiser that is appropriate for your skin type and provides all-day hydration.
One method is to press the moisturiser into your skin rather than rubbing it in. This allows the solution to penetrate your skin and stimulate your skin cells.
How Do You Choose the Best Moisturizer?
If you have acne-prone skin or uneven breakouts, look for a non-comedogenic oil-free moisturiser. If you have dry skin, look for a thicker cream to wear during the day. A thicker cream will also prep the base for a dewy “just-out-of-the-shower” appearance.
Now that you’ve properly prepped your face for makeup, you can start applying foundation and the other products you’ve planned on your perfectly clean skin. After you’ve properly prepared your skin, your makeup will be easier to apply and will make your face look even more radiant. Without using any Instagram filters, you can achieve an enviable complexion by simply following these 6 simple steps!
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