Skin care and makeup go hand in hand. There are some who try to use makeup to cover up their skin care issues but the best way to deal with it is to get rid of skin care issues. Taking care of your skin consistently can also help your makeup application look and apply better, and also last longer. Here are a few tips that can help your makeup look it’s best:
Use an Eye cream
Using a good eye cream will help to keep your under eye skin hydrated. When you apply concealer and/or foundation to any part of your face it should be set with powder. If you set your dry under eye with powder that skin will look substantially different from the rest of your face. If that skin is hydrated everything will blend, giving a natural finish.
Exfoliate your face
Exfoliating gets the dead skin removed from the top layer of your face. Doing that on a regular basis helps all products penetrate and apply better, including your moisturizer and foundation. Your foundation and powder will look more flawless with a natural look.
Moisturize/Prime Your Skin
This is a HUGE one for me. Moisturizing your skin is a must, regardless of what the weather is like or what kind of skin type you have. Your skin needs moisture. After applying your moisturizer, wait for it to penetrate your skin before adding any makeup items. Usually I wait about 5 minutes; I use that time to brush my teeth, clean my ears, etc. After the moisturizer penetrates a primer should be applied. Both the moisturizer and primer help prep your skin for the foundation, allowing it to guide on effortlessly.
Exfoliate your lips
Your lips also need to be exfoliated. Just like your face your lips are exposed to the elements and probably take more of a beating than your face does. If your someone who wears lipstick, especially mattifying ones, you need to get rid of that dead skin and moisturize at least every other day so your lipstick and lipstick will always be popping. I exfoliate my lips at least 1-2 times a week. If you wear lipstick everyday you may want to bump that up to every other day. After exfoliation follow with a good lip balm or Aquafor, which is a skin protectant. You’ll notice the next time you go to apply your lipstick your lips should have little to no texture and last longer.
Everything you do or don’t do impacts how your skin looks when it’s bare and when you apply makeup. Makeup is not a miracle worker; it can cover certain things but having a good skin care regimen will give you healthy skin that eventually won’t need a lot of cover up.
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