How To Prep Your Skin For Makeup

Is your skin ready for that makeup overload? The color, the paints and the pigments need a clean, well prepped palette; your face-to work their magic. Step it up with these skincare steps for your makeup to glide on:

Cleanse it up:  Its common sense, isn’t it? Your face needs to be devoid of dirt, pollutants, makeup and oil first. Cleansing your face with a skin appropriate product is the first step. Cleansing removes dirt and all that grime you’ve collected on your face, opens up your pores allowing them to breathe and gives you a fresh start.Use a cleanser/ face wash that leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated.

Bye Bye dead skin cells: Next up is your facial scrub. Exfoliating your face removes the upper dead skin layer revealing beautiful, fresh, supple skin. A scrub also helps in working deep into your skin removing traces of left over makeup and dirt that your cleanser couldn’t remove. Multitasking scrubs that exfoliate, tone, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin are a good bet when in a hurry!

Tone it up: You should be calming your cleansed and scrubbed face with a gentle toner/ tonic. A toner tightens your skin pores, reduces the oiliness on your face and leaves your face hydrated. Many of you mayn’t need a toner- just skip this step!

Vitamins for your face: You get an added boost of skin goodness molecules with a serum application. Serums are like a vitamin cocktail for your face. As heavy makeup leaves your skin parched out, a hydrating serum boost in your skin prep. program is recommended. As per your need, there are serums that even out skin tone, fill up your fine lines and wrinkles, brighten your skin and rejuvenate dry skin.

Moisturize: Hydration, and holding that moisture inside your facial skin is so very important before makeup application. Time to moisturize! Use a SPF 15/30 added moisturizer to protect yourself from the deadly UVA’s and UVB’s. Excessive sun exposure is the primary cause of premature aging. Period.

Your Peepers: The windows to your soul have delicate skin that need extra care. An eye product also plumps up your orbital fine lines, reduces your crows feet and allows your eye makeup to set and look great. Apply an eye cream/ gel/ serum with SPF 15 all around your orbital area. Eye creams with brighteners help in concealing your dark circles too.

Its Prime Time! Nothing works like a primer before your makeup routine . A primer as the name suggests literally primes your face. A primer that works for your skin type will conceal, fill, nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

You are now ready to head for your foundation, mascara, liner and pigments!

Happy skin = Happy makeup= Happy you 🙂

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