When it comes to applying makeup, a clean skin that’s prepped well can really make your face glow and ensure that your makeup does not wear off easily. Forget all the things that scare you about prepping your skin; whether it is the time you need or the skills, we can safely say that this is one of the easiest skin care routines to prep your skin, so, read on!
This is the first and most important step of all. You have to get rid of the first layer of dirt and oil by using a cleanser to wash your face. Depending on your skin type, you can go for a gentle cleanser or a stronger one, if your skin is oily.
Getting rid of impurities, oil and dirt is not enough. It is important that you also rid your skin of all the dead cells. If you are going to do this regularly, choose a scrub that isn’t too harsh for your skin. You can also use a DIY scrub that’s gentle on your skin and just takes a couple of minutes to make with the right ingredients.
Now that your skin is clean and has been exfoliated, it is time to restore the balance with a toner. By toning your skin, you are balancing its pH level. Use a mild toner, apply it on to a cotton pad and wipe your skin gently.
Before using a moisturizer, it is important to use a serum that’s meant for your skin. If you’ve got dry and sensitive skin, you might want to use a serum that deeply nourishes and hydrates your skin from within. While if you’ve got oily skin, you might want to look for a serum that unclogs and minimizes your pores.
Some serums offer amply hydration, but if your skin is dry or the weather is cold and you need extra hydration; apply a moisturizer that will suit your skin. You can try using this Shea Butter and Coconut Oil All-Over Moisturizer for both your face and body.
After you’ve done these four simple steps to prep your skin, wait for a couple of minutes to let your skin breathe before you apply your makeup. This will let your skin soak in the nutrients of the serum and also give you the perfect canvas to apply your makeup.
So, say goodbye to flaky skin, patches and rough skin for good with this skin care routine that will prep your skin for makeup!