If you want a flawless model makeup look to dazzle at an event, there is a pre-makeup ritual that you must follow. The secret to a flawless, glowing skin lies in a clean and well-hydrated skin. We all know how dull our face can look with a cracked, dry or tired skin.
Attaining beautiful skin is not impossible. The market is full of all sorts of cleansers and primers to promise a flawless skin. However, these accessories must be backed by a balanced diet to deliver the effect they promise.
Moreover, if you crave beautiful skin and a long-lasting make-up; never buy cheap products that do more harm than good. Always buy safe products from trusted brands.
Once you learn to prep up your skin before applying make-up, you can keep your makeup fresh without the need to ‘fix' it frequently. This is why ramp models shine through the entire show and look amazing.
Here are a few steps to follow before applying make-up.
Cleanse Your Skin
There is nothing like a cleanser to clean your skin for preparing it for make-up. Choosing the right kind of cleanser with safe ingredients is important. Don't go for harsh products that contain hydroxyl or glycolic acids. These cleansers can irritate and induce redness.
Find something that has a gentle tingling sensation. Moreover, choose a ph-balanced cleaner. The skin's natural pH lies between 4.5 and 6 with seven being neutral.
Our skin does require some acidity to ward off bacteria. If you have acne, purchase a cleanser that does not worsen your condition. Rinsing your skin after using a cleanser ensures that no residue remains. This guarantees a smooth make-up application.
You can’t accomplish a model-like look with clumps of makeup. Get rid of the culprit behind this. Yes! Dead skin cells.
Exfoliate your skin to remove all dead skin cells that cause your skin surface to look dull. Uncover a rejuvenated layer of skin by exfoliating your face and neck area. Use a good product that only works to remove dead cells and does not harm your skin.
Utilize a Serum
It is fairly common to skip this step. However, it is one of the most important ones. Make sure you use a good quality serum before you apply a moisturizer. This infuses additional minerals and vitamins into your skin for radiant and glowing skin. The best time to use a serum is post-exfoliation. This is because the pores have just had a deep cleaning and are not clogged with excess oil or dirt.
It doesn't matter if you are using a serum for brightening, firming or reducing hyperpigmentation; it offers tremendous benefits for a healthy looking skin and serves as skin vitamins.
Purchase a serum that has a good quantity of vitamin C. This will help to seal in moisture and keep the skin firm.
Moisturize your Skin
Having a moisturizer that suits your skin type plumps up your skin and provides a smooth looking appearance. It pays off to buy a moisturizer with SPF or apply a sunscreen afterward. Your moisturizer must have a minimum of SPF 15 to block the harmful rays of the sun. This is helpful in offering at least eight hours of optimal protection.
Pick a product according to your skin type and avoid choosing a moisturizer that is too heavy for your skin. Don’t use anything that makes your face greasy after five minutes of applications.
It is also important to press the moisturizer onto your skin. Do not rub it in and stimulate the skin cells to help it properly seep into the skin.
Trust in a Face Primer
One of the best-kept secrets of a successful primer is silicone. To give your makeup a professional touch, choose a primer that has silicone as the main ingredient. This fills in any unwanted crevices to leave your skin perfectly smooth.
Another benefit that you get for using a primer is that it prevents the moisturizer to mix with your skin’s oils. Set the stage for flawless makeup application with a primer.
A silicone-based skin primer for facial skin is the best way to prepare the skin for make-up application. Fill in wrinkles and fine lines to keep your facial skin healthy and rejuvenated. Ultimately, to guarantee that your makeup doesn't slip and slide, use a primer pre-concealer and pre-foundation for perfect results.
Once your skin is properly maintained, the powder and foundation that you will use for doing your make-up will leave its true effect on your skin. You won’t have to pile up on the foundation since your skin will look naturally fresh and radiant.
Although these may seem like too many steps, you will find that this pre-makeup routine leaves your makeup looking fresh and flawless.