The first step to any amazing makeup application is taking care of the face underneath it! Having a flawless canvas to begin with will only make your job easier. Check out the 10 tips below to make it happen!
1. Cleanse It
Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil in the morning and at night. For the love of all that is good in the world, PLEASE take off your makeup before you go to sleep- your skin will thank you! And though I’m sure you’ve heard it 8000 times, fight the urge to pick at your face!
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2. Tone It
The purpose of a toner is to restore the skin’s natural pH (acidity level). This is important in maintaining the ultra delicate balance of bacteria on the face. Stay away from toners containing alcohol as they are very drying- read your ingredient labels! Give witch hazel a try- it’s one of the best natural toners and it won’t break the bank.
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3. Moisturize It
It’s so so sooo important to moisturize your skin. If your face dries out, oil production will increase to compensate and excess oil is never something we want on our faces! Makeup can also be very drying so be sure to moisturize before your application. I love Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate, it’s ultra moisturizing and I can usually use it in the place of a primer!
4. Exfoliate It
Exfoliation is a great way to obtain healthy, glowing skin. It helps to slough off dead skin cells and stimulate circulation in the face. Gently apply to a damp face in circular motions and rinse off with lukewarm water. Limit yourself to once or twice a week and try to choose a scrub specific for your skin type. I’m a diehard fan of the St. Ive’s Original Apricot Scrub!