Make up needs a smooth bed to settle well. It is thus, important to make a few steps, permanent habits to care well for your skin.
While you must have mastered the art of using makeup brushes and your fingers must work the magic on your face with all those top-notch cosmetics. It is very important to do these before applying and after removing makeup to lay a smooth bed for all those expensive cosmetics on your skin. Piling layers of makeup on top of an unprepared skin without the pre-makeup rituals will give you an uneven and patchy look that wears off soon. So, before you head out for a glam night or a monotonous day at work, do justice to your art of applying makeup. Just follow a few simple prep steps before you start working the magic of makeup.
Cleanse your skin
Every artist knows that his art comes out best on a clean canvas. This is why, the first step for you is to thoroughly clean your face to remove all the dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin. Pick a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. Micellar water is a great gentle cleanser as it is packed with the power of small micelle molecules in water that cluster to lift away all impurities from the skin. A regular foam-based cleanser is also a good alternative.
The second step is to remove any remaining impurities from your skin with just one swap. Put a few drops of toner on a cotton ball and wipe it gently on your face. Make sure that the toner is non-drying and alcohol-free so that it leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Bring back the moisture
Now that you are done with cleaning your skin, it time to moisturize. It is one important step that skipping it is a complete no no! No matter what your skin type is, moisturizing prepares your skin for makeup. Choose the right moisturizing cream for your skin type and apply an even layer on your face and neck.
This is the last step before you dawn that beautiful layer of foundation on your face. Apply primer on your face and neck to create a smooth base for makeup and to extend its stay.
Everyone likes to wake up with a fresh, glowing skin that can breathe properly. Taking care of your skin is very important and removing makeup is one of the must-do things. You absolutely cannot torture your skin by sleeping with your makeup on. This will lead to many skin problems including wrinkles, acne, and dry skin which is caused due to the break down of collagen. Leaving eye makeup on is even more dangerous as it can cause serious problems like eye infections, eye irritation, sties, and more. It is very important to remove makeup before you hit the bed and you can do it easily in a few simple steps:
In many ways, Micellar water is trending nowadays. You can put a few drops on a cotton ball or a cotton pad and swipe it on your skin to remove makeup and hydrate your skin. This formula is very self-sufficient and does not need any follow-up cleaning by water or soap.
Oils have a great capacity to pull out all the dirt and makeup from pores. It can remove stubborn liners and lipsticks with a swift swipe. Cleansing oils are very gentle eye makeup remover and a good makeup remover for dry skin. It is also very good for oily skin as it cleanses the pores thoroughly and prevents them from excreting more oil.
Toner can be the last cleansing step after rinsing your face to remove residual makeup removers from your skin. A swipe of cotton saturated in the toner can help remove any makeup left on the skin.
The final step before you rest on your bed is to moisturize your skin. After suffering from all the hardships of the day, your skin needs a soft and comforting layer of moisturizer. Apply an even layer of moisturizer suitable for your skin type while your skin is still damp. This will help lock in the moisture and give you a soft, smooth skin to wake up to the next morning.
Are you doing this before applying and after removing makeup? is I Knock Fashion's curated blog that aims at benefiting its readers by inculcating habits that will lead to better skin and at the same time help it glow while the makeup is put on.