IS YOUR SKIN READY FOR THAT MAKE UP OVERLOAD ?
The colors , the paints and the contouring kits need a clean well prepped palette ( your face ) to work their magic .
CLEANSE IT UP .
It's 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 .
SAY GOOD BYE TO 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 can't remove .
Using scrubs that exfoliate , tone , hydrate and rejuvenate your skin are a good deal !
TONE IT UP .
You should calm your cleansed and scrubbed face with a gentle toner , tonic or rose water .
A toner tightens your skin pores , reduces the oiliness on your face and leaves your face hydrated . Many of you may not need a toner - just skip this step !
VITAMINS FOR YOUR FACE .
You get an added boost of skin goodness with a serum application . Serums are like a vitamin cocktail for your face . Heavy makeup leaves your skin parched out , a hydrating serum boost in your skin prep program is recommended .
Based on your need , there are serums that even out skin tone , fill up your fine lines and wrinkles , brighten your skin and rejuvenate dry skin .
Hydration and holding that moisture in facial skin is so important before makeup application . Use SPF 15/30 if you reside in europe or SPF 50/60 if you reside in africa or the middle east to protect yourself from the deadly UVA’s and UVB’s .
Excessive sun exposure is the primary cause of premature aging .
YOUR EYES .
The windows to our soul has delicate skin that needs 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 eye area . Eye creams with brighteners help in concealing your dark circles too .
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 for your foundation , mascara , liner and blushers .
PRETTY MAKE UP = HAPPY YOU