How to prep skin before applying makeup

We all know that makeup can create wonder to your skin and when you apply makeup with the right technique and with the right amount prepping, it can look flawless. There is no secret that a professional makeup job often looks so naturally gorgeous because of the preparation that goes onto the skin before applications. Now, this prepping can be time-consuming, if you want to pamper your skin with all the luxurious products and high-end brands, then absolutely you can do that. But when you are juggling time between your daily routine and beautifying yourself, then all you need is some simple steps to follow before applying your foundation. The absolute must skin preparing is needed to follow not just to look flawless but also this skin prepping is going to save your delicate skin from various products in a long run, thus, prepping your skin before you apply your makeup is vitally important. So, let’s jump into the must needed steps of skin prepping before applying makeup:

Cleanse:

Making sure your skin is optimally cleansed is the first step in achieving that flawless makeup complexions. Clean all the previous makeup residue, like a little smudge of eyeliner left on the eye corners, thoroughly clean the eyelashes as waterproof mascaras can be hard to remove and then clean the lipstick stains from lips.

Toning:

Toning is an important second step that completes the cleansing process, and a simple toning with a cotton is all you need to open up the pores and give your skin that natural fresh look. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt, and makeup left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, the toner will help to soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.

Spraying rose water on all over face and neck will also make the skin well nourished and glowing.

Moisturise:

To achieve the dewy natural makeup look, moisturize your skin is a key step. I can’t put enough emphasis on how important is this step. No matter what your skin type is, oily or combination or dry, using skin appropriate moisturizer will definitely help you to achieve your desired makeup look.

Prime:

Finally, the last step in achieving the best makeup prep possible is by using a really great primer. Think of your face as a blank canvas, you cleanse it, make it nicely moisturized and then the primer will help your skin becomes so smooth, that any makeup you apply afterward will beautifully blend and give you the ultimate natural finish.

There are some extra care for your skin for that selfie-ready makeup-

Exfoliate:

Follow up your cleanse with a great exfoliator to really rid of excess build-up and clogged pores, leaving your complexion silky and refreshed. You do want to be careful to not over-exfoliate however, exfoliate your skin two times is enough to improve the skin texture and reduce the visibility of blackheads and whiteheads.

Eye creme and eye primer:

Eye creme is also a very essential part of your skin care routine and applying eye creme before the eye makeup will surely help to protect the sensitive eye area.

And there is no secret that eye primer is a must so that the eyeshadows can pop up beautifully.

Sun protection or SPF:

For a daytime makeup look, protect your skin from the harsh UV rays is highly recommended. Though, nowadays, SPF can be easily found in many makeup products, using those are also a great help for the skin.

Serums and Hydrating Mists:

The various kinds of serums are available for making the skin looks great. Sometimes I use them before the makeup and sometimes I skip this step. It basically depends on the condition of the skin and it varies from day to day.

The hydrating mist sprays are good options to put extra hydration in the skin to prevent the dryness. And with these steps, I want to wrap up my most favorite skin prepping steps before applying makeup. Hope this helps you to find your way to prep the skin.

And as always STAY GORGEOUS, HAPPY BLOGGING

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