There are girls who wear a lot of makeup, others apply it sparingly, whilst some prefer to go au naturale as much as they can.
Whether you are a self-confessed cosmetics queen or only do your face for special occasions, good skin care is essential! Here’s how you can revitalise and rejuvenate your skin to get the hottest make-up results.
There’s nothing worse than rubbing foundation into dry, flaky skin. Exfoliating your face each morning before applying cosmetics will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple – the perfect base for your make-up. To get the best results, use a specially designed exfoliating product that contains beads to scrub the dead skin cells from your face. Afterwards, don’t forget to moisturize – not doing so will make your skin dry out, leading to tightness and irritation – not good!
Add Sun Protection:
When you look outside and see cloudy weather, you probably don’t think about applying sunscreen. But, the sensitive skin on your face can be very susceptible to damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays, even if it’s not Spring or Summer. Using a moisturizer which contains Sun Protection Factor (SPF) will protect your skin from the sun all day, every day. This will help you to avoid wrinkles, fine lines, and of course, sunburn!
Wash Your Brushes:
If you don’t wash your makeup brushes as often as you should, then you’re not alone. But, failing to give your brushes, sponges, and other make-up applicators a good scrub could lead to nasty pimples on your face. This is because when you apply makeup, your brushes will pick up dead skill cells and bacteria, which are spread back onto your face when you next use your applicator – yuck! Aim to give your makeup brushes a good scrub with warm, soapy water at least once a month.
Let Your Face Breathe:
‘Less is more’ has long been the official mantra of many a make-up artist. And, whilst more extravagant, artistic looks have been rising in popularity recently, natural-looking make-up trends are set to be the next big thing in the beauty industry this year. For girls who wear a lot of make-up every day, this means a literal breath of fresh air for your face! Wearing minimal make-up, or even wearing no make-up at all when possible gives damaged skin a chance to recover, leading to a healthier, glowing face!
Even the most expensive make-up products in the world are of little use if your skin is tired and dehydrated. Water is essential for your skin; it’s the biggest organ in your body and requires regular hydration to look and function at its best. Aiming to drink around two liters of water each day will ensure that you get the right amount to keep your skin looking and feeling smooth, soft, supple and healthy. And, drinking more water has many further beauty benefits, including stronger hair and nails, cleaner teeth, and a slimmer figure.
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