Before applying any product to your face, you must start with a clean canvas. Making sure your face is free of flakiness or oil ensures that any powder or cream that you apply will last and not look cakey.
With this in mind – wash your face before you apply any makeup. If you don’t, your makeup may clog your pores. What’s more, anything you apply to your face may look patchy. For best results, find a cleanser that fits your skin type.
Toning and Moisturizing
Oily, dry and combination-skinned girls should also make toning and moisturizing a part of their everyday routine. Because some cleansers strip the skin of its natural moisture, following the process up with a ton- ing and moisturizing regimen is essential. It also protects against premature aging, acne, dehydrated skin, redness, and uneven skin tone.
If you don’t know where to start with a toner and moisturizer, ask a beauty consultant from your local beauty store (Sephora, MAC, Ulta, etc.) for recommendations. These professionals can help you choose the right products and address your beauty concerns. You can also ask them for samples to test at home if you’re not ready to commit to full-sized skin care sets.
Exfoliating may sound like an extra step, but it’s essential to slough off dirt or grime that cleansers or toners leave behind. Gentle facial scrubs, chemical peel pads, and masks can be applied twice or three times a week depending on your skin goals.
The beauty industry has evolved to give consumers both natural and chemical-based products at different price points. Remember, makeup looks more flawless, natural, and radiant if you have bright and beautiful skin to start with. The point of makeup is to enhance your natural beauty
– not to cover your face with thick layers of products!