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From An Esthetician: Prepping Skin For Makeup

From An Esthetician: Prepping Skin For Makeup

Flawless makeup application starts with prepping your skin before applying a single drop of makeup. Here are a few ways to quickly get your own skin ready to apply makeup:

First: Give your skin a refreshing cleanse. I don’t mean douse your face in water and call it good. You should find a cleanser that works with your skin type and skin conditions. I have combination skin, meaning my skin is both oily and dry-- ugh, so tricky. My skin is also pretty sensitive so I like to use a cleanser that is mild but still gets the job done. I recommend choosing a cleanser loaded with different vitamins and antioxidants. My favorite ingredient is Vitamin C because it is brightening and hydrating and leaves my skin looking renewed and nourished.

Second: Exfoliate! You don’t need to do this everyday, I would recommend doing it about twice a week. If you skin is still looking dull, you should exfoliate more frequently. Exfoliation helps remove the buildup of dead skin cells on the top layer of your face. Exfoliation will also help reduce those pesky blackheads and breakouts! Nothing looks worse than a ton of black heads peering out when your makeup starts to wear off. Also, makeup will glide right onto your skin, making application so much easier! 

Third: Use a moisturizer with SPF. Now, I am asking you to use a SPF because its probably one of the most important steps that you should not miss out on everyday. SPF is what protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The sun causes wrinkles, hyper pigmentation (aka dark ugly spots on your skin), redness, and in severe cases, skin cancer. So please, don’t miss this step in the morning because prevention is the key in achieving and maintaining beautiful skin!

Bonus: Another way you can quickly and luxuriously hydrate your skin is by using a sheet mask! My favorite hydrating ingredient is hyaluronic acid. It is amazing at restoring moisture in the skin and can actually be found many Soon Skincare products. My favorite being Soon's Biocellulose Brightening Facial Mask. So before you top off your morning routine with a good SPF moisturizer, treat yourself with a luxurious sheet mask a few times a week to really prep your skin for the day!


MaryAnne Grigg

Master Esthetician