Five Easy Steps to Prepare Skin for Makeup

Preparing your skin for makeup application is a must. Your skin should be cleansed and moisturized to prevent clogging the pores and to make sure your skin will look smooth and glowing. Before you let a Makeup Artist in DC do his or her job, follow these 5 steps to prepare your skin for makeup:

Step One. Don’t forget to exfoliate.

Dead skin cells accumulate on the face due to frequent exposure to the sun, pollution and heat. Rub a pea-sized amount of gentle facial scrub on your face and lightly massage it into your skin using your fingers in a circulation motion. Focus on rough areas like the forehead, chin and the nose. Rinse your face with warm water.

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Step Two. Use a toner.

Exfoliating and scrubbing opens the pores of the skin. Applying a toner will close your face’s skin pores. It removes the skin’s impurities to make your skin fresh for a longer time. Make sure your toner is friendly to your skin type. Do not experiment on a new one when there are only a few days remaining before an event.

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Step Three. Hydrate your skin with a moisturizer.

Nourishing your skin by moisturizing it should always be a part of your beauty routine. Our skin reduces its elasticity through time thus using a moisturizing cream helps prevent this damage. In applying a moisturizer, see if your skin is properly absorbing it. When skin feels dry then the moisturizer is not enough. If the skin is greasy even after 5 minutes then it means you are putting on too much moisturizer.

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Step Four. Hide dark circles and blemishes by applying concealer.

Step Five. Sweep a pressed powder evenly on your face using a makeup brush.

Now you’re ready for your makeup.

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Remember to use products that suit your skin type. Ladies with sensitive skin must use products for sensitive skin. There must always be a balance between toning and moisturizing your face to have the best results. Get enough sleep too, so your skin will look naturally radiant. Loving and pampering your skin gives any Makeup Artist in Washington, DC a perfect canvass to work on.


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