Proper Skin Prep Before Makeup Application

Proper Skin Prep Before Makeup Application

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The idea of makeup is to enhance your natural beauty without it being known that makeup has been applied at all, however depending on the look that you're trying to achieve with said make up, this can sometimes be challenging. In any case before any makeup touches the face the skin should be in a cleansed state.

Here are some tips to help prepare your skin for makeup application:

"Choose a cleanser suitable for your skin type
It is best to apply makeup to fresh, clean skin. Before applying makeup, wash your skin with a gentle cleanser that will support your skin type.

Cleanse your face
Wet your face with lukewarm water by splashing some water onto your face using your hands. Then, using a dime-sized amount, massage your chosen cleanser gently all over your skin. Do this for around 45 seconds to give the cleanser time to work, and then rinse thoroughly using lukewarm water.

Apply an alcohol free toner
Many people overlook toner, but it should be an important step of your beauty routine. The purpose of toner is to swipe away any leftover dead skin cells, makeup, or other bacteria that your cleanser might have missed.

Exfoliate your skin
Once or twice each week, you should exfoliate your skin to get rid of any build up on your skin. If your skin is red and feels raw, you know you’re exfoliating too often. On the other hand, if your skin looks dull and doesn’t feel smooth, you probably need to exfoliate a bit more often."

After that process is complete it's best to choose and apply a moisturizer and then prime your skin for the makeup you'll be applying. It's recommended to have your skin first thoroughly assessed by an Ottawa skin care professional to establish any potential issues and establish the best cleansing routine. At LCI we not only provide expert skin care assessments and advice, we also offer professional skin care products and makeup lessons to ensure you look and feel your best.

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