This is an important one!!!!!
You can’t just roll out of bed, zombie walk across the bedroom to your dressing table and start slapping on the war paint.
You’re face is a canvas, it needs to be cleaned and prepped carefully before hand.
These 3 points are my absolute MUSTS to do before the application of make up.
- Give that face a scrub
I recently bought the Dior Gentle Exfoliant and the Gentle Foaming Cleanser. (which will be in my October Favourites)
You shouldn’t use a exfoliant every day because it can be too much for your skin. The skin on your face is delicate, and it ‘faces’ a lot every day. So I tend to use the exfoliant 3 times a week and then for the times in between I use the gentle foaming cleanser.
At night use warm water when washing your face.
But in the morning use cold water (gives us that extra boost to wake up too) and closes them pores. Always use a clean flannel and give it a good wash.
I have loads of flannels and I try to change it everyday, so I’m not putting the day before dirt and old makeup back onto my face. It defeats the point.
This gets rid of anything you may have missed when you washed your face, and is perfect to do before the next step, it will remove any oil and any pore clogging impurities.
Also with the toner on the cotton pad you can get deep into your hair line and remove any dirt that you can’t catch with the flannel I have a few toners that I would recommend, one definitely being Elizabeth Arden and at the moment I’m really enjoying Lush’s Eau Roma Water which I have spoke about before (Read Here) it smells beautiful and leaves a lovely soft feeling behind. Using toner will clear up grime and grease which will help clear up your complexion and make the next step work better.
Do you moisturise everyday? Because if you don’t you should be!
Moisturising your face will help it to not only feel but look younger, it will feel softer and more elastic, and most importantly, keeps your skin hydrated. However you need to be using the right one! One that is specifically made for your type of skin.
I’ve read a lot about how you should not be stingy when it comes to applying moisteriser. Too much moisturiser is better than too little. Apply a good amount to your skin using a upward or circular motion and DON’T forget your neck.
(however if you do suffer from extra oily skin, a little tip might be to apply your moisturiser and then blot with an a gentle Muslim face cloth or some tissue to remove the excess)
And alwaysssss moisturise before applying primer!
Between applying the toner and the moisturiser you can apply any serums or product with SPF, however a lot of foundations and even moisturise these days include SPF.
This is something that I am slowly putting into my routine.
Till next time