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How to Prep Your Skin for That Better Makeup Look

How to Prep Your Skin for That Better Makeup Look

Are you still on the hunt for the best technique to have smooth-looking makeup? It is not just about having the best makeup products for you but also preparing your skin before makeup. This will not only improve your skin’s condition over time, but it is the key to a smooth glide of makeup and not looking cakey, resulting in that flawless makeup look.

Skin prep is vital if you aspire for more flattering look and avoid your makeup clinging to fine lines and dry patches. If you want to prevent that instances like that and for a long-lasting hold of makeup that can last throughout the day, prepping your skin would be the ultimate hack. 

Here’s your ultimate guide for skin prep:

1. Cleanse

Prepping your skin always starts with a clean face. Cleanse your face with a cleanser that will suit your skin type. Make sure that give it a good minute on massaging it in your face to remove any dirt and impurities.

2. Tone

After cleansing, you can proceed to gently exfoliate your skin. This will help remove dry patches and dead skin resulting in smoother and brighter face. Also remember not to over-exfoliate, just practice this step once a week.

3. Apply serum

Using a serum is essential if you want to address specific skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, dry skin, wrinkles, or redness. This will give you an active ingredient that will offer many benefits depending on what you need. You can layer serums or use one with multi-ingredients. Just know how to layer them correctly, from the lightest to the heaviest product.

4. Moisturize

With tons of moisturizer products available in the market, you will never run out of choices. This product will help lock in moisture in your face and to ensure that your base products will hold on to your face and would not feel too heavy. With the hot oven our country there is, you can opt for a lightweight moisturizer. You can also use an eye cream for brighter under-eyes and avoid looking cakey in that particular area.

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5. Prep your lips

We don’t want that cracked lips. To gently exfoliate your lips, you can use a damp microfiber cloth and rub it in a circular motion. Then, apply a lip balm or lip oil for a smoother application of lipstick. 

6. Apply sunscreen

This step is non-negotiable especially when you are going out in daylight—even on cloudy days. Also, this would not only protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun but will also help your skin’s resistance to water and sweat, especially with water-resistant sunscreen. Go for that smudge-free makeup!

7. Primer

Using a primer would be your last step on skin prep, as this will greatly help to blur out your pores and smoothens your skin. This will also lessen texture and enhance the longevity of makeup on your face. 

Now that you learned about prepping your face, get ready to slay that better makeup look!

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