Skipping out on a proper skin prep before applying your makeup should become non-existent in your books. A flawless makeup look can’t only be achieved with expensive makeup products; your skin also needs attention and prepping. A well-prepped skin allows your makeup to sit perfectly and last longer throughout the day.
We have prepared for you a fail-proof go-to skincare routine that takes your makeup look to a whole new level.
6 Skincare Steps To Follow Before Makeup
1. Go In First With A Cleanser
The first step to prepping your face for makeup is to use a good cleanser. Use a mild cleanser that works well with your skin type and would keep it hydrated. The Mayan Magic Face Bar would come in handy because of its moisturizing and soothing qualities. All you have to do is to dampen your face with warm water and gently rub the cleanser into your skin. The goal here is to get rid of all the dirt and buildup from your pores to leave your skin feeling smooth.
Another upside to cleansing your face before applying makeup is that it makes the product easy to blend and lasts throughout the day.
2. Toner Comes Next
Ensuring that your skin is well hydrated before applying makeup products saves your skin from drying out and flaking. Toners add extra moisture to your skin, balance your skin’s pH level, and also tighten your pores. The best choice for toners should be the ones without alcohol because they tend to dry out your skin. Toners like the Mayan Magic Toner provide all these benefits and give you an even-toned look.
The correct way to apply a toner is to either put a good amount on your fingertips and dab it into your skin or soak a cotton pad with the toner and rub it all over your skin. Don’t allow the toner to dry completely before moving to the next step.
3. You Need A Serum
Using a serum is a vital step because it adds more moisture and rejuvenates your skin making it a perfect canvas for makeup. Serums are great for giving your skin a fresh and dewy look to produce a flawless makeup look.
The Mayan Magic Face Serum is perfect for this routine because it leaves your skin feeling smooth and glowy.
4. You Need Eye Cream!
The skin around your eye is delicate and can wrinkle easily if not cared for. Using a normal moisturizer wouldn’t be as effective as an eye cream. Applying eye cream before your moisturizer allows it to get absorbed easily because the skin around your eyes needs the necessary ingredients to prevent the signs of aging.
Scoop a good amount on your finger and massage it around your eyes properly.
Another advantage of eye cream is that it helps your concealer to sit and blend smoothly without caking.
5. Moisturize Your Lips With Lip Balm
Lipstick on dry and chapped lips doesn’t look or feel good. Get yourself a good lip balm, chapstick, or even a lip oil to deeply moisturize your lips. There’s ease when applying lipstick on soft and moisturized lips instead of struggling to move the lipstick across dry lips.
Moisturizing your lips makes so much difference to how your lipstick sits and looks especially if it’s a mattifying product.
6. It’s Time To Moisturize!
We’re sure you know that your skin prep isn’t complete without a face moisturizer. Bring out your favorite moisturizer that works perfectly with your skin and gently apply it to your face. It’s the second to last step for your skincare routine before makeup because it seals in all the moisture and nutrients from other products to allow them to work maximally.
Letting your moisturizer absorb into your skin for at least 5 mins creates a smooth texture that allows your makeup products to sit impressively.
7. Of Course, You Need SPF!
SPF can not be left out even though you’re applying makeup immediately after your skincare routine. SPF protects your skin from harmful sun rays and also saves your skin from becoming uneven in texture and appearance.
Stick to these skin prep steps before applying your makeup and you’ll be thrilled that you did!