5 Must-Try Tips on How to Prep Face for Makeup

5 Must-Try Tips on How to Prep Face for Makeup

Getting the perfect makeup look that will last you the whole workday requires great skincare essentials.  Before you apply your makeup products, you should cleanse, condition, exfoliate and use sunscreen every day. Like three meals a day, sticking to essential skin care can help you get the look you want with glowing skin. Here are five tips on how to prep your face for long-lasting makeup and what makeup products we recommend:


  1. Cleansing
The first step is to choose the right cleanser for your skin. Try not to use functional or specialty cleansers. Instead, opt for a gentle, everyday, weak acid cleanser like the Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser. If you aren’t sure if your cleanser is low pH, you can test it with a pH test paper.


Dry skin: When testing your cleansers, your face should not feel tight after rinsing and drying your skin. If your skin feels tight, then the pH balance of the cleanser is not mild. In winter, choose a cream-like cleanser with only a small amount of bubbles and a relatively mild cleaning power.


Oily skin: Typically, you should only need to wash your face with soap once a day. Opt for splashing your face with water instead of a complete cleanse in the morning. If a cleanser is needed, choose a mild soap with small bubbles. To avoid damaging the surface of your skin, ensure that you are cleansing with a neutral water temperature similar to your body temperature and lightly pat your face dry with a towel rather than rubbing.


Steps for washing your face:

  1. Put the cleanser on your nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks. Start from the nose and gently smooth over your face with your fingertips.
  2. After distributing the cleanser evenly, rinse with lukewarm water.
  3. Use a clean towel to gently dry your skin by patting your face (do not wipe your face).



    1. Toning
    Toner can also be called astringent water, softening water, brightening water, beauty serum and more. Because the tap water we use contains impurities and minerals, some impurities will remain on the skin after washing. Using a toner helps to cleanse, hydrate and moisturize the skin. It can also adjust the pH value of the skin to weak acidity, making the skin more supple and clear.


    Dip a small amount of toner on a cotton pad and gently wipe the skin from the bottom to the top, from the inside to the outside. Cheeks typically dry quickly and can be wiped in increments to ensure full product coverage.



    Tips for buying toners:

    When choosing a toner, do not use it if the fragrance and alcohol smell is too strong. For dry skin, choose a toner with moisturizing ingredients, and for oily skin, choose a toner with anti-inflammatory and oil-controlling ingredients.



    1. Exfoliating

    If you keep washing your face, removing makeup, and skincare daily, the cuticle of the skin will generally not be thick, and there will be no peeling; therefore, exfoliation isn’t always necessary. If the cuticle of your skin is relatively thick, you can exfoliate once every two weeks. When exfoliating, the T-zone be gentle, and immediately after exfoliation, moisturize immediately to lock in hydration.



    1. Moisturizing

    In daily life, it is necessary to cleanse and replenish hydration to your skin and lock in water and moisturize to make the skin more hydrated and delicate. Skin cream has oily and moisturizing ingredients, which can better balance water and oil. A moisturizing serum can be used all over the face in the morning and night, especially in the winter, regardless of skin type.



    1. Sun Protection

    If you want healthy, glowing skin, sun protection is a must all year round. Ultraviolet rays of the sun can damage the underlying tissue structure of the skin, making it prone to spots and premature aging. Sunscreen contains SPF and PA ingredients, blocking ultraviolet rays and relieving skin aging. There are many types of sunscreens with sun protection factor (SPF). For everyday use, an SPF20 will suffice, but if you are outdoors or at the beach, you need to choose a higher SPF.


    Ultimately, a cleanser is not a cure-all for skincare. Using only a cleanser and then pilling your makeup on top can lead to skin problems down the line or worsening skin conditions over time. Follow the above steps before beginning your makeup routine to ensure your makeup lasts and your skin is glowing all day long.



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