Skincare Must Knows about Makeup

So it’s the middle of Wedding season right now (yes I’ve been so swamped I haven’t had the chance to write up this tip sheet!) If you’re a makeup artist, a bride, bridesmaid, or a makeup/skincare fan you should definitely read this over to learn more about your skin and makeup.

If it’s one thing you should know……..

Makeup can cover any discolorations and color spots but one thing makeup cannot do well is – cover up texture.

Some may promise you the world and is selling you a dream but it just cannot do an amazing job at it. Unless the artist applies wax and latex over your skin and layer a ton of makeup over for you to look completely fake, it won’t do the job. It can only minimize a little texture.

Priming the skin can help and different formulas of foundation too but it cannot hide textured bumps, dry flakes or breakouts, especially in-person appearances.

Prepping your skin

1. Facials

Getting regular facial treatments (not the relaxing ones) by a good facialist will minimize any uneven bumps and textures and prevent any stressful breakouts on a face.
This makes your face ‘glow’ of radiance because it’s so smooth, supple, plump and healthy!

Makeup can enhance the beauty of your skin, but not to cover the beauty of it.

2. Keep your skin well hydrated by:

– drinking lots of water to flush toxins out (believe me this really helps)
– hydrating masks every so often when required to keep the face ‘plump’; Especially the night before your wedding!!
– NOTE: If you are oily you can still be dehydrated in the skin (lack of water) which doesn’t help the skin push the oil out of your skin if it’s dry and stuck to your pores. If there’s a lot of flaking and tightness it’s a sign of it. Look for scaly white thin sheets for signs of dehydration, especially right after you wash and dry your face.

3. Exfoliate! Exfoliate!

This is the step where you get rid of any flakiness and small bumps. You can use acid peels, mild peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and numerous other treatments. If you have sensitive and thin skin, stay away from any abrasive treatments like microdermabrasion and stick to mild to average acid peel treatments. Daily exfoliation can help too, I use the Clarisonic Mia to remove practically all my dead, dry skin.

Note: do not use abrasive exfoliation so close to your wedding date, do this at least a week before the day of if you’re doing a treatment like acid peel, microdermabrasion, etc.
Other than that, ask your professional if you have any questions! He/she should be able to answer any concerns for you. You may also email me at olivia.ha@gmail.com for any of your inquiries and hopefully I will be able to help you.

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