How to prep your skin to apply makeup

Prepping your skin before you apply your makeup is essential for a flawless look. Here are some of the tricks professionals use before they apply makeup on their clients.

Cleanse – Cleansing your skin, is an excellent way to brighten your complexion before you apply your makeup. Look at using a Clarisonic device that brushes your skin and helps to remove dead and dry skin cells off the surface of your skin.

Exfoliate – If you have time, consider exfoliating your skin, two weeks before applying your makeup. Exfoliation can cause redness and sensitivity for at least a few days and therefore is best done weeks before applying makeup. After a few days, exfoliation can make your skin feel and appear smoother as it loosens clogged pores while removing dead skin cells.

Treat and moisturize – Make sure your skin is hydrated by applying a good quality moisturizer at night. It is also essential to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to ensure that your skin is hydrated from the inside.

Primers – Primers are helpful as they help your makeup glide smoothly over your skin and ensures that your makeup lasts a lot longer. Choose a good quality primer that will not clog your pores and is also light. The lighter the primer, the less your skin will look overdone.

Following the steps above will guarantee that your skin is plump and well prepped for makeup that will last you throughout your day.