25 Apr PREP TO PERFECTION: PRE-MAKEUP ROUTINE
I wash my face with a mild cleanser like SARAH CHAPMAN CLEANSER.
It may not be a good idea to do a harsh exfoliating scrub on the day of, or the day before, any big event, because it may lead to redness and your skin breaking out.
I use CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC CREAM as my over-all moisturizer to just hydrate my skin. And then I just let it sit for a while before I even put anything on top of that.
On an important note, don’t forget the neck. Whatever excess you have in your hand, just slide it down.
People who have oily skin often make the mistake of skipping the moisturizer, because they think it will only further aggravate their skin condition. But the truth is, if you don’t moisturize, the oilier your skin will be.
I admit I was one of those people, but I have since then made up for it by religiously applying moisturizer, especially since I’m maturing and going through menopause.
4. SKIN SOFTENER
After this, I apply SHISEIDO FUTURE SOLUTION LX, which is a concentrated balancing softener lotion. It’s like my secret skin serum. I get two pumps. I put it on my fingertips, and I massage it into my face. It really softens the skin, and prepares it for the other serums that I will apply later on.
5. POWER SERUMS
At this age, I really do believe in investing time and products for my skin. (Because I need all the help that I can get!) And serums, I’ve come to realize, really do give your skin that boost.
It may seem like I do a lot of layers – I do! – but it’s because I have to protect my skin. After all the serums and creams have soaked into my skin, I set it with TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY SMOOTH OPERATOR POWDER. It’s a very well-milled, fine powder, so it feels incredible. In addition, it’s translucent so it doesn’t add color.
I put it all over my face and pack it in with the powder puff. The excess, I then brush off.
Don’t overlook you lips! Sometimes your lips get dry, so apply a little bit of lip balm. Let it soak in for a good five minutes to soften your pout. You can wipe off with tissue after.
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