OK so you have the perfect makeup, but you’re just not feeling like it’s doing much for you, unlike the blogger or celeb you saw using it. Here a a little secret, they are probably following a system keep their face smooth, even and hair free. There’s a secret to prep your face for perfect makeup application. It’s all about shaving. Yep I went there ladies.
If you haven’t heard, women are doing more than just exfoliating. Although a very vital step in great skin care, so is shaving. Lately you have probably heard the term Dermaplaning. Essentially this is shaving your face. But’s it’s more than that, it’s also a great way to remove buildup of dead skin and grime.
How To Prep Your Face
I love a good facial cleansing wipe! Sometimes I’m just lazy AF and want to wipe away the makeup for a quick cleaning before going to bed, or even first thing in the morning! They’re great for removing stubborn smudges, sticky sweat after a workout or dirt build up. Using a facial cleansing wipe is also great for those times you’re traveling, on the go or even just wore a tone of makeup for the day and need a pre-pre-cleanse.
This lactic acid creme-based cleanser gently removes bacteria without stripping or irritating your face. This always for very fine gentle exfoliation of the days build-up. I also love this one is a dry cleanser, so no dripping, watery mess! Also, don’t forget to use a toner, this will help balance the pH and sooth your skin.
Exfoliating is an imperative step in keep your face’s tone and texture at it’s best. If you’re not exfoliating then when applying makeup you are fighting against the micro-dirt, dead cells and peach fuzz hair. You won’t get as smooth of an application, and you will probably end up using more products. Plus, have a smooth, exfoliated face allows your other face products, like serums and toners to really absorb into your face and do their jobs! Here are my two favorite ways to exfoliate.
The Tinkle Razor is one of my favorite things EVER! It’s a small eyebrow comb with sharp blades that catches the hair, but doesn’t cut your skin. You hold it at a slight angle and lightly comb your face: the hair comes right off. But not only the hair comes off, your’re removing the top layer of dead skin cells. The exfoliation can result in a tightening and plumping up of the skin through constant cellular rejuvenation. This must be the secret to why men age so well…Ugggh why didn’t we think of this sooner ladies! So Start shaving those faces!
I love INSTYTUTUM products. I started using them a while back, even wrote a post about it. Below are my two favorites because I love how they exfoliate and leave my skin feeling smother, brighter and overall gives my face better surface for applying my makeup.
- Flawless Pads – These little power packed pads are my favorite to use in the morning for a quick cleanse and exfoliation. When you wake up in the morning your face isn’t always dirty, but it does feel refreshing to give it a quick cleanse before applying your makeup. Plus with all of the powerful non-irritating acids leaves your face feeling brighter smooth and hydrated. Start by using these a couple of times a week and build up to daily, even twice a day, use. You will LOVE these and start loving the glowiness and brightness your face has once again.
- Triple Action Resurfacing Peel – This little gem is scrub that I only use at night and twice a week. This exfoliates and immediately starts to transform your texture and tone. It’s loaded up with Glycolic and Salicylic Acid, Papaya Enzyme and micro-polishing beads that makes you feel like you just had a microdermabrasion treatment. It always leaves my face feeling so smooth and brighter!
Using a moisturizer is a MUST. You want to maintain a well hydrated face because, some of these steps can cause your skin to dry out. I love this MILK Moisturizer. It’s packed with lactic acid, which helps lock in water. It also has jojoba oil, which is the closest thing in nature to mimic the oils your face already produces. This is important because it tells your body you have enough oil and to stop making extra.
Now that you have taken the steps to create the perfect palette you are ready to start applying your makeup.
If you’ve been looking for a makeup that makes your skin feel & look smooth, then girl, Maskcara is for you! Maskcara’s cream foundation is meant to make your face look smooth, youthful and flawless. Using a cream based makeup let’s it clings to your beautiful face like a second skin, not a mask.
This makeup, or whatever your favorite makeup is, won’t work as well with a textured, rough, and fuzzy face. Your skin care products will be better absorbed and you makeup will go on so much nicer when you have a good foundation to apply it on.
So today, I’m giving one of you the gift of Smooth, Hydrated and Exfoliated Skin! I’ve teamed up with INSTYTUTUM and Tinkle Razors for this awesome gift!
- INSTYTUTUMS Triple Action Peel and Flawless Pads
- Pack of Tinkle Razors
- Sample Set of Tres Leches Skin Care System
A peak at the skin care routine you should be doing every day HERE