It’s fun to read guides on how you should do your makeup. You may even watch beauty vloggers while they do their makeup, in hopes that you can use the same processes and learn the tips and tricks that make them look camera-ready and life-ready. The problem is you don’t really see them go through their whole day. The most you’ll get are time jumps, but in real life, that’s not enough.
Remember these when creating your own makeup routine that’s easy to follow:
Get the Basics
if you’re just now getting serious about your makeup routine, you don’t want the pressure of suddenly needing ten different products on your face twice a day. It’s better to know the basics, such as cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing, before you move on to intermediate products. These four products can already do wonders in preparing your skin. Any good makeup artist will tell you that a moisturized and prepped skin with little to no makeup is better than extremely dry and damaged skin hidden by a thick layer of foundation.
Be Gentle on Your Skin
One of the basics of skincare is exfoliating. It helps to remove dead skin cells and clear pores to give rise to younger-looking skin. Done wrong, however, exfoliating may damage your skin. Take care not to over exfoliate; it’s not something you need to do daily, and if you’re not sure of the frequency, consult the label of your chosen exfoliant. If you’re using physical exfoliants, mind the force you use in the application. For chemical exfoliants, the danger is in mixing several products that exfoliate the skin. Pay attention to the ingredients in your skincare products even if they’re not advertised as exfoliants.
Don’t Go to Bed with Makeup on
You bought popular products such as CC cream online and because it’s supposed to be a lightweight replacement to a ton of skincare products, you think you don’t need to worry about residue when you go to bed. Without removing makeup properly, your pores may be clogged and your skin may even be irritated. No matter how little product you use, or even if you didn’t apply any makeup at all, dirt may still get into your pores. Make cleansing a regular part of your nightly routine even on days when you just stayed at home.
You don’t have to jump into the world of skincare and stress over hundreds of product options. Take it slow and do your skincare properly from the basics.