Putting makeup on can be a fun hobby. Apart from using it to enhance your natural beauty, it can be an outlet for creativity and self-expression. If you love wearing makeup, you’ll understand how a good base can make all the difference. While you can always use a primer to prep your skin before piling on makeup, it’s better to have a clean and well-hydrated skin to start with. As with painting, it’s always best to start with a smooth and clean canvas.
Getting Makeup-Ready Skin
So how do you turn your skin into a smooth and clean canvas? The answer lies in your skincare. Building a solid skincare routine is important whether you wear makeup or not. Even more so if you do actually wear makeup regularly. Using a primer helps but all it does is provide a temporary solution and it won’t address all of the problems your skin might currently have.
How To Prepare Your Skin For Makeup
Failing to prep your skin for makeup can result to having uneven and patchy coverage. If you want to achieve the smoothest finish possible, here’s the right way to prepare your skin
Step One: Cleanse And Exfoliate
Before putting on your base makeup, you have to make sure that your skin is free from excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities that may be sitting at the surface. Use a cleanser that’s suited for your skin type. If you have acne prone skin, use a cleanser that helps rid your face of toxins and other pimple-causing bacteria and effectively unclogs pores but is gentle enough to prevent skin irritation and maintain your skin’s natural pH balance. We highly recommend the TreeActiv Acne Eliminating Cleanser.
Our gentle cleanser helps balance out your natural oil production while working to eliminate dead skin cells as well as other toxins to help you achieve a smoother and healthier skin.
Massage it gently using your fingertips. Avoid vigorous scrubbing as it may cause more harm than good. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel to prepare your skin for the next step.
Step Two: Pick A Gentle Toner To Retain Your Skin’s pH Balance
The main purpose of a toner is to help bring back your skin’s natural pH balance. It also helps your skin absorb more of the products that you are about to apply next. As with cleansers, it’s best to pick a toner that suits your skin type. If you have dry skin it’s best to use a hydrating toner. If you have sensitive skin, opt for an alcohol-free toner. If you have combination skin, you can choose a toner that addresses both issues such as the TreeActiv Balancing Herbal Toner.
This easy-to-use toner is made with Witch Hazel to help regulate your pores and eliminate acne, Rose Water to prevent irritations, as well as Clary Sage and Tea Tree Water to keep acne-causing bacteria at bay.
Soak a cotton pad or simply apply using your fingers in patting motions. Wait for a few seconds and allow your skin enough time to absorb the toner before moving on to the next step.
Step Three: Hydrate Your Skin
Making sure that your skin is moisturized is crucial. That is if you want to keep it healthy and glowing. This is a very important step regardless of your skin type. However, it is important that you choose one that suits your skin type. There are various types of moisturizers – oils, creams, and gels. Apart from choosing for your skin type, make sure your moisturizer of choice also suits the climate you’re in.
Massage it well into your skin, leave ample time for it to absorb. If your skin is oily and prone to acne, try using the TreeActiv Acne Eliminating Face Cream. While it’s hydrating and creamy, this face cream feels light, making it perfect for day time use. It contains Tea Tree Essential Oils, Peppermint, and Spearmint Water to prevent breakouts. For intense moisture and skin nourishment, it’s formulated using Grapeseed Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Lemongrass Essential Oil.
To summarize the steps mentioned above, just keep in mind that before you apply the first layer of makeup, it’s important to make sure that your face is clean, balanced, and well hydrated. It may seem tedious at first but once you get used to the process, your skin will thank you for it.