How to look after your skin if you’re wearing makeup regularly

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Morgan Littler | 0 comments

Whether your makeup routine is your passion or a force of habit, if you wear makeup everyday there are skincare essentials you need to know to ensure you are taking care of your skin properly.

Wearing makeup looks and feels great, but it can actually be damaging to skin, especially when you are wearing it regularly. Potential side effects include irritation, dryness, oiliness and clogged pores. To offset these undesirable impacts, it’s important to understand how to prepare, protect and restore your skin each day to keep it nice and healthy. 

Here are just a few things to keep in mind if you (like many of us) are wearing makeup regularly.

Preparation is key
Set your skin up for success with these four simple steps before starting your daily makeup routine.

1. Cleanse: Cleansing is the perfect way to wake up in the morning! Splash your face with some cool water and massage in a gentle gel cleanser to ensure your skin is wiped clear of any dirt, excess oils and residual makeup to set your canvas.

2. Sunscreen: Appling sunscreen before you start applying your makeup is so important beauties! It’s good practice to apply sunscreen even if your makeup has SPF in it. We recommend always applying 30+ SPF after cleansing. Everyone knows SPF protects you from the dangers of the sun, including skin cancer, but did you know it also helps you to look younger? One of the most common causes of premature ageing of the face is ultraviolet exposure, so wearing sunscreen will help slow down the signs of ageing, like wrinkles and fine lines.

3. Moisturise: Whether its winter or summer, moisturising morning and night is essential. Some makeup can dry out your skin, so ensure you hydrate your freshly cleansed face with a facial moisturiser and establish a silky, even surface for your makeup.

4. Prime: Add a thin layer of primer on top of your moisturiser to smooth out fine lines, protect your skin from water loss, bacteria and excessive oils found in some foundations. 

Now that your skin is ready for the day and is prepped for makeup, it’s time to talk about how to properly take care of your skin at the end of the day.

 

Make your bed a makeup free zone 
Any skincare guru will tell you removing your makeup before bed is a MUST! Sleeping in your makeup can lead to clogged pores, acne, skin irritation, eye infection and nasty bacterial breakouts. So, a thorough cleanse and clean is essential before you pop on those pjs and slip into bed.

Unfortunately, simply washing off your makeup isn’t quite enough for optimal skin health. The best way to remove your makeup is with a cleanser and a microfiber swipey.

Our microfiber makeup remover swipeys are gentle on the skin but are textured just enough to ensure they grab hold of your makeup and clear the surface of your skin. Formulated with the safe and natural active ingredients of Hempseed Oil, Witch Hazel and Lactic Acid, our gel cleanser works with your skin to remove makeup and dirt, leaving your skin clean and clear.

Remember, your makeup will never be a 10 if your skincare game is a 2. Take care of your skin and your makeup will look better than ever!


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