Skincare 101

I decided to kick off my artist blog with a little bit of skincare, because that’s the beginning of your makeup look no matter what you’re doing. In the end, your makeup is only going to be as good as the canvas we have to work with. 

1. Cleanse

I realize we all have busy lives, and by the time you get home you’re tired, hungry, maybe a little juiced, who knows. As tempting as it may be, sleeping in your makeup falls under the “absolutely never acceptable” category. Reasons including but not limited to: It’s terrible for your skin. Just say hello to breakouts, bags, and terrible loss of moisture. Then when you wake up in the morning, you’re going to be greeted with the feeling of a face made of sandpaper. It’s not a nice feeling, I promise. 

2. Exfoliate

Okay really you only need to do this a couple of times a week (depending on your skin type). Whether you go for the physical or the chemical, you need to get that dead skin off. All it does is impede your moisturizer and catch makeup, leaving you with unwanted texture and not so smooth skin.

3. Moisturize

This is an absolute need. Any moisture you take away through cleansing, you need to put it all back (yes, even if you have oily skin. I’m looking at you). Aside from the fact that it will help to prevent premature aging, moisturizer is going to keep that elasticity and prevent dry patches from popping up. 

Obviously these are just the basics, and you should talk to your aesthetician about which products/regimen is right for you. However, as a PSA to models and clients alike, if you take care of your skin beforehand, your makeup will look that much better afterwards. Plus, it saves time if your artist doesn't have to try to get off all that caked on mess from the night before!