You can spend thousands on makeup products and still not get the look you want. Yet every week you probably lineup at the cash register with a handful of new products that you think will finally make you look like you should be on the cover of vogue.
But what if you didn’t have to spend all that money? What if the real secret to great makeup isn’t the products you apply but the canvas you’re putting them on, your face.
That’s right, the secret to better results from your makeup is not spending on more expensive products or even “getting better” at applying your makeup. It’s making sure your face is clean and smooth.
A Mountain With Snow is Still a Mountain
You can’t hide a mountain with snow. Just like you can’t hide your underlying skin issues with makeup.
If you want to get better results from your makeup, you first need to understand that your skin’s condition matters. It matters because if you don’t start with a clean, clear, smooth surface your makeup will simply be like snow on a mountain.
It’ll cover it up, but you’ll still see all the “bumps”. Often times this will accentuate your skin condition, causing you to simply apply more; always a bad idea.
The Right Skin Care Regimen
The right skin care regimen shouldn’t take you more than four minutes a day; two minutes in the morning and two minutes before bed.
Comprised of a facial cleanser, toner and the real key, an exfoliating product. Exfoliating products are important because exfoliating products are responsible for removing the surface layers of dead skin cells that cause uneven, bumpy or even dry, flaky skin.
Exfoliating Products: What’s Right for Me?
Before you can start using an exfoliating product you first need to understand your options and how to select the right one.
When it comes to products, there are lots options such as creams, exfoliating pads, creams, scrubs and peels. With all this choice it’s often difficult to make a decision.
Currently, dermatologists are using and recommend glycolic-based chemical exfoliating products. Glycolic exfoliating products are the strongest available and have minimal side effects if used properly.
In order to select the right glycolic exfoliating product, you first need to determine your skin type. You probably already know your skin type, but if you don’t or aren’t sure you need to find out.
It’s recommend that you consult your Dermatologist or local Spa associate, because if you use a glycolic exfoliating product that’s not meant for your skin type you will not experience the full effectiveness.
Worse, you may experience harmful side effects or a worsening of your condition.
Remember to Exfoliate!
When you use an exfoliating product every day you can ensure that your skin stays clean, clear and smooth so that your makeup can look its best. Remember, a mountain with snow on it is still a mountain!