Primer – THE Secret Sauce!
Primer is a liquid, gel or cream used to smooth out your facial skin. It is applied before foundation or powder to diminishes fine lines for a smooth canvas and allows your makeup SMOKELESS POWDERS to last longer. A good primer has multiple uses and should be applied after you clean and moisturize your skin.
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or combination, use a day moisturizer with antioxidants and make sure it has an SPF of 30 or higher. Moisturizing is key, and if you have fine lines, moisturizing is even more important because it will actually keep the skin plump and hydrated. Make sure your moisturizer is suitable for your skin type and use it every morning.
After moisturizing, apply a good primer. Primer is actually the “secret sauce” here. A good primer acts as a barrier and keeps your skin from absorbing your makeup, dirt and pollutants. It smooths out the surface of the skin for a flawless makeup application. If you’re having problems with your foundation settling into your fine lines or wrinkles, use a primer first and you’ll see the difference. Here’s what you should do:
1.First, gently exfoliate your skin at least once a week (no more than twice a week for mature or sensitive skin) – to get the dead cells off, reveling fresh, smooth skin.
2.Then, use a face wash and moisturizer suitable for your skin type – you’re applying specific treatment here.
3.Then apply your primer – you’re protecting the skin and you’re smoothing out the surface of the skin for makeup application.
4.Finally apply your foundation or powder. Tip: Use a little blush on your cheeks to brighten and soften your face, so that your makeup application is balanced and the focus won’t be so much on your problem areas.