4x Things Your MUA Wants You To Know About Skin Care

Skin care is extremely (if not the most) important part of your makeup routine. Think of your madeup-face as a piece of art. If you have a good canvas, your painting will look amazing — whether it is the most complicated scenario, or a simple one.

Below are the 4x best skincare tips makeup artists wish their clients knew to help insure the prettiest makeup application.

1. Moisturize at all times.

Your skin is an organ, and like any other organ, it requires care. Make sure you hydrate your skin at all times, from head to toe. Since everyone is the most concerned with the appearance of their face, make especially sure to moisturize your face morning and night.

Also, choose a good SPF! If you think you will be spending long hours under the sun you might have to choose a high SPF, like 50 or even 100, but if you work in an office or interior settings, you can choose one from 30+.

Drinking lots of water is another great (and necessary, easy) way to hydrate your skin too!


2. Have a skincare routine based on your specific needs.

There are a few products you need to always have in your routine, especially if you are an everyday makeup wearer: makeup remover, facial cleanser, and moisturizer.

Choose each one of them depending on your skin type. It is always better to consult with a specialist if you suffer from sensitive skin, rosacea, acne, or any skin problems, to help make sure you invest in the right products for your skin.



3. Always remove your makeup.

No matter what happens, if you get home late, had the worst day of your life, feel sick, or are so tired that you don’t even know who you are, PLEASE remove your makeup.

Your pores open up to release toxins when you’re asleep, so if you’re sleeping with makeup on, your pores are more likely to get clogged. (That’s when the blackheads or pimples appear!)


4. Let your skin breathe for a day.

We know, we know, it is a lot to ask you to choose a day to not to wear makeup, but it’s for the sake of looking good in the long run!

At least once every two weeks, take a full day to pamper your skin. Maybe try that mask you always wanted to try, or get a facial. The skin needs a break once in a while to restore and heal from all the products and chemicals we put on it, so make sure you give the skin that well-deserved break!

Unfortunately, there’s no makeup in the world that will totally cover all your blemishes, but there is makeup that will correct and conceal imperfections in a way that makes your skin look more flawless. Makeup is meant to enhance your beauty, not create a New You. A good makeup motto is: less is more.

You are already beautiful!

If you are looking to makeup to cover imperfections, you may just need guidance about how to care for your skin more efficiently.


Lennie Billy is a professional makeup artist that has worked with slews of models for TV, magazines and events, and is currently a contributing beauty-editor at PopSugar.com.