I meet so many people who don't have a skincare routine. Whilst it's not important to spend hundreds of pounds on a complicated routine with expensive products it is important that you show your skin some love!
Is it important to moisturise before makeup? Yes, moisturizing before applying makeup is generally considered important. Moisturiser helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, creating a smooth canvas for makeup application and improving the overall appearance of the skin. Here are some reasons why moisturizing before makeup is beneficial:
Hydration: Moisturiser helps to replenish the skin's moisture, keeping it hydrated and preventing dryness. Dry skin can cause makeup to look patchy and uneven, and can also emphasize fine lines and wrinkles. Properly moisturised skin helps to create a smoother surface for makeup application, allowing it to blend more seamlessly and look more natural.
Smooth application: Applying makeup on dry or flaky skin can result in uneven application and a less polished finish. Moisturiser helps to create a smooth base for makeup, allowing it to glide on more easily and evenly. This can help your makeup go on more smoothly and blend seamlessly for a flawless look.
Makeup longevity: Moisturised skin can help makeup last longer. When the skin is properly hydrated, it is less likely to absorb moisture from the makeup, which can cause it to wear off more quickly. Moisturiser acts as a barrier between the skin and makeup, helping to extend the wear time of your makeup.
Skin protection: Some moisturisers contain ingredients that provide additional benefits for the skin, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and sun protection. These can help protect the skin from environmental damage, such as UV rays and pollution, which can contribute to premature aging and skin damage.
Skin health: Keeping your skin moisturised is an essential part of maintaining overall skin health. Well-hydrated skin is less prone to dryness, flakiness, and irritation, which can affect the appearance and comfort of makeup application.
It's important to choose a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type and needs, and to apply it to clean, dry skin before applying makeup. Allow the moisturiser to absorb fully into the skin before proceeding with your makeup routine. Remember that everyone's skin is different, so it's always a good idea to experiment and find the right moisturiser that works best for your skin type and preferences.
Here are my favourite 4 moisturisers for different skin types, and you can use my discount code: LFTFELLEH on any product at Look Fantasic.com:
SENSITIVE: Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream
A cult classic for a reason!
This is a lightweight cream that delivers great hydration without the skin feeling overloaded or greasy.
Perfect under makeup, its like a cushion for sensitive skin!
DRY: Weleda Skin Food
This magic cream can go top-to-toe and is best used on the face in small amounts patted on to the skin - a little goes a long way!
Packed full of organic botanical ingredients it leaves skin glowy and hydrated.
A no nonsense moisutiser that is oil free and lightweight - perfect for oily skin. Actually I would say this one is great for all skin types!
It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which is great for adding extra hydration to the skin without creating more oiliness.
ALL SKIN TYPES: Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre
The ultimate moisturiser. This is a cult classic and a go-to for makeup artists!
This can be used on all skin types and works well under makeup as a primer!
Leaves skin plumped and velvety soft all day.