FREE Shipping on all U.S. orders

Skin Care Secrets for Flawless Makeup Application

Skin Care Secrets for Flawless Makeup Application

Ever look at your favorite beauty guru’s Instagram and wonder how they get their makeup so flawless Every. Single. Time?! We know we do. Most agree, the secret to a flawless makeup base is to perfect your canvas with a very conscious, targeted skin care routine. An effective skincare routine can help to minimize pores, reduce fine lines, and either hydrate dry skin or combat oiliness.  Whatever your skin care goals, the following steps are essential to every skin type. No filter natural beauty, skin care secrets, coming right up:

woman getting makeup done


This one should be a no-brainer. Cleansing is an absolute must for every skin care routine. Whether it is morning or night, cleansing can lift any dirt, oil, or pollution from the surface of the skin -- in addition to any lingering makeup. Cleansing balms are great for dry skin - their rich texture can break through makeup and lift any dirt and grime from the surface of the skin without being too harsh or dehydrating. For those with more of an oil-prone complexion, opt for a balancing cleanser without any added oil. Clean skin is the first step in avoiding breakouts!


Exfoliation is the skin care secret behind those glowy complexions! Both chemical and physical exfoliation techniques are beneficial in removing dead, dull skin cells and revealing fresh, baby-smooth skin underneath. Whereas cleansing is a twice-a-day deal, exfoliation should be limited to about three-to-four times weekly, to avoid being too rough on the skin. Overuse could actually have a reverse effect and irritate sensitive skin. Ouch!



Once you have a fresh, clean canvas, it's time to treat your skin! Using a vitamin-infused serum can help with retaining moisture, preventing breakouts, combating hyper-pigmentation, and preventing acne scars. Using a serum after cleansing and exfoliating can help it absorb directly, so the active ingredients have the best chance of working their magic and keeping your skin clear and radiant.  


The final stage in perfecting your canvas for makeup is to moisturize! This is the best way to make sure that your foundation applies smoothly, and streak-free. Foundation tends to cling to dry patches, and separates on oiler areas, so using a moisturizer geared towards your unique skin type can act as a layer that regulates those two common issues!

woman with flawless makeup

How do you keep your makeup looking #Flawless? Tweet us at @GenevaNaturals!

Also in Geneva Naturals

natural alternatives to coffee and alcohol
Natural Alternatives to Coffee and Alcohol

Two of the most common dependencies in today's society are on coffee and alcohol. Although many people try to give these habits up for their health, they may not be aware of the the negative impacts on their skin. Although coffee and alcohol are not entirely bad, they should be consumed in moderation, as they can lead to premature aging of the skin. Learn about some natural alternatives to coffee and alcohol to reduce your consumption and slow down aging!

View full article →

restore the ph balance of your skin
Restore the pH Balance of your Skin + QUIZ!

Finding balance in your life can feel like and endless process.  We may not have the recipe for success when it comes to balancing your life, but what if we told you the key to balancing your skin?  Really though, take our quiz to find out if your skin's pH level is out of balance, as this could be causing a variety of skin conditions including acne and wrinkles. After you've identified whether you're too acidic or too alkaline, read on to learn how to restore the pH balance of your skin.

View full article →

4 easy anti-aging face exercises
4 Easy Anti-Aging Face Exercises

It's common knowledge that exercising the body is crucial for your health. Not only does exercise contribute to a healthy weight, it also works the heart and muscles while increasing blood circulation, all which play a factor in maintaining muscle elasticity and physical strength.  But did you know there is also a set of exercises that can be done to keep the face youthful and vibrant? Incorporate these four easy anti-aging face exercises to maintain your beautiful skin!

View full article →