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Skin Care Secrets for Flawless Makeup Application

Posted on August 23 2016

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:

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Cleanse

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!

Exfoliate

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!

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Treat

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.  

Moisturize

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!

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

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