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Appropriate skin preparation for mineral makeup
Proper skin preparation before applying makeup is extremely important. This does not apply only to mineral makeup, which have a loose form and - when applied to an inaccurately prepared complexion - can highlight skin imperfections, but also traditional makeup with a liquid consistency. Appropriate care habits will let you use a weightless and less coverage makeup, and in addition of gaining a more natural look, you'll also score durability and intensity of makeup.
Thoroughly cleanse the skin and exfoliate it
The first, extremely important aspect is thorough skin cleansing. If you do not pay attention to make-up removal and exfoliation, makeup will never look good - and in addition it will lose its durability. The foundation can oxidize, settle on dry skins and do not "work" with the skin. It is very important that the make-up removal is very careful and thorough, it is especially worth paying attention to the morning care. Early waking up for the most part is extremely heavy, while your skin regenerates very intensively during sleep, so it is so important after waking up to remove the harmful metabolic products excreted through the pores from the skin surface, as well as take care of the right dose of hydration that will protect the skin from external factors. It often turns out that the cleanser you use is definitely not enough. Currently, colored cosmetics are so long-lasting and perfectly combined with the skin that their complete removal requires time and several cleansing products.
Moisturize the skin not only in the evening but also in the morning
We usually remember to moisturize in the evening. However, the positive effect of emollients used during the day is indisputable, especially in the autumn and winter season. That is why it is worth paying attention to it. Pollution, frost, wind and sun negatively affect the condition of the epidermis. Often, natural human sebum is not able to protect the skin from adverse factors. When using mineral foundations, it is extremely important to maintain adequate moisture of the epidermis - minerals usually do not dry out, but also do not have moisturizing properties - that's why it happens that when using this type of product, without proper skin preparation, we feel dry. Before applying the primer, never forget about a good base that will moisturize the epidermis, prevent excessive water loss and will have a protective function.
Regardless of the skincare used, remember that only a properly selected foundation formula will work with your complexion
The most important thing is choosing the right mineral foundation formula. If it doesn't work with your complexion, no matter how much appropriate your skincare routine is, the makeup will not last and will not give you a maximum natural look. It happens that the foundation works perfectly with the complexion, while the current care completely excludes its use - the cosmetic then does is not durable, it gets cakey andsettles in the pores.
The last step - choosing an appropriate makeup base
The most important thing is to choose a cosmetic that acts as a base in such a way that it does not interfere with the mineral cosmetics we apply and does not cause delamination.
Too greasy cream can significantly impede the application of minerals. It is easy then for stains and uneven distribution of the product. The non-absorbent cosmetic can also significantly reduce the durability of the mineral foundation - it will run down, creating unsightly stains, and will also give the appearance of oily skin.
Too dry in its texture mineral foundation may not fully cooperate with dry skin, enhancing skin and weakly sticking to it. It has a great opportunity to work on oily skin, because it will create isolation between the epidermis and sebum, and reduce the visibility of pores (not every foundation reacts well with human sebum, especially if it is a non-fat foundation). However, it requires gentle brush movements, because during more intense movements, the cosmetic can wear off. Then the durability of the foundation depends mainly on the base.
A product that contains a lot of glycerin may cause delamination of the mineral foundation. Glycerin is a humectant that binds water in the epidermis, while in contact with dry product it does not act as a base, because it extracts water from the epidermis and the environment - it works well with water-based products.
The best product that acts as a base is a cosmetic that is absorbed almost completely, because the foundation will blend into the skin and the skin will not be overloaded with excess cosmetic. The foundation applied to a light product (or one that works great with the complexion) must be perfectly matched with the formula, but thanks to this it will look very natural, and will definitely be more durable.
For people with oily skin, a light, moisturizing cream may not work - because the foundation may settle on the uneven skin, as well as may enlarge pores. Then it is worth focusing on gel consistencies and ingredients that narrow the sebaceous glands. Matting the skin with silica before applying the primer is also a great method. Silica strongly absorbs sebum, creates insulation between the skin and the foundation - thanks to this the foundation does not settle in pores, gains durability and can achieve a long matting effect.
For mature, damaged skin, silicone complexes or oils with a high content of omega-6 and omega-3 (raspberry seed oil, strawberry seed, linseed oil) have a great chance to work, because they will give the right slip, the foundation will not settle in bumps and wrinkles and will spread better.
Don't forget to give time to your base
Time is also extremely important - apply the foundation when the base manages to absorb or combine with the skin. Direct application of mineral cosmetics to the base may cause their delamination, formation of stains, hindering the application of minerals, as well as significantly shortening their durability.
With proper care, your makeup will be much more durable. Preparing the skin for the foundation is just as important as the method of application and fixing cosmetics.