Be sure to remove all your makeup and use a night cream. If you have dry skin, add in a night serum or oil to hydrate your skin overnight - this will be a total lifesaver.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, put a clay mask on oily spots and keep it on overnight to clear pores and create a smoother base in the morning. But don’t skip out on night skincare if you have oily skin because you think it will increase the oil - your skin needs a break to recharge overnight with some moisturiser.
Although it’s always a good idea to exfoliate, don’t do it more than once per week. Exfoliation is great for removing dead skin cells from your face that foundation may cling to on application, but don’t overdo it or you may enhance the appearance of dry or oily spots.
Before applying foundation
Cleanse and use a toner - rose water toner is my favorite! Toner is an important step because it restores the balance to your skin.
Next, you should use a primer. Primers are essential because they completely smooth out your skin and give your foundation a clean base to adhere to. They also help foundation to last longer. To create a smoother look, find a primer that has silicone in its ingredients list.
After applying foundation
When you’re done applying your foundation, it's sometimes nice to spritz more toner on your face because it sets your foundation and gives it a more skin-like, flawless appearance.
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This post was written by Kelly from A Thing of Beauty who won the third place prize in my guest post giveaway.