People are usually surprised when they find out how obsessed I am with skincare being a makeup artist. And I’m often shocked when I find out how some people treat their skin. I sometimes forget as I’m usually around like-minded people that everyone doesn’t know about essential skincare. On a daily basis I am touching peoples face and identifying what their skin is like before a makeup application. Generally, I always end up giving them more advise on how to look after their skin rather than how to do their makeup, especially if they don’t have a standard routine. If someone is coming to me with a problem on how to cover something, I’ll show them how to do it with makeup, but I’ll always give you information you on how to fix it. Some people listen while others just think I’m trying to upsell, which is not the case, I generally love to give advice about skincare and makeup. Just ask any of my friends, they laugh cause I just can’t help but gush about skincare and makeup product.

 

I was lucky enough that my mother showed when what a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser was when I first started becoming a woman (hello, aunt flow). She knew pimples were to come so show wanted to me to know how to look after my skin. Admittedly, I didn’t start paying attention until a few years later, but, I knew I could go to her when I needed.

 

I don’t think everyone should have a huge routine, some people are lucky enough not to need it, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t look after it. First things first, identify what your skin type is… Not everyone knows what their skin type is, and some people could be wrong about their skin. I always recommend getting a professional opinion.

First things first, identify what your skin type is…
Not everyone knows what their skin type is, and some people could be wrong about their skin. I always recommend getting a professional opinion.

Generally, people fall into one of five major categories:

Oily

If you have excess oil all over your skin.

Combination

Combination of dry and oily skin. So, if your T-zone

Dry

Skin is flaky, rough and drinks up the moisturiser.

Sensitive

 Easily irritated skin—especially when you interact with new products or environments.

Normal skin 

Balance of moisture, small pores, and few visible concerns. Basically, it’s what you imagine healthy skin looking like.

Once you know what your skin type is, do your research or better yet, go into a store and interact with the consultants. Yikes! I know, but I’ll let you know on a little secret…We’re not that scary! We’re just doing our job, and that’s to give you information, and it’s up to you on what you do with it.

If you’re not someone who considers skincare a time grabber than do something basic. Cleanse, tone and moisturise (AND SPF!).

I take about 10-15 minutes to get ready in the morning, and that’s skincare and makeup. When you get yourself a decent routine, it doesn’t take that much time, less than 5 minutes. Look after your skin and your skin will thank you.