4 K-Beauty Ways to Prep Your Skin for a Smooth & Long-Lasting Makeup Application

Makeup trends range from subtle to over-the-top, but it’s hard to perfect any look if your skin isn’t properly prepared. Oil and dirt, a dry, flaky texture, blemishes, and even fine lines and wrinkles are all culprits for uneven coverage, cracking, and melting. The best canvas for any makeup application? Clean, smooth, clear, and supple skin – which also happens to be the foundation of the Korean skin care philosophy! So, before you dive into your cosmetics bag, start first with these 4 K-Beauty ways to prep your skin for a smooth and long-lasting makeup application!

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Makeup trends range from subtle to over-the-top, but it’s hard to perfect any look if your skin isn’t properly prepared. Oil and dirt, a dry, flaky texture, blemishes, and even fine lines and wrinkles are all culprits for uneven coverage, cracking, and melting. The best canvas for any makeup application? Clean, smooth, clear, and supple skin – which also happens to be the foundation of the Korean skin care philosophy! So, before you dive into your cosmetics bag, start first with these 4 K-Beauty ways to prep your skin for a smooth and long-lasting makeup application!

  1. Double-cleanse for a clean, fresh canvas. Old makeup, bacteria, oil, and other impurities can instigate bumps and blemishes. Excess oil can make your makeup slide and lose its staying-power. Clean skin and clear pores and are essential to every makeup application. Double-cleansing with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser takes care of this on both fronts! Oil-based cleansers coax dirt and oil from your pores, while water-based cleansers rinse off any residual grime. It’s important to use cleansers made with gentle ingredients that don’t strip your skin of its natural moisture, so your skin doesn’t dry out.

         Our own NOURISH Oil Cleanser, with 8 emollient, skin-purifying oils                   including Apricot Kernel Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Argan Oil, and             REFRESH Jade Purifying Cleanser, which gently foams to detoxify and               maintain optimal moisture with high-alkaline Jade+ Water, Propolis,                      Ceramides, and a balancing pH of 5.6, both leave your skin feeling                      squeaky clean and luxuriously soft, without over-drying.

  1. Exfoliate to smooth your skin texture. Does your makeup look cakey and uneven? It might be the result dead-skin build-up. For a more even, natural-looking coverage, exfoliating will help shed those dead skin cells so makeup can glide on seamlessly. Exfoliating also helps fade those hard-to-cover hyperpigmented spots and discoloration. A gentle exfoliator like our GLOW Exfoliating Soft Peelwhich balls up and rolls off dead skin with chemical and physical exfoliating duo of Papaya Fruit enzymes and plant-based Microcrystalline Cellulose – works best, as products formulated with harsh exfoliating chemicals can leave skin irritated and bumpy.
  1. Mask away any skincare concerns. Blemishes, signs of aging, and even lackluster skin can all affect the turnout of your makeup application. Sheet masks are a quick and easy way to attack whatever skincare concern is getting in the way of your flawless makeup look – they provide a higher concentration of serum and seal all that goodness into your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes. One pre-makeup sheet mask we love is our multi-tasking Honey Glow Mask, which soothes inflammation and irritation, purifies pores to help prevent blemishes, and also boosts radiance with its signature blend of Honey, Aloe, and Green Tea.
  1. Pump up the plump. Now that you’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and treated, the last pre-makeup prep step is to moisturize! Moisturizing not only strengthens and protects your natural skin barrier from irritants and bacterial invaders, it also keeps skin supple and helps iron out the wrinkles and fine lines that get in the way of your makeup. Try a moisturizer with both hydrating and plumping ingredients, like our RESTORE Propolis Collagen Gel, which is enriched with moisture-attracting humectants like Propolis and Honey, along with plump-promoting Hydrolyzed Collagen to fill-in those age-related lines.

Preparing your skin prior to applying makeup by cleansing, smoothing, masking, and plumping will help your cosmetics go on more smoothly and last longer. Just remember to wash it all off before you go to sleep to maintain the results!

         - The Aloisia Beauty Team

 

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