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Looking great means feeling great, and having your makeup look flawless will really give you a huge confidence boost. But making your face look flawless isn’t always so easy. So, how can you get that perfect makeup look you’ve been trying for? You must start with perfecting your skincare routine.

The Basics

The first step is to develop a daily skincare routine if you don’t already have one. If you already have one but aren’t seeing the results you want, it may be time to tweak your routine. A basic routine involves both a morning and nighttime regimen. Your morning regimen should have three steps- cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Your nighttime regimen should have four steps- cleansing, toning, skin serum, and moisturizer/night cream. The products you use should be specially formulated for your skin type.

Oily Skin

Select oil-free cleansers that are gentle and non-drying. Over stripping oils from your skin will ultimately make the problem worse. Toner is especially important for oily skin types. It balances the skin’s pH to even out oil production and prevents breakouts. Even oily skin needs moisturizer. If your skin is not well moisturized it will ramp up oil production, so look for an oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog pores.

Dry Skin

Every product applied to dry skin should be moisturizing. Look for a moisturizing cleanser to clean without stripping natural oils. A moisturizing toner will give a much-needed boost to hydration before applying a skin-nourishing moisturizer.

Combination Skin

Combination skin can be tricky. If you have more oily patches than dry, opt for products formulated for oily skin. And vice versa, if you have more dry patches than oil, choose products formulated for dry skin. You may even need to use a few of each. Perhaps a cleanser for oily skin and an oil-free moisturizer for dry skin. If you are having difficulty balancing combination skin, ask your stylist for help choosing the right products.

A Word On Skin Serums

Skin serums are a must for everyone. This is a great way to target specific skin issues that are unrelated to skin type. Skin serums infuse the skin with nutrients and antioxidants to fight the signs of aging, even out skin tone, and minimize the appearance of scars. Look for a serum formulated for your specific skin concerns.

If you have a special event coming up soon, schedule a professional makeup application at rafiel’s studio today. Our talented stylists are ready to help you look your very best. Visit us at 2927 N High St in Columbus, or call 614-784-1177. If you prefer, you can also book your appointment online. To manage your appointments on your mobile device, try our free mobile app available for download from iTunes or Google Play.