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Proper Technique for Skin Cleansing and Makeup Application

Proper skin cleansing and makeup application are essential not only for aesthetic purposes but also for maintaining the health and vitality of your skin.

Skin Cleansing

1. Preparation:
   - Pull hair away from the face using a headband or hair tie.
   - Start with dry hands and a dry face.

2. Remove Makeup (if wearing any):
   - Use a makeup remover or an oil-based cleanser to dissolve makeup, especially waterproof mascara or long-wear foundations.
   - Gently wipe away with a soft cotton pad.

3. Cleansing:
   - Wet your face with lukewarm water (avoid hot water as it can strip the skin).
   - Apply a dime-sized amount of a cleanser suitable for your skin type.
   - Gently massage the cleanser in circular motions, focusing on areas with more sebum production or makeup.
   - Rinse thoroughly.

4. Exfoliate (1-3 times a week, depending on skin type and product):
   - Apply a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.
   - Follow product instructions, but generally, massage gently in circular motions and rinse.
   - Avoid over-exfoliating as it can irritate the skin.

5. Tone:
   - Apply a toner using a cotton pad or spritz directly onto the face.
   - This step can balance the skin's pH and prepare it for serums and moisturizers.

6. Moisturize:
   - While skin is still slightly damp from toning, apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
   - This locks in hydration.

Makeup Application:

1. Primer:
   - After skincare, apply a primer to ensure smoother makeup application and longevity.
   - Focus on areas like the T-zone or where pores are more visible.

2. Foundation:
   - Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone and type.
   - Using a brush, sponge, or fingers, apply the foundation starting from the center of the face, blending outwards.
   - Ensure you blend into the neck to avoid a visible line.

3. Concealer:
   - Apply a concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes or discoloration.
   - Blend gently using a sponge, brush, or fingertip.

4. Setting Powder:
   - Lightly dust the face with a setting or translucent powder, focusing on areas where makeup may crease or become shiny.

5. Eyebrows:
   - Fill in any sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil, powder, or pomade.
   - Use an eyebrow gel to set hairs in place.

6. Eyeshadow:
   - Start with an eyeshadow primer.
   - Apply a neutral base shade all over the lid.
   - Add a darker shade in the crease and blend.

7. Eyeliner and Mascara:
   - Apply eyeliner to the upper lash line and, if desired, the lower lash line.
   - Curl lashes and apply mascara.

8. Blush, Bronzer, and Highlight:
   - Apply bronzer to the perimeters of the face and the hollows of the cheeks.
   - Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks.
   - Highlight the high points of the face, such as cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of the nose.

9. Lips:
   - Line lips with a lip liner and fill in with lipstick or gloss.

10. Setting Spray:
   - To set your makeup and ensure longevity, spritz your face with a setting spray.

Remember, these are general steps and can be customized based on personal preference, skin type, and the look you're going for.

Date Created : 11/06/2023