It’s finally a new year, and that means it’s time to whip out all of your glitter shadows, big lashes, and bold lip colors! However, before you even think about applying mass amounts of makeup to your face to ring in the new year’s new you, you need to make sure that your skin is prepared to handle it. Fully 82% of women say they feel more confident when they wear makeup, so it’s important to make sure you like the way it looks on your skin.
In order to keep your skin in New Year’s Eve makeup condition all year long, there are some things that you should do. Let’s take a look at a few.
Since it’s winter, it’s extremely common for your skin to be dry and flaky. As gross as it may be, using a really good exfoliating gel or other moisturizing face wash can help remove all of that dead winter skin. If you want your makeup to sit evenly on your skin and avoid that patchy look, do your best to remove all of the dry patches you might have near your nose, on your forehead, in between your eyebrows, and on your chin. Getting rid of this will allow for your foundation and powder products to glide on and not look cakey.
Moisturize (Then Moisturize Again)
After you exfoliate, it’s important to fully lather your face up with a heavy-duty face cream. The moisturizer will keep your skin soft and hydrated throughout the day and will prevent any dry skin from forming while you’re out on the town. If your skin is naturally oily, stick with a gel moisturizer to ensure that your makeup won’t fall off of your face. If you have dry skin, go with a thicker cream that will really be able to soak into your face. Having a moisturized face will also give you that “glow-from-within” look and give you a really healthy appearance.
Visit a Spa
If you want to make sure that your skin is treated to the nines, then it’s time to plan a spa day. The specialists will be able to provide you with numerous skin care services that will leave you feeling pampered and perfect. These skin care services include microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. Along with those normal skin care services, the technicians will also be able to recommend treatments just for you.
New Year’s Eve is a lot of fun, but keeping your face in makeup-ready condition the rest of the year is hard work. By taking the steps listed above, you will be able to have glowing skin that makeup will sit on beautifully throughout the year.