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The Importance of Skin Prep: Quinceañeras

Understanding Skin

As we get older, our skin begins to create more needs and finding the best skincare for you can be stressful. The good thing is for most teenagers, a skincare that consists of just a few basic products is enough. There are different factors to good skin; a balanced routine, a healthy diet and consistency. A few basic products consists of a cleanser, moisturizer and face masks. Understand that finding a skin care routine will be trial and error for a while until you are able to find brands and products that work best with your skin.

One does not necessarily need to have acne to have a skin care routine. Maintaining clean skin clears pores, refreshes skin, gives best results for makeup application, etc. As a makeup artist, I am here to tell you that your skincare routine makes a difference. You do not need expensive products for good results.

Preparing for your quince day

A few weeks before your quince day, you want to start exfoliating your skin consistently. The recommended schedule would be 2-3 times a week. Proper exfoliation deeps cleans the top layer of your skin allowing skin turnover. After 3o days our skin will shed, thus giving dry and flaky skin. It is crucial to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of our face to improve circulation, absorption of products and skin health. Without exfoliation, the results for a good and smooth makeup application will be affected. Invest in your skin for the best results.

Know Your Skin Type

It is important to know your skin type and what products work best with your skin. There are five major skin types:

  • Dry : Dry skin is more likely to have dry patches and requires more moisture. You probably notice that your skin gets even dryer in cold, dry weather.

  • Combination : The way to understand the difference is that combination isn’t dry, but it isn’t all-out oily, either. You may have an oily T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin) and dryness around your cheeks and jawline. Combination skin is the most common skin type.

  • Oily : Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum, the natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands underneath your pores. This often leads to clogged pores and acne.

  • Sensitive : Sensitive skin is easily irritated by fragrances, chemicals, and other synthetic materials. You can have sensitive skin that’s also dry, oily, or combination.

  • Normal : Normal skin doesn’t have any dryness, oiliness, or sensitivity. It’s pretty rare, as most people’s skin has at least some oiliness or dryness.

Ultimately, there is no makeup artist that can properly work over skin that is not clean. Beautiful makeup starts with a clean, healthy complexion. It’s that simple.

“As a makeup artist, skin care is essential to everything I do. Without great skin and an even complexion you cannot bring across a beautiful makeup." - James Vincent


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