1. How often should I exfoliate my skin?
Your skin renews itself every 28 days, but as you age, the rate of renewal slows down. Dermatologists recommend using peels and scrubs at least once a week to lift dead skin and boost the skin's renewal process. This helps your skin absorb serums and moisturizers better, making them more effective.
2. How do I choose among the many foundation formulas out there?
Skin type is the main factor to consider. If you have oily skin, oil-free, lightweight, or powder foundation can slay shine. Normal to dry skin, on the other hand, can benefit from hydrating formulas. For those who aim for heavy coverage, cream foundations are pigmented enough to camouflage imperfections.
3. Why is there a need to use a primer/makeup base?
Primers prolong your foundation’s staying power, and they can also combat oil-production. Plus, bases can correct and diffuse imperfections, so you won’t need to layer on copious amounts of foundation.
4. What is the correct way to apply foundation?
There are many ways to apply foundation: You can either use your hands, a brush, or a sponge. The key technique to flawless foundation application is to start at the center of the face, where it needs the most coverage, before slowly working your way outwards. Remember to build up foundation in thin layers for a smoother, second skin finish.
5. How do I get the best brows ever?
Amazing arches begin with the proper shape and grooming. Tweezing too much hair can alter your brow’s natural shape, so it’s essential that you properly measure where your brow begins and ends prior to pruning. There are also brow powders, pencils, and gels that can enhance your eyebrows.
6. How do I get rid of blackheads?
Treat it as you would a zit. Start by dabbing a benzoyl peroxide ointment on the area. Remove dead skin cells by applying toner or cream with AHA or glycolic acid.
7. How can I minimize my pores?
The harsh truth is, we can’t really shrink your pores’ actual size, but with a good skin care regimen and pore-diffusing makeup, we can refine their appearance.