Skincare and Make-Up: Part 1

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It’s a myth that great skin and make-up can’t co-exist. Wearing lots of make-up everyday doesn’t necessarily equal bad skin; in fact, great skin contributes to a flawless finish. Here’s our guide to keeping fantastic skin when wearing make-up regularly.

1. Always apply make-up to clean skin

Overnight, oils accumulate on your face – especially on your t-zone, near your hairline and around your mouth and eyes. Instead of waking up and applying your make-up straight onto an oily face, you should always wash your face first. If you apply make-up to an already oily face, you run the risk of clogging your pores of your skin’s surface.

The Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser Gentle is a non-drying, soap-free cleanser that dissolves on the skin removing impurities and excess oils without irritation, making it perfect for removing oils which may have accumulated over night.

2. Always moisturise before make-up application

In order to create the perfect base for make-up application, it is recommended that you moisturise before you apply make-up. If you apply make-up to dry, flaky skin, it can become even more irritated and will look dehydrated and dull. A moisturised base keeps skin healthy and ensures that your make-up stays put all day. If you tend to have oily skin, try a matte-finish moisturiser such as Obagi Nu-Derm Matte Sun Shield SPF 50. It combines high UVB absorption and effective UVA blockage in an elegant, matte finish. It is non-whitening, PABA-free, fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types.

Applying eye cream to your under eye area before make-up application can provide a plumping affect, and will therefore diminish any fine lines caused by dehydrated skin. The Obagi Nu-Derm Eye Cream is a soothing cream for the delicate skin around the eyes that controls dryness and and prevents irritation around the sensitive eye area.

The second part of our mini-series on Skin Care and Make-Up is coming soon, and will explain the importance of washing your make-up brushes and why it is vital to throw away out-of-date make-up.

The Obagi Nu-Derm system transforms dull sun damaged skin, decreases pore size, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and treats mild to moderate acne and pigmentation. If you require any information on the Obagi Nu-Derm system, or would like information on our amazing range of skin care products, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Skinstation!

Latest update: 05/08/2015
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