Makeup can be confusing. With so many choices and so much advice out there, it can take a while to figure out what really works for you. Thousands of products, hacks, to-dos can feel a bit overwhelming. Once you do know what works for your skin the best, hold on to it, practice it. But before anything else, make sure you get the basics right.

And to help you find your way to flawless looking makeup, save these face makeup and skincare tips that will come in handy for years.

  • Find out your skin type

Getting to know your skin is the first step to responsible skincare. If you don’t know what your skin type is, you might end up buying the wrong face makeup products and build a skincare routine that’s not right for you. Some of the most common skin types are dry, oily, acne-prone, and sensitive. You can have more than one type too.

  • Layer your products right

You could splurge on the best face makeup products and skincare products, but they will only effectively work when you apply them in the right order. You could have a completely different morning and night skincare routine or not, depending on the products and purpose but layer them correctly. For example, an ideal morning routine starts with washing your face then spraying some toner over it, followed by eye cream, then face cream, and finally sunblock. Using products in the right order means making them more effective because your skin will be able to absorb them better that way.

  • Patch test everything

Before you start using any new product, always do a patch test on the inside of your arm or the back of your hand to see how your skin reacts to it. A patch test will tell you if you are allergic to any of the new products you are about to use on your face. However, impatient you might be to try that beautiful new face makeup or skincare product, we highly recommend doing a patch test first.

  • Make sunscreen your BFF

If there’s one thing we all have heard and read everywhere, it’s the importance of using sunscreen every single day. Sun damage to the skin is irreversible. It causes the skin to age prematurely. The skin on our face especially is more vulnerable than other areas, so you must use sunscreen religiously. And not just on sunny days. How your skin ages are under your control, so delay it by using a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above. 365 days a year!

  • Don’t touch your face

This is something that will turn things around for you, skin wise. Touching your face repeatedly throughout the day can transfer bacteria, viruses to your face, lead to scarring, more wrinkles, and cause breakouts. If you frequently get the urge to touch your face, find a way around it. Choose a competing behaviour like touching your knee or arm instead. Do not touch your face until you have to.

  • Clean your face makeup brushes regularly

Make it a rule to clean all your makeup brushes at least once a week. Bacteria build-up can clog your pores every time you use a dirty brush. Don’t be fooled by how your brush looks; it definitely needs cleaning. Either soak your brushes in shampoo water for a few minutes and rinse or add a drop of shampoo in the palm of your hand and gently rub the brush tip on it in a circular motion. Avoid getting water on the metal part or the handle of the brush. Air-dry the brush and use it again.

  • Sleep smart

Sleeping right is the best gift you can give to your skin. Get 8 hours of sleep every night. Use soft silk pillowcases to sleep on. Silk will prevent lines, wrinkles on the face and is also gentle on the hair, avoids tangles, so you wake up to soft hair.

Reliable, tried, and tested, good quality face makeup products and skincare will work better on your skin if you take care of the fundamentals. Use face makeup from trusted brands that offer highly pigmented and weightless formula products like SERY cosmetics. They offer portable and precise foundation sticks, compacts, and more enriched with Red Raspberry and White Clay for an instant hydrating formula.

Wake up to flawless skin with these easy-to-follow steps that will work wonders on all skin types.

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