How to prep your skin & cleanse properly before and after makeup. Flawless application and clear skin
How to prep skin for makeup with Lauren Kruger, Foreo National Account Manager – Professional Channel Division. Little known cleansing and skin prep tips to make your makeup look it’s best.
I was late to discover Foreo and discovered them at Nordstroms Influencer Lab in Vegas and have been hooked since. I even have the Foreo mini version for traveling (actual name:LUNA play pluscleansing device $49 which comes in 5 colors) so I’m never without it.
I’m a creature of habit in all things from workouts, to eating, to routines. Foreo’s also in my cruelty-free holiday giftguideso go and check that out for your beauty loving friends.
How to remove glitter and heavy makeup
我爱假期化妆,我been into glitter ever since glitter hair gel was a thing and my showgirl days where I’d wear red glitter over my red lipstick and gold glitter on my eyes. Since I can’t really get away with that look everyday, I can’t wait for an excuse to rock it out like for New Years. Although, I’m glad glitter hair gels staying in the 90’s and isn’t making a come back because there’s definitely such a thing as too much glitter, even for me!
Anyway, back to the subject…with all of the holiday makeup, I asked Lauren how to prep skin for makeup and the best ways to keep our skin looking fabulous and clear all season.
Here’s what she had to say about prepping for all of the parties and heavier makeup and how to properly cleanse before and after. The 3 cleanses was new to me. Read on or listen to the fullGlamour & Gains podcastinterview.
How to prep your skin for makeup
劳伦：最主要的事情之一是,你想要一个really good cleanse when you’re prepping for for makeup and prepping for a heavier application of makeup. Cleansing is really important, so you want to start out with a cleanser that’s going to suit your skin type.
If you tend to have oilier skin you’re going to want to use more of a gel or foaming cleanser. And if you have slightly drier skin or more dehydrated skin, a cream cleanser is going to be great for that. I love to use theForeo Luna 3.(Eve: and me), it removes 99.5% of impurities from your skin. This gives you a really good prep for the skin and also increases your circulation and your lymphatic drainage so it brings a little bit of a glow to the skin as well.
Eve:I use my Foreo with the Foreo foaming cleanser for combination skin. I love it because it feels rich and moisturizing. I was using bristle brushes before and they got dirty, needed replacement heads and I couldn’t travel with the wet bristles. This one washes and dries easily and works with my phone. It’s super fun, you just use their app, press go and it takes 60 seconds, so you’re not cleaning for hours.
如何准备妆容|Step 1 exfoliate
Your Luna 3 is going to be great for that but if you want to go a little stronger you can use an enzyme. Skin Regimen has a form of a powder (Skin Regimen Enzymatic Powder $45) you can use to just slough away those dead skin cells. Then once you apply your serum it’s going to penetrate deeper into the skin and give you a really beautiful smooth canvas to start with.
How often should I exfoliate?
How many times a week you do it depends on what you’re using and your skin type. For the most part a safe rule for most people is two to three times per week. Coming into winter is such a good time to do it rather than in the summer because we’re not getting as much sun exposure.
Once we’ve got the skin nice and clean, I recommend using a serum and a moisturizer. Something hydrating and to look for something with hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate. Foreo has a great serum that just launched called ‘血清，血清，血清’ which you can use with the backside of your Luna 3 that’s actually a massaging portion.
Eve:There’s nothing worse than blotchy, red skin in the cold. I’ve been using massage function with my night oils to get them in at night to try and wake up hydrated.
劳伦：Cleaning before applying makeup and cleansing to remove it aren’t the same thing. I recommend always starting with removing your makeup and my favorite way to do that is with a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm. I’m a fan ofFarmacy Green Clean(Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm $34). This uses clean natural ingredients and is not tested on animals.
从那个清洁开始，然后你将进入双重清洁。可能，取决于您穿过多少妆容，三重清洁。这意味着您的第一次是删除化妆。你的第二个清洁将与你的普通清洁剂和你的Luna 3.这真的要深入潜水，进入你的毛孔并取下剩下的时间。如果你真的穿着很多化妆，就像潜在的闪光一样，你可以再次使用Luna 3再次。
Eve:I love the idea of the 1-3 cleanses depending on how much makeup you have on. That way you’re not putting all of your makeup straight onto your Foreo or facecloth and smudging it all around your face. You’ve got most of it off before you start deep cleaning.
Eve: I’ve been usingForeo Micro Foaming Cleanser$45 with mine as they’re designed to work together and I like a more hydrating cleanser. This ones creamy and transforms into micro-bubbles for a deep but gentle clean. It also has amino acids and vitamin E to moisturize. It’s suitable for all skin types so if you’re not sure what’s right for you this is a good place to start.
Another thing I love to do before I put my makeup on is use the contour function to pick everything up.
劳伦：the massage function is one of my favorite things about Luna 3. As you mentioned it connects to your phone and is app-driven. It has different massage routines, like the contour one you mentioned and we have one for the eye and mouth area as well.
The basic overall concept of the massage function is going to be to give you a little bit of myofascial release. Which will loosen up those muscles in your face we tend to hold a lot of tension in, like our jaw. It’s going to release that muscle tension and it’s also going to increase your circulation and your lymphatic drainage.
Which cleaning device is right for you?
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.