I think that makeup is a fabulous tool. It can cover up a plethora of issues and, when applied correctly can really make you shine (both literally and figuratively.) it’s one of my favorite things, obviously.
What people fail to realize is that you must take care of the skin underneath and that involves instituting a skin REGIMEN, (not regime,) that works best for you. In my case, I use a variety of brands and products to take care of my face from day to night whether or not I am wearing or wore make up that day.
When makeup remover is necessary for hard to remove product, I use Mary Kay Oil-Free Makeup Remover (fig. 1-A.) When it comes to face wash, I love Olay Regenerist Exfoliating Scrub (fig. 2-A) because it helps to remove makeup and exfoliates my face. Sometimes, I’ll use Mary Kay’s Timewise Cleanser beforehand to remove foundation or oils.
I have normal/dry skin, depending on the season, and I always follow my face wash with Timewise Moisturizer (fig. 1-D.) and the day/night solution depending on the time of day, careful to avoid my undereye area because I use Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (fig. 2-B) underneath my eye to prevent fine lines/wrinkles as well as to hydrate.
Twice a week, I use a Clarisonic Aria (fig. 2-D) to truly exfoliate my face and neck area. It was a Christmas gift, and I love it.
Last, but certainly not least, I use Smashbox Photo Finish Primer under foundation to create a smooth finish. It glides on effortlessly and covers well with a pea to dime sized amount. It was a great purchase and I know that it will last a long time.
Your face is the canvas, you owe it to yourself to take care of it! Works of art, if properly cared for, will hang in the Louvre for centuries! Remember that and institute a skincare regimen! What products do you swear by?!