When it comes to your skin, you’ve won the genetic lottery. Your attractive, healthy skin doesn’t need much help, but by making a few twists to your beauty routine, you can reach complexion perfection. It’s hard to find room for improvement, but even if you have small-pored, even skin that never breaks out, you can still look brighter and well-rested with just a few simple tricks.
Basically, your skin is functioning perfectly. It’s getting enough water, vitamins, and fatty acids from your diet; and you’re sebaceous and sweat glands are providing everything your skin needs to create its own moisturizer.
Tips to perfect your complexion
- Apply a light moisturizer right after you get out of the shower to lock in moisture.
- Add some sheen by applying a pearly highlighter underneath foundation. Dab it high on the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and lightly across the forehead and blend.
- Skip foundation as you don’t need it and apply a tinted moisturizer like for just a hint of coverage. Next, blend a skin brightener under your eyes, in the inner corners and over your lids to neutralize any shadows for the eye-opening equivalent of downing a double espresso. Set makeup with a light dusting of clear powder.
- Pick a powder bronzer with a tiny bit of shimmer. Using a large, fluffy brush, sweep it where the sun would naturally kiss your face. Dust what’s left on the brush over your neck so it all blends in.
- Your most natural shade of blush is the color that you, will, blush naturally. The powder is easiest to apply and lasts the longest for any skin type. Load up a blush brush, shake off the excess, and sweep it over the apples of your cheeks. Soften and blend the color with a clean powder brush.
For Acne-Prone Skin
Covering imperfections without piling on too much makeup is a challenge. You need to just apply a light layer of makeup and then spot-apply an opaque concealer only where you need it. It’ll look much more natural. Whether you’re dealing with blackheads, raised pimples, or deep cysts, the first step to hide blemishes is not to prick them. Acne is often genetic, but almost everyone experiences a breakout at some point in their lives. It all starts with a clogged pore. Your skin produces too much sebum, which then mixes with bacteria and dead skin cells to form a “plug” like a blackhead or whitehead. A blocked pore can also burst and spread beneath the surface of your skin to cause a tiny infection, also known as a pimple.
Tips to perfect your complexion
- While you can’t realize how much oil your skin produces typically, using a toner will soak up oil without stripping the skin. Apply a light, oil-free cream labeled “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic” and wait a few minutes to let it absorb.
- Using your fingers or a concealer brush, spot-apply a creamy concealer like under your eyes and the corners of your nose. Next, apply a light layer of matte foundation if you like a little more coverage. Or go for a tinted moisturizer if you prefer a more natural look. Use your fingers and start in the middle of your face and blend outward. Using a concealer brush, dot a matte concealer that contains salicylic acid on any blemishes. Gently blend around the area without touching the pimple. Set makeup with a light dusting of clear powder.
- Go for a matte powder bronzer using a large, fluffy brush, dust the bronzer. Apply for your forehead, the bridge of your nose, cheekbones and chin. Sweep what’s left on the brush over your neck so it all blends in.
If your face gets shiny after a few hours, lightly dust your T-zone with more powder—or soak up oil without adding another layer of makeup by dabbing your T-zone with a blotting paper.