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How to avoid make-up mishaps and skin care sins

Ladies, are you guilty of not removing your make-up daily?

I’m sure we have all fell victim to falling asleep with our make-up on after one wine too many, however, falling asleep with your make-up on does more than just ruin your sheets! This skin care sin can dry out and age your skin, lead to a break out, leave your lashes brittle and many other horrible effects.

Shockingly, one in three women three times a week are guilty of committing this beauty crime according to the National Average, and after speaking to some of my clients they all admitted to sleeping in their make-up at least twice a month.

Some people may think make-up removal isn’t a vital part of their beauty routine and that removing it in the shower in the morning is enough, but this is simply not the case. It is so important to remove your make-up if you want to maintain beautiful, youthful skin. The best way to do this is through cleansing the skin of daily grime and make up and making sure to moisturise your skin every time you wash to prevent it drying out. Believe me, it will be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your skin. I would also recommend exfoliating at least once a week. Seriously looking after your skin is the one beauty routine I would advise you to follow religiously.

A nice treat which is also great for skin care is to have a facial. The frequency of getting a facial depends on a few things: skin type, condition, budget and age. On average, getting a professional facial once a month is ideal for someone who wants to take good care of their skin. That’s because the skin is a living organ, and it takes 30 days for skin to regenerate and flake off. A professional facial stimulates that exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful-looking. Try to have a facial at least four times a year as the seasons change. Believe me, your skin will thank you!

Now that we have covered removing make-up, let’s talk about applying it. We will start with the basics. Firstly, you need to start with a base so you should cleanse, tone and moisturise the face. I recommend at least two, if not three coats of moisturisers followed by a primer – a personal favourite is ‘benefit girl meet pearl’ which is brilliant, although I do feel it runs out quickly. Next you should apply a foundation. Every woman should go to a make-up counter and get a foundation matched to their skin, because no one wants to look orange or like a ghost! Then apply either your bronzer or blusher, whichever you prefer. I then go on to my brows, eye make-up and finish up with a translucent powder.

As mentioned previously, facials can depend on your budget, which is why at La Bella Signora we offer two types of facial; our mini facial which is £15 or the luxury facial which is £25. To find out more, check out our prices or get in contact today.