The importance of skincare

Makeup and skincare may appear to have different purposes, however, there’s a lot of crossover between the two. The right skincare regime can create a better base for cosmetics to be applied. Read on to find out more about the importance of skincare when applying makeup. 

Why skin care is so important before applying makeup

Skincare helps your skin to stay in optimal condition. Not only can it prevent acne and treat wrinkles but it creates a great base for applying makeup. Taking care of your skin will ensure your makeup looks even more on point. Keep reading to discover the importance of skincare for makeup application. 

Flawless makeup application

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Many people think they can fake the look of flawless skin by spending big on foundation, powder, and concealer. However, whilst cosmetic products can hide many skin issues and flaws, they can’t work magic. What’s more is that makeup can also make skin problems worse if you don’t care for your skin properly before you apply it. 

When you have a good skincare regime, it’s far easier to apply makeup. Your skin becomes a smooth and clean canvas that’s ready to be decorated as you choose. Exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising will ensure your makeup glides on more smoothly and looks even more beautiful.

Your makeup will last longer

Do you often find that your makeup starts to look less radiant or begins to crack as the day goes on? If so, it could be that your skincare regime needs improving or adapting. If you want your makeup to last longer throughout the day, you need to ensure that your skin is clean and hydrated. When dirt and impurities are allowed to build upon your skin, your makeup is unlikely to stick to it for very long. 

You not only need to cleanse your skin to remove this dirt but moisturise as well to ensure it doesn’t become too dry that your makeup begins to separate. Keep in mind that oily skin needs moisturising too. If it’s not moisturised, it will become dehydrated and start to overcompensate by producing more oil. 

Use less makeup 

When you take great care of your skin by following a consistent skincare regime, you’ll need to use less makeup to get the look you want. This is because your skin issues and flaws will become less noticeable. Your skin will appear healthier and glow naturally without the need to apply lots of makeup. When you invest in your skincare over time, you’ll save money on expensive makeup products. You can also ensure that your skin looks younger for longer, keeping the effects of ageing at bay. 

What does a good skincare regime involve?

Whilst makeup artists each have their own opinions on what makes the perfect skincare regime, most agree that cleansing, toning and moisturising are key aspects. 


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Cleansing is always the first step of any skincare regime. Since it helps to remove excess oil, makeup, dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells from your skin, it keeps pores clear and helps to prevent conditions such as acne. Regular cleansing gives skin a chance to breathe whilst also creating a smooth base for you to apply other products such as moisturiser or makeup. The cleanser you choose matters more than you think. It’s usually best to opt for a gentle face wash since this is less likely to break down your skin barrier.


Toning is an important step in many people’s skincare regimes. Applying a toner can balance the pH of the skin whilst removing any lasting traces of dirt, grime, and other impurities in your pores after cleansing your face. It can even remove chlorine and other minerals that are present in tap water. 


Moisturising is essential for our skin, even when we don’t intend on wearing makeup. It can help keep our skin healthy, radiant, and blemish-free. The facial skin sheds skin cells more quickly than other parts of the body. Therefore, it needs more moisture to repair itself. This lets younger cells rise to the surface of the skin. In addition, the massaging effect of applying the lotion or cream helps to stimulate blood circulation and generate new cells. 

Moisturising every day can help to limit or even eliminate skin problems, including extreme dryness or oiliness. Both conditions are damaging to the skin and can lead to issues such as acne or rosacea. Many skincare specialists also advise applying sunscreen to help prevent sun damage. 

Since everyone’s skin is different, it’s important to find a skincare regime that works for you. Talk to your makeup artist on how to care for your skin before applying makeup. This will ensure that the cosmetic products that are applied to your skin will not only look better but they’ll last longer too. 

Hire a makeup artist who understands good skincare 

Any makeup artist worth their salt will tell you that beautiful makeup application starts with great skincare. When hiring a makeup artist in Doncaster, it’s important to ensure that they have an excellent knowledge of skincare and how it applies to makeup. They will be able to advise you on a skincare regime that meets your needs, helping to keep your skin healthy and glowing. As an experienced makeup in Doncaster, you can rest assured that Kaiya MUA can assist you with your skincare. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions about the importance of skincare when applying makeup, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be happy to advise you on how to take great care of your skin so that your makeup looks even more beautiful. Call 07528 570 061 to talk to Kaiya MUA today. Alternatively, you can book an appointment via the website.