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Is it necessary to cleanse, tone, moisturise, prime every day before you apply your make up? If I reapply my foundation do I add more primer and moisturiser? And when does serum make an appearance- I feel like I've lost my way a bit.
I'm after a glowy healthy look for daytime make up I do like make up up so don't mind buying new stuff (I'm 47) any help would be great!
I cleanse, and moisturize including a eye cream. I wait about 10 minutes then do my make up, I use a primer all over my face including eye area before any other make up products. At night I cleanse then apply a serum. Mine is a serum in oil. Wait a few minutes then apply my creams. I do not tone as I don't like to dry my skin out.
I cleanse at night but in the morning I splash my face with lukewarm water, moisurise (often with oil, not cream) and use a separate sunscreen. I'm 60 now but the worst thing I ever did to my skin was trying out random stuff in my early 50s because I thought it was time to up my game. I think serum is basically snake oil.
Quick wipe with a simple make up wipe at night and some boots protect and perfect night cream, then next morning, some of the same but day cream and then once it's sunk it, do make up.
I've surprisingly good skin (seriously) for my age and I'd say dewy is down to the make up itself. Although clearly skin should be clean and moisturised. I'm honestly don't think banging lots of products on is a good thing, irrelevant of manufacturers claims, clean and moisturised is all you need unless problem skin.
Serum is like a 'shot' of active ingredients that are designed to target certain issues such as dehydration. Personally I find a lot of their claims don't work for me. It's normally watery / gel and you apply small amounts. Plus it's ££ than moisturiser usually.
Moisturiser, as I see it, is mainly to stop your skin feeling dry. But they often claim to have active ingredients too so there's a lot of overlap. Sigh.
I do like a serum but I only buy them on offer. I prefer a oil, I like vitamin e oil the best. I use to buy one from suoerdrug in a glass bottle, cheap as chips. I would put loads on at night and my skin was lovely. Then they changed it and added lots of perfum! I now use the Body Shop vitamin e oil with serum mix, on offer for £10. Its great. The best thing for my skin is moisture and minimal chemicals. I've learnt not to bother with anti aging crap and anything that over cleanses and stripping.