4 Easy Steps to Get Glowing Skin: The Best skincare routine tips from a Hunter Valley Makeup Artist
Picture this: A bride-to-be walks into my studio here in the picturesque Hunter Valley, her face beaming with excitement, but her skin, not quite. Glowing skin is the canvas upon which I work my makeup magic. It’s the holy grail of beauty, and I understand its significance better than most. So, dear readers, let’s embark on a journey together to discover the secrets of achieving that coveted luminous complexion.
Step 1: Clean Beauty Routine – The Foundation of Radiance
Let me take you back to the enchanting story of Sarah, one of my favourite clients. Sarah walked into my studio for here makeup trial with an aura of excitement about her upcoming wedding, but her skin told a different tale. It appeared tired and lifeless, lacking the luminosity she had always dreamt of for her bridal look. As her makeup artist, I knew that the key to achieving that coveted glowing skin lay in establishing a strong and consistent skincare routine.
1.a Cleansing: Wiping Away Yesterday’s Worries
Every morning, I encouraged Sarah to embark on a ritual that was more than just skincare—it was self-care. With a gentle touch, she cleansed her face, much like washing away the worries of yesterday. This cleansing ritual was not only about removing impurities and makeup residue; it was a daily act of renewal. It was as if she was wiping her skin’s slate clean, ready to face the day with a fresh canvas.
1.b Exfoliation: Shedding Old Baggage
Exfoliation was the next step in our quest for radiant skin. I compared it to shedding old baggage. Just as we let go of things that no longer serve us, our skin needs to shed dead skin cells to reveal its radiant potential. I recommended exfoliants with natural ingredients like fruit enzymes or gentle acids. These acted as the gentle guides to unveil a fresh layer of skin, much like unearthing hidden treasures in an ancient castle.
1.c Moisturiser: Your Skin’s Best Friend Forever (BFF)
After cleansing and exfoliating, I emphasised the importance of moisturising. I told Sarah that moisturiser was her skin’s best friend forever (BFF). Much like confiding in a dear friend, moisturiser helped lock in hydration, giving her skin that coveted dewy look. It was like a sip of cool water on a hot summer’s day, quenching her skin’s thirst and revitalising it from within.
1.d Sunscreen: Your Shield Against the Elements
But our skincare journey wouldn’t be complete without a critical element—sunscreen. I made it clear that sunscreen was non-negotiable. It was her shield against the harsh sun’s rays, much like the protective armor of a medieval knight. Sunscreen was not just about preventing sunburn; it was about preserving the delicate radiance of her skin. It shielded her from the elements, ensuring that her skin remained youthful and free from the damages caused by UV rays.
As Sarah embarked on this skincare journey, her skin gradually transformed. What was once tired and lifeless began to radiate with newfound vitality. It was a testament to the power of a well-crafted skincare routine, one that embraced cleansing as a form of self-care, exfoliation as a shedding of old baggage, moisturiser as a trusted friend, and sunscreen as an unwavering shield.
Step 2: Nutrition – You Are What You Eat
Meet James, a groom-to-be from Newcastle. He wanted to look his best on his wedding day. I shared with him the wisdom that your skin reflects your diet. Nutrient-rich foods are essential. Berries and leafy greens are like a colorful bouquet for your skin, packed with antioxidants that combat the dulling effects of free radicals.
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, walnuts, and flaxseeds maintain your skin’s moisture barrier, preventing it from feeling parched. Collagen-boosting foods like bone broth, citrus fruits, and soy add that youthful bounce to your skin. And, of course, stay hydrated, like a Hunter Valley vineyard after a rain shower, by drinking plenty of water for that inner glow.
Step 3: Lifestyle Changes – Embrace the Glow Within
Imagine Emma, a stressed-out bride with breakouts and under-eye bags. Stress was taking its toll. Lifestyle choices matter. Prioritise sleep, for its during deep slumber that your skin rejuvenates. Manage stress through meditation or yoga, offering your skin a tranquil haven. Smoking? Vaping? It’s like pouring acid on your canvas; quit, and you can undo some of the damage. Shield your skin from pollution and the Hunter Valley’s elements with appropriate skincare products. It’s like wrapping a precious artwork to preserve its brilliance.
Step 4: Makeup Tips – Enhance Your Natural Glow
Now, let’s add the final brushstroke. Makeup can enhance your natural glow. Start with a hydrating primer, like the primer coat on a masterpiece, creating a smooth canvas. Choose a foundation that’s a perfect match, like finding the right color palette. Cream-based products add a luminous finish, while highlighters, like an artist’s brush, accentuate your skin’s high points. Avoid heavy, cakey makeup; opt for a light, dewy look that complements your natural radiance. And at day’s end, be kind to your skin; remove makeup before bed to let it breathe and regenerate overnight.
Your Journey to Glowing Skin Begins Now
Achieving glowing skin is a journey, not a destination. It’s a harmonious blend of skincare routines, nourishing nutrition, mindful lifestyle changes, and makeup artistry. Embrace a consistent skincare regimen, nourish your body with skin-loving foods, make positive lifestyle choices, and use makeup to celebrate your unique radiance. Glowing skin isn’t just a trend; it’s a reflection of your inner well-being, and what better day to show this than on your wedding day. So, dear readers, take these tips to heart, and let your inner glow shine through, for all the world to see.
Blog by Bellus – Newcastle and Hunter Valley Makeup Artist