Nomige had the opportunity to talk to Florence Teerlinck about the importance of skincare underneath make-up. As a well-known international make-up artist Florence meets and sees a lot of new faces. Even the most famous top models, like Bella Hadid were sitting in front of her. After seeing so many faces Forence admits that every skin is unique.
Skincare meets make-up
During the interview both Dr. Barbara Geusens and Florence Teerlinck agree that bad skincare and make-up can damage your skin. Whereas products selected with care will bring out its inner glow.
Like Florence said: ‘Your skin is like a white canvas. Just like a painter starts with a plain canvas, a make-up artist starts with a smooth skin in order to get the best result.’ Even the best make-up (= the paint) won’t give a perfect result when your skin (= the white canvas) isn’t treated well. And vice versa. Cheap make up or harsh removing methods might ruin the result of good skincare.
The importance of cleansing
A good cleansing routine contains:
- A milky or oily cleanser: Choose a mild, gentle cleanser with oil in it, otherwise the dirt won’t come off your face.
- Exfoliating tonic: This water-based cleansing product will remove the remaining dirt and dead skin cells. It prevents your pores from being blocked and so impurities don’t stand a chance.
Products that should NOT be part of your daily cleansing routine:
- Tissues or pads with alcohol: Those will ‘strip’ your skin and make it sensitive.
- Daily scrub: This will damage the skin structure. Choose a gentle and mild cleanser instead. If you want any advice, make sure to contact us.
Natural beauty: the essentials
In the morning, we’re all in a hurry. The shorter your make-up routine, the better. You actually don’t need a lot of make-up to look good. It’s just a matter of knowing the key points of where to apply make-up.
The essentials of Florence and Barbara
- Tinted day cream or light foundation
- Highlighter, for the more advanced
- Lipstick/lip gloss
When selecting make-up products, look for:
- Cruelty free and organic products
- Mineral make-up if you have sensitive skin
- Make-up products that also take ‘care’ of your skin. Not only ‘paint’ your skin
- Preferably your make-up also has SPF
But first start with the basics: good skincare
Every skin is different and needs a different approach. People having darker skin for example benefit from a natural protection. Then there are other people suffering from oxidative stress which will cause faster skin ageing. It is important to know what your skin really needs.
In short, knowledge = key. Our genes are the base of your skin’s features and determine how your skin will age. Nomige investigates if there are “defects” in your genes and adjusts with active ingredients if necessary. If you want to know more about our personalised products, take a look on our website, follow a webinar, or book a free 1-on1 skincare consultation with Dr. Barbara Geusens
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