How to Get Glowing Date-Ready Skin

How to Get Glowing Date-Ready Skin

When you are getting ready for a date, you undoubtedly try to look your best. In addition to putting thought into your hairstyle and your outfit, you will also think about how you'll do your makeup to bring out your natural beauty. Whether you tend to be a makeup minimalist or you prefer a fully made-up, dramatic look, these tips will help you greet your date with soft, beautiful skin.


Clean and Moisturize

The first thing you'll want to do is clean and moisturize your skin. If you're already wearing makeup, take it off; it's not good to pile new cosmetics on top of the makeup you've been wearing all day. Use a gentle cleanser and then pat dry. Next, apply the correct moisturizer for your skin type Wait a few minutes for the moisturizer to soak in while you gather your makeup.


Even Out Your Skin Tone

If you have dark spots or acne, you can use a concealer to cover them. Use an oil-based stick or liquid if you have dry skin or a powder or water-base liquid if you have oily skin. Your concealer should be slightly lighter than your natural skin tone; this is because it will be used to cover dark areas, which will make it appear slightly darker than it actually is.


Next, apply foundation or a Garnier BB Cream to help even out your skin tone. Again, you will need to choose the type that is best for your skin type. Also consider how much coverage you need; if you have clear skin, a sheer, light-coverage foundation will be fine, but if you are covering acne or discoloration, you might prefer a thicker, medium- to full-coverage product. Your foundation should match your skin tone as closely as possible. Be sure to blend it well so there is no demarcation where the foundation stops along your jawline.


Add Some Color

If you prefer a very natural look, you might be ready for your date. If you prefer to add some color to your look, though, now's your chance. A bit of blush on your cheekbones will help them stand out. Choose a color that complements your natural skin tone. If you tend to look better in colors like red, orange and brown, a warm-toned blush is best. If, on the other hand, you shine in blue, purple or silver, choose a cool-toned blush.


You can also make up your eyes and add some lipstick. Again, stick to either warm or cool tones based on your skin tone. You can choose whether to be subtle or dramatic with your makeup, depending on the occasion. Either way, your natural beauty will shine through when you prepare your skin well.


Getting ready for a date can take some extra time, but the effort will be well worth it when you see your finished appearance in the mirror. Your natural beauty will shine through when you prepare your skin well.