Las Vegas Makeup Artist
When summer time comes to the Las Vegas desert, the heat can cause everything to feel uncomfortable. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your makeup in place and your skin looking fresh.
First thing to consider is your skin care practices. Living in the desert, everyone must implement some type of skin care regime and stick to it. If you haven’t yet, you should definitely find yourself a good esthetician and treat yourself to regular facials. Starting good skin care habits while you’re young will make for a less stressful aging process. Take it from a Las Vegas Makeup Artist: skin care is key.
What Constitutes a Good Skin Care Regime?
Well you want to be sure to use a cleanser that is specifically formulated to your skin type. If you tend to be on the dryer side, use a cream cleanser that will add moisture instead of a foaming or gel cleanser that is going to strip the skin of excess oils. Gels and foaming cleansers work wonderfully for oily skin. If you have combination skin, a double cleanse might be a good option for you.
After you narrow down a cleanser, you will want to decide on what serums will work best for you based on the results you’re looking for. For example, if hyperpigmentation is the issue, a serum that is good for lightening dark spots would be ideal, or if acne is the issue, a serum that will help control breakouts would be best. After you decide on your serum, you will need to follow with a moisturizer, and finally a sunscreen. Mineral, or physical, sunscreens work best and are safest for the skin and the environment.
We recommend Jane Iredale Powder Me SPF. It is a mineral powder sunscreen that is also water resistant and you can reapply as a powder throughout the day. Remember that the SPF number on the sunscreen is for the number of minutes you need covered. For example 15 SPF = 15 minutes of coverage, and 40 SPF = 40 minutes of coverage. Don’t forget that you should reapply sunscreen throughout the day if you are exposed to the sun for more than 20 minutes.
Once you have a good sunscreen and skin care routine down, I recommend a face hydrating spray. These can simply be mini misters such as rose water sprays, and there are all types of scents. Just be sure it is for hydration! These will not only help set your makeup, but also rehydrate your skin when you are feeling dry. I use the Jane Iredale hydration sprays in pommisst and D20 Hydration, and I also like the Circadia facial spray.
Now let’s talk lip balm: Not all lip balms are made the same. You want one that is easy to find and use, that isn’t going to make your lips sticky, and that will provide good moisture as well as SPF. The skin on your lips and around your eyes is the thinnest skin on the body and so it is important to keep it protected. Sara Happ Lip Slip and lip products work wonderfully for this, and I also like Rebel Refinery lip products as they sell refills for containers making them eco friendly.
The best summer makeup tip I have is to keep yourself hydrated. Not just with water but also consider infused fruit water, coconut water and all the other ways you can stay hydrated. I try to not only drink plenty of water, but also have a diet of veggies, fruits and fish – all foods that help your cellular skin health and keep things working well from the inside out. Staying hydrated helps your makeup go on smoother, your skin look plumper and is overall good for your health.
I hope these tips from the best Las Vegas makeup artist are helpful, and don’t forget to shop online at Atomic Beauty Emporium or schedule a Las Vegas makeup artist such as myself the next time you need to look your best for any event.