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Why I love talking about skin and skincare

Why I love talking about skin and skincare

As a make-up artist, skin is an integral part of my job. It’s the canvas I work on, and whatever I apply to that canvas makes such a difference to how the make-up I do, will look and stay on. It’s not about having the perfect canvas by any means, but just knowing the right things to suit it, which in turn make everything else easier. On a shoot I’m only looking after that skin for that day, but I love giving advice on how people can make a difference to their skin long term. Also if I’m working with a regular client, then that’s part of my job to help their skin and skincare if they need it.

I’ve found over the years that many women don’t understand their skin that well. Which I totally get, skin can be very confusing, and often just when you get it, it changes! However, this confusion means that often the wrong products are used, and if the products don’t suit a skin, it can lead to more skin concerns. I’ve found that a lot of the time clients have come to me with makeup issues, but when we have broken it down, it is often the skincare underneath that isn’t quite right.

There are so many different brands of skincare available now, with lots of different advice, making it very confusing for some people. We’re also bombarded with new releases, trying to convince us that we need them; that they’re the answer to our concerns. Sometimes they might well be, but what suits one skin, can be completely wrong for another. We also don’t need a million step routine, although it can be tempting!

Throughout my makeup career I’ve been working with skin and always been fascinated with it. At the very beginnings I worked for Shiseido and loved using their technology to really look into the customer’s skin and develop an understanding of it. Since then I’ve learnt through working with different skincare brands and working on many different faces.

Six years ago I trained in Indian Head Massage and absolutely loved it – the power of touch is quite transformative. I’ve since trained in Natural Lift Facial Massage, Acupressure Facial Therapy, Guasha & Beauty Tool, Holistic Facials and Inter-oral Massage and continue to study more. I’ve just completed three days of training with Abigail James learning her signature Rejuvology, which I absolutely loved and can’t wait to share! I’ve also been delving deep into skin health through various studies and am learning all the time.

I’ve been incorporating these new skills into my make-up work, but I’ve also been developing my own holistic facials which I’m really excited about. More to come on those soon..

I’m really passionate about skin and skin health and want to learn as much as I can. I want to understand skin more as I’ve seen the difference it can make helping other women understand theirs. Sometimes just a simple product tweak can make the world of difference. It’s also of course other factors too, you can have the best skincare but if you’re not looking after yourself nutritionally, physically or mentally, then that will have an effect – on everything! It needs to be a 360 approach.

I’m deepening my knowledge all the time and love sharing it with you through the blog, but also if you’d like to know more through my facials and skin sessions.

Looking after our skin can be part of a lovely self care regime which can help us in so many ways, it’s also the foundation to the best make-up.

I’ve got lots of posts on skincare here (on my Instagram too) if you’d like to read more, but if you have any skincare questions than please shout! Or please let me know anything you’d like me to cover on the blog.