Woman applying concealer

Good skin care is the “foundation” to a great makeup day. Luckily, achieving a smooth base doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are three steps to make sure your skin is foundation-ready:


  1. Get off to a smooth start.

To help with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne scars, PicoSure has you covered. If the idea of laser treatment scares you, fear not. While lasers of yesteryear relied on intense heat energy that often caused pain and redness, PicoSure delivers light energy in short bursts to quickly penetrate and treat the underlying issues, leaving the outer layer looking brighter and more youthful. In other words, you can reduce the appearance of skin surface inconsistencies with less irritation and downtime.


  1. Focus on the fundamentals.

The next step to great makeup is all about the basics: cleansing and moisturizing. Never leave your skin thirsty. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning and at night. For extra-dry skin, wash in the evening paired with a morning rinse. Add a serum, moisturizer, and eye cream after you wash.


  1. Soak more. Scrub less.

Indulge yourself when removing makeup. Using generous amounts of oil-based cleanser is good for your skin, plus it makes the process easier. Take special care around the eyes. Soak soft cotton pads with eye makeup remover, and press them gently over your eyes to loosen makeup. Then, pat — never rub — to remove.


Even toned, refreshed skin does wonders for your makeup application. Even better, PicoSure can give you an added confidence boost on those “no makeup” days. Ready to find a PicoSure provider in your area? Check out our practitioner locator to find a specialist near you!