Makeup for Acidic Skin

Have you ever experienced that after hours (or minutes) of having your makeup done, your foundation shade turned darker than your skin tone? You must be ACIDIC!

More and more brides I have bumped into have this skin problem. Being a chemistry graduate and a makeup artist at the same time, I was faced with the challenge to integrate my college studies with my chosen field of profession. So I decided to create this blog entry to give a little piece of information about Makeup and Acidic Skin.

RELATED STUDIES

According to Jennifer Laz, a licensed aesthetician, “There is an intimate relationship between digestive health and beautiful skin. A highly functioning and healthy digestive tract means fewer skin imbalances and irritations. The opposite is also true. A sluggish, weak or overloaded digestive tract leads to inflammation, toxic build-up and malnutrition. One or more of these problems can easily and rapidly lead to skin conditions like dehydration, premature wrinkling, loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation, rash and acne breakouts. The link between digestive health and acne is especially substantial.

This is not a new information at all but what most people don’t know is the link between digestive health (or health, in general)and pH balance of the body. pH balance of the body are all affected by the food we consume, stress levels, activity levels, and emotions. For example, the food we eat can be either acidic or basic. If we eat acidic foods most of the time, our body pH level will be imbalanced. Too much stress and lack of sleep (which is quite common to brides) also adds up to this problem.

pH literally means “potential of Hydrogen”. It is the measure of acidity or basicity of a substance – or in our system. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most basic. A balanced pH is 7 (which is the pH level of distilled water).

In a research conducted by Joachim Fluhr, MD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the SFVAMC and UCSF, and his colleagues lead by SFVAMC dermatologist Peter Elias, MD, a UCSF professor of dermatology, they concluded that “the skin is generating the acid as it converts phospholipids into fatty acids, one of the natural steps in the formation of the skin barrier.  Blocking this conversion has a marked effect on the acidity as well as the skin’s integrity and cohesiveness,”

According to these related studies, the skin is generating acid in order to protect the skin. However, if we intake too much acid on a daily basis, our body pH level might be imbalanced leading to acidic skin.

SIGNS OF ACIDIC SKIN

Some clients doesn’t know that they are acidic until such time that their makeup was done. So here are some signs for you to find out:

  • Makeup turns dark after a few hours (or minutes) after application
  • Very pale face
  • Eyes tear easily
  • Cracks at the corner of the lips

MAKEUP FOR ACIDIC SKIN

   The first thing I do apply a face primer. This way, your makeup will have screen or a barrier from the skin which lessens the possibility of oxidizing the makeup. I also use a foundation that’s TWO SHADES LIGHTER than the client’s skin tone. It will look odd at first but soon as the makeup turns dark, it will more or less be the same as your skin tone. Some skin reacts in just a few minutes of applying foundation while others react after an hour or so. I also recommend the usage of eye primer prior to application of the eye shadow to avoid the color from losing its intensity. People with acidic skin tend to be too oily so I also avoid blushers with shimmer as it might cause the skin to look dewy at first, then oily later on. Finally, I set the makeup using an anti-shine powder.

I really recommend a trial makeup session for brides-to-be with acidic skin so we would be able to get the correct and appropriate foundation shade for your skin tone. I have had clients with acidic skin though, who did not have any trial makeup and went well.

Was this blog entry helpful? Let me know your thoughts.
Leave me a comment! 🙂 

It’s Payback Time Promo (It’s Back!)

Posted by Khali Erik Delos Reyes, Wedding Makeup Artist Philippines

hashtag

Dear Brides,

Due to insistent public demand, we are bringing back our “It’s Payback Time” promo. This time, we want to extend our promo and we are giving away 30 slots for this promo.

3 (1)
Click photo to enlarge flyer.

How to Avail the promo?

  1. Shoot us an email with the subject “IT’S PAYBACK TIME 2” together with the Bride’s Name, Groom’s Name, Contact Number, Date of Wedding, Time of Wedding and Hotel for Preparation to confirm the availability of your wedding date. Send these information to froilanerikartistry@gmail.com 
  2. Once date is available, please fill up booking form at www.froilanerikartistry.com/booknow.
  3. Fill up all required fields on the booking form. On the ‘Package to Avail’ field, write
    “It’s Payback Time Promo”.
  4. Once we receive your booking information, we will send you the Payment Reservation Form together with the bank details where you could send your Php 5,000 downpayment within five (5) days. Please take note that bank details will only be given to those who have accomplished their booking forms.
  5. Contract will be sent the following day once the downpayment is received. Upon receipt of contract, the date will be blocked on our calendar.

blog (1) blog (1) blog (2) blog (5) blog (3) blog (6) blog (4) blog (7) marygrace (4) blog (8)

Are you the next FroilanErik bride? Book Now! Limited slots only. We’d love to be part of your wedding.

Fierce and Love,

cropped-new-logo-2.jpg