Tips on Makeup and Skin care by Itchya Karki
"Let's get to know a few tips and tricks on applying makeup on a regular basis."
Itchya Karki is managing director at her own salon i.e. The Beauty Bar Nepal. Besides owning and managing her salon, she is also a model, actress, and TV show host. She's been providing various beauty services in her salon from makeup and glam to manicures and pedicures. She has also been providing makeup and hairstyling classes to beauty enthusiasts. She is an inspiration to many youngsters.
Recently, we had an interview with Itchya Karki where we asked her about makeup and skincare routine and few tips for makeup enthusiasts. Here are a few tips by Itchya Karki on Skin Care and makeup.
Can you give some tips on taking care of the skin for women who have to apply makeup on regular basis?
Skin is one of the vital and largest organs of the body. And, for people who want to or have to apply makeup on regular basis, it is very important to take care of your skin. Because when you are applying makeup it may clog your pores.
The most important and no. 1 rule when you are thinking about taking care of the skin for people who apply makeup regularly is to take it off. Make sure the makeup is removed very very well.
More than applying it's about the removal of makeup. So, make sure your makeup is removed very well. Or else you might get clogged pores, blackheads, or acne breakouts.
Another thing is investing in good double cleansing products. For eg- an oil cleanser and foam cleanser. First, you do the oil-based cleansing then you do foam cleansing that way the makeup is removed.
Also, while you wear makeup regularly. Make sure that the pre-makeup is on the point that means you have to wear nice sunscreen, and a nice moisturizer, so that the skin is not affected by makeup.
Can you share your daily basic makeup and skincare routine with us?
I do not wear makeup daily. I wear makeup when I have to go to events, or when I'm shooting, or when I have to do youtube.
So, as for my daily skincare routine, after I wake up I double cleanse, then I apply my serum, either a vitamin e or a hyaluronic acid-based serum depending upon the weather. Basically, when it's summer I use vitamin E, and when it's winter, my skin is a bit dehydrated so I use a hyaluronic acid-based serum. And after that, I will moisturize and let it sit for 2 to 3 mins until it's soaked into my skin and then apply a thick layer of sunscreen. So throughout the day, since I'm not wearing makeup, I'll just reapply the sunscreen.
Does the skincare routine differ during the summer and winter seasons? If yes, then why is it so?
Definitely, I think winter and summer skincare is a bit different. Because during winter, there is less moisture in the air due to which you want to use hydrating products to your skin. Whereas in the summer it's very hot and you sweat a lot so you wanna use products that kind of help towards removing blackheads and acne, I feel.
In winter, you need to moisturize and use hydrating products more as compared to summer. It also depends upon your skin type and how it reacts to the environment.
Can you share a few tips and tricks on loving your skin more during this winter?
So, in general speaking, most people during the winter have dry skin and dehydrated skin due to lack of moisture in the air. So one of the tricks would be- even though we, Nepalese love to sit in the sun and soak in, make sure to moisturize a lot and make sure you reapply the sunscreen. These are the golden rules when it comes to skincare.