The first step in professional makeup is learning about caring for the skin. It is very important to have a health skin beacuase this is the canvas in which we do all our creative work. Without a good base, a smooth, clean and healthy canvas to start with it makes our job a lot harder. As a professional it is also important that we take care of our own skin because we want to project a good and positive frist impression. what you see is what you get, if you cant look after your own skin why will a client hire you to look after theirs.
Dont put of looking after your skin because of cost, you dont hve to spend a lot of money to buy skin care products, inexpensive drug store products will work just as well.