If someone suffers from dry skin, getting the perfect makeup can be a bit of a challenge. I say this because people with dry skin may suffer from acne or other specific issues. On top of that, applying makeup on top of it can be frustrating. But we don’t have to worry about this because there are specific tips on picking the right makeup for dry skin.
Finding the right foundation for dry skin
Foundation can be difficult to apply evenly and smoothly, especially when you have dry skin. Look at the ingredients list on the foundation you’re considering buying. If you see ingredients like mineral oil, paraffin, and beeswax. These ingredients are heavy and waxy and will clog your pores.
If your skin is dehydrated, look for a foundation that contains glycerin or hyaluronic acid. These are humectants, which help attract water to your skin.
Don’t pick a foundation based entirely on colour match or coverage alone. While this is an essential factor, don’t just buy the first one that matches your skin tone and call it good. Make sure that it provides enough coverage without being too thick or heavy.
Prep your skin before you put on makeup
When prepping your skin before putting on makeup, think of it as priming your wall before painting. You want to create a smooth surface that will hold the paint for a long time and not chip off easily. While this may seem common sense, many women don’t prepare their skin correctly before putting on makeup. The result of this is that their makeup looks cakey or uneven and doesn’t last as long as it should.
Cleanse thoroughly! It’s essential to remove all traces of dirt, oil and makeup from your face. This will give you a spotless slate and make it easier for moisturizers and other products to work their magic. Soap, cleansing oil or an exfoliating scrub can all be used to remove any dirt or impurities on your face. Exfoliate your skin. It needs some help if it’s feeling rough and bumpy. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells.
Choose products that balance your skin’s oil production
There’s no way to control oil production, but you can balance it with the products you use. By understanding your skin type, you can make the best choices when it comes to skincare products and makeup.
Many people with oily skin find that using an astringent lotion or toner helps clean their skin without making it feel dry. A toner is typically a liquid or gel used after washing that has properties to help close pores and tighten skin. Astringent lotions are similar to the addition of an antiseptic to help fight bacteria and prevent breakouts.
Switch liquid foundations for powder
For some people, the easiest way to alleviate dry skin is to switch to powder makeup, especially during the winter months. Powder foundations are more hydrating than liquid foundations and they tend to last longer on the skin.
Face powders are great for people with dry skin because they absorb excess moisture, allowing your skin to breathe and prevent your makeup from cracking. They also offer a more natural finish that won’t look caked on as a heavy-duty liquid foundation might. Powder foundations typically have the same coverage as liquid foundations, so you can still achieve that flawless look without all the added grease.