Makeup on dry skin can result in a flaky or cakey look. But with little preparation and the right moisturising products and application techniques, you can achieve a perfect makeup look on dry skin!
Dry skin type is difficult to deal with when it comes to makeup application as it requires care and preparation. The primary issues of working on a dry-skin base include flakiness, dullness, redness, and of course, dryness. This is because makeup doesn’t absorb easily into dry skin, resulting in a flaky or caked appearance. But with good skincare and the right products and technique, a flawless, radiant makeup look is not impossible.
If you have dry skin, these tips should help you!
Exfoliation Is a Top Priority
Skincare before makeup is essential for dry skin. The key is to start gentle exfoliation for a clean and smooth base. Exfoliating helps remove the dead skin cells accumulated on the skin’s surface, reducing the dullness, dry patches, uneven skin tone, and other issues. Exfoliating after cleansing leaves the skin appearing healthy and nourished. But if you don’t want to go about twice the wash (to avoid over-stripping the natural oils), consider using an exfoliating cleanser. It is probably the easiest way to keep your skin soft and vibrant while achieving an even base for makeup.
Move On to Moisturizer
Moisturisers hydrate the skin while keeping it plump, lush, and youthful. While moisturisation is essential for every skin type, it feels like an obligation for those who aren’t regular with a skincare routine. For dry skin individuals— deep hydration is the best weapon against dryness. After you’re done with exfoliation, apply a rich and nourishing moisturiser. You can also apply face oil as the final moisture coat. These measures will help get rid of adamant dry areas (if any). But don’t fall into the trap of over-moisturizing, as it can clog the pores and further disrupt the already cramped moisture barrier of dry skin.
Sealing With Primer
Face primers are like makeup insurance— they’re not mandatory but add immense value. Just as you wouldn’t apply heat to your hair without using a heat-protecting serum to protect them from hair damage, you do not want to slash the period of your glam look by ditching primer. This magical substance contributes to creating a flawless base for your makeup application, precisely what dry skin needs.
Primers also aid in skin hydration. Use a hydrating primer to enhance hydration and avoid a crunchy foundation layer. A hydrating, luminous primer also helps get a glowy, dewy makeup look. If you have dry skin, you want to look out for primers that contain hydrating and soothing ingredients like Vitamin E and, at the same time, are free of preservatives and paraben to avoid skin irritation.
Perfecting The Base— Foundation
The foundation is another critical aspect in achieving a flawless base. The best foundation for dry skin has a creamy, light, and luminous formula. Luminous foundations are lightweight but sink into the skin and hydrate it, giving it a smooth, dissolved, and bright appearance rather than a cakey one. You want to avoid powders as they can dehydrate the skin rather than moisturise it, making it look flakier by sitting on the dry spots.
Don’t Leave Behind The Lips
Dry lips can be a problem for skin that is vulnerable to flakiness. As part of daily skincare, use heavy-duty lip balm during the day an exfoliating lip mask before bedtime. Focus on pout and corners as that’s where flakiness is more prone. Apply lip balm at the base, then apply a moisturising lipstick or a gloss. You might want to avoid mattifying lipsticks to avoid drying out the lips.
Set It All Makeup Spray and Enjoy!
We’re now officially in the final step— makeup fixer. Setting sprays add moisture, replenish the skin, and lock everything in. You want to spray it on after you’ve completed all of your other makeup. It satiates parched skin without shifting any makeup beneath. You’ll adore what setting spray can do for you— it doesn’t merely extend the life of the makeup look; it also gives dry skin a smoother and even skin texture. To put it another way, it gives you a more flawless and radiant makeup look.
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