As the winter approaches, everyone starts to worry about skin as it tends to get more dry in this season. This is because the levels of humidity rise to a very high level and as a result, the moisture content is lost very easily. This needs to be corrected by keeping your skin fully moisturized. Especially during makeup, it is very necessary to follow practices that do not disturb the hydration of the skin.
Looking at the various factors that affect the moisturization of skin and make it dry, we researched on how to do makeup in such a way that it keeps the skin soft and supple without causing dryness and flaky texture. Let’s have a look at all these factors.
How does makeup make your skin dry?
Most of the time, makeup products are formulated in such a way that they use the moisture from the skin to mix and blend. A lot of low quality makeup products do not come with moisturising ability. The silicone base of a lot of makeup products clings to the surface of the skin and that is how dry patches and flakes start appearing.
Along with that, the excessive rubbing during the makeup procedure can also cause the skin to get dry. That is why, it is very important to choose makeup products wisely and also apply them in such a way that they do not disturb the hydration of the skin.
Follow these steps to avoid skin dryness
While doing makeup, you can follow certain steps to keep the moisture content up to the mark. Here are some of the products that can be used effectively to prevent dryness.
While washing your face before doing makeup, use a face wash that is extremely gentle and moisturising. A face wash that comes with goat milk extract or aloe Vera is particularly very suitable for dry skin. Do not use granular scrub on dry skin as it tends to rip off the skin cells. You can also use a cleansing milk for facial cleansing.
Needless to say, moisturizer is a must-to-use product for dry skin. You have to apply it in order to keep your skin equipped with the necessary water content for the entire day. Korean face moisturizer is also a recommended choice for dry skin. It will soften the dead and dry skin cells and make your skin more nourished. Not only before makeup, you should use a moisturizer all the time if you are vulnerable to excessive dryness.
Now coming towards prepping for makeup, use a good quality primer that is formulated for dry skin. Apply it all over your face and let it sit for some time before you move on to the application of foundation.
Foundations are mostly known to cause dryness. So pay special attention when purchasing it. Patch test it on a small part of your skin and check if it is moisturizing or not. Apply it on your skin and blend it gently. Don’t be harsh during blending otherwise it will flake out.
Now comes the step of setting the foundation. Choose a setting powder for dry skin and apply it all over your face. You can apply it using a light bristled brush or sponge. Let it sit for a second until all of your foundation is all set. You can then brush off the excess of the product.
After completing the rest of your makeup, you need to fix it using a good quality makeup spray. One step that a lot of people don’t consider is that they don’t spray the fixing product from a specific distance. If you spray it too near the skin, it can cause flakiness of your makeup and your foundation will break into lines. Spray it from a few inches away and let it completely dry.
No skin condition is difficult to treat if you just stay careful. You should know what you are applying on your face. Follow proper guidelines and you’ll be totally good to go for any event.