Makeup is tricky business for almost everyone to get just right. It’s always a balancing act to get all the components on in just the right combination to achieve a beautiful look.
But if you have dry skin, then those makeup challenges can become even greater. Skin that’s dry and flaky just doesn’t hold on to makeup as well, or the problems can show through the makeup. This can make the whole process quite frustrating.
Fortunately, the skincare and beauty researchers at Adore Cosmetics have several makeup tips for people with dry skin. Here’s what can help.
#1 Exfoliate and Moisturize
Prepping dry skin for makeup is a process that goes far beyond the makeup itself. By exfoliating once a week, you can remove dead skin cells and refresh your skin. Then, follow that up by moisturizing every day to keep skin as moist as possible. Both steps will go a long way toward helping your makeup look its best.
#2 Avoid Powders
Powder is frequently recommended when making makeup purchases to help smooth things out and fix them in place. But it really isn’t a good idea when you’re coping with dry and flaky skin. In reality, it’s just going to accentuate those areas of dryness and cause additional problems.
#3 Choose Cream and Liquid-Based Products
Creamy foundations and other products are a much better choice for people with dry skin. They can actually provide a moisturizing effect while at the same time setting the stage for better-looking makeup.
#4 Use the Right Lipstick
Lipstick that has a matte finish and those labeled as “long-lasting” tend to have chemicals that dry out your lips, leading to flaking and cracking. Sheer lipstick or lip gloss are better choices that moisturize the lips while you wear them.