Lets take a stand against the winter’s drying effects this year and say ” not me ” to dry, itchy, flaky skin and hello to hydrated, plump, luminous skin that just makes your makeup look effortlessly flawless. The foundation to having makeup that makes people say, “what are you using?” isn’t only in the quality of the cosmetics, but in what happens before you put on your makeup and the overall condition of your skin. Lets analyze this a bit if you have dry patchy skin and you put on foundation whether its liquid, cream or powder its going to sit on the chapped skin and settle around it (especially powder) therefore making your makeup application look blotchy and your problem skin is extremely noticeable. If you have smooth hydrated skin your application will be smooth and it will look flawlessly done! So what can we do to achieve hydrated skin in the harsh cold season ahead I’m happy to say lots of things lets take a look…
Lukewarm showers are very important to keeping our skin moisturized since hot water robs our skin of its natural moisture. Also try using gentle soaps if you have sensitive skin like Cetaphil. Use body scrubs and exfoliate moisturizers tend to be absorbed easier on exfoliated skin.
DIY face scrub
This scrub will help remove dull tired looking skin, Increase blood flow which helps with cell rejuvenation and reveal younger smoother looking skin!!
*Mix two ingredients together into a nice thick consistency
*Place scrub on your face and allow to sit for up to five minutes
*Gently scrub in circular motions avoiding the eye area
*Rinse well and moisturize skin
Ever since my skin has been losing some of its moisture the moisturizers I have turned to have been, Meaningful Beauty Glowing serum and Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer. I use the two together mostly at night after I wash my face with Bare Minerals Purifying facial cleanser and my Clarisonic Mia, I apply the serum first as serums penetrate the skin faster since they are so light weight and then on top of the serum I apply my moisturizer which is the Dramatically Different by Clinique. For around my eyes I have been using Benefit skincare line “It’s Potent!” eye cream and I have to say I love how these products have been working on my skin my face feels supple and not overly moisturized and no where near dry.
Drink plenty of water as well without water you will dry up and become dehydrated and that’s a whole other problem.
I hope this was helpful to you. Evaluate your skin if you’ve been wondering what you’re doing wrong with your makeup application it might not be that it just might be what you haven’t been doing before your foundation application.