Tips for Prepping Dry Skin for Makeup Application

Ever found that your skin seems older after wearing makeup? Usually, this is a common problem with dry skin. Our skin seems pale and wrinkled as a result of the foundation and concealer sucking away the almost perceptible moisture. Preparing our skin with moisturizing products before we begin our day's makeup is an easy way to solve this issue.

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A number of factors, including specific medical problems, physiological imbalances, avitaminosis, UV exposure, inappropriate skincare practices, harsh ingredient-containing cosmetics, dry climates, and more, can cause the skin to become excessively dry. The skin gets parched, the lipid barrier's protective qualities deteriorate, flakiness, peeling, and irritation arise, and microscopic surface fissures might show up. Therefore, to obtain a dewy, radiant look, makeup for dry skin has to moisturize our skin in addition to contouring and covering imperfections.

Here is a step-by-step method on preparing our skin before applying makeup:

1. Clear Out The Dirt. A gentle cleanser that eliminates debris and dirt without depleting our skin of its natural oils is a good place to start our skincare regimen. Make sure the cleaner we plan to use has the right ingredients first. We should stay away from two of the most often used cleansing agents by manufacturers: sodium lauryl and sodium laureth sulfate. They dry out the skin, remove its natural oils, and are very harsh on it. Softer surfactants such as lauryl glucoside, coco glucoside, and disodium cocoyl glutamate are the healthier alternatives. Additionally, it is best to use cleansing foams rather than cleansing gels because the former are gentler and more effective at soothing the skin.

2. Remove dead skin by exfoliating. The texture of our skin is improved by a light scrub, even if many may suggest against using one on dry skin due to irritation and redness. To get a flawless basis for makeup application, beauty professionals advise mild exfoliation. The dead skin on top that can give our faces a weary, gloomy, and aging appearance is removed during exfoliating. Enzyme peels are the safest exfoliating option for dry skin. Their soft nature ensures that the skin is not irritated and they are moderate, gentle, and free of acids. Ideally, this should be done once every week. Enzymes tolerate heat and moisture well. It will thus be more effective if we perform this type of peel while bathing and wearing a mask.

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3. Use a toner to revive the skin. In order to provide dry skin the much-needed moisture, hydrating toners function to eliminate any remaining dead skin. Moreover, toners enhance the ingredients' absorption for potential later use.

4. Moisturize. Choose a face moisturizer or cream that is designed specifically to address dry skin issues. A nice choice would be creams having a 24- to 48-hour moisturizing potential. Utilize products containing aloe vera since it is a succulent plant species that is high in antioxidants and has humectants that help the skin retain moisture. Concentrate extra on regions like the corners of our lips or our cheeks that are susceptible to peeling.

Numerous environmental (heavy surfactants, strong exfoliators, prolonged sun exposure) and internal (certain medical disorders, dietary deficiencies) factors can contribute to dry skin. Our skin may be brought back to its natural, youthful condition with the help of a dermatologist-recommended skincare regimen and appropriate defense against environmental harm.


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