Dry Skin

Preventing and managing dry skin.

By GLOWIFY

The easiest way to tell if your skin is dry is by looking at it’s texture. If it is flakey and you can see the skin lifting off the surface, that means you are dry. 

Now I do have to say, one of the greatest things I come across when doing peoples makeup is, when someone has dry skin, it generally looks absolutely flawless (especially without makeup). Why? Well this because your pores are so tight, they are almost non existent to the sight which makes for visually a very smooth looking skin. 

However, because of the pores being tight, you don’t produce a lot of oil (sebum) which is there to protect and moisturise your skin. Therefore you have to work a little harder when doing your skincare routine. Pros and cons to everything right?

“Don’t be afraid to prep your skin with an oil before your foundation. This will really allow your foundation to sit smoothly on the skin without creating texture.”

What to do to prevent dry skin?

  1. Make sure you are using a buffing grain about once a week to exfoliate away any dry/dead skin on the face.
  2. Look for skincare with more of a balm or oil texture.
  3. Use foundations with serum bases to prolong hydration in the skin and prevent flakey skin being visible.
  4. Try out overnight moisturising mask or balms when the skin needs it to treat any dryness.
  5. Don’t be afraid to prep your skin with an oil before your foundation. This will really allow your foundation to sit smoothly on the skin without creating texture.
  6. Choose cream based makeup over powder.
  7. If and when you do set your makeup with a setting powder, make sure you use a small brush and only apply on areas that you can see any excess shine.

I hope this helps you out if you have dry skin! Like dehydrated skin, a facial steamer will also really help to put moisture in the skin and allow all your moisturisers/ serums to go deeper into the skin.

Till next time!

G x

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