Regardless of how good your makeup and makeup technique is, dry skin can ruin the finished effect. At Dermatique we look to treat dry skin at the cause - within the skin itself. With a few simple tips, you can create a smooth, nourished, protected base to which to apply your makeup, which will conceal blemishes and protect skin from future dryness.1. Choose your moisturiser
With any skincare product there are only so many properties it can contain. Creams and lotions which promise to moisturise, protect from the sun and provide anti-ageing benefits are unlikely to be able to fulfil such claims - or at least not in the way that they should.
In our opinion, your first choice of moisturiser should be simply that - one that moisturises. This will ensure that the ingredients you add to your skin are solely created to reduce dryness, increase moisture retention and really focus on the smaller dry patches. This removes the risk of any filler ingredients which aren’t really needed and prevents irritation, as the skin is exposed to a lower mix of ingredients. You can add sunscreen and anti-ageing serums afterwards but your first base once the face is washed, is a good intense dry skin moisturiser.
- Primers for dry skin
Our Recuperating Cream is especially formulated to rid the skin of dry patches and create a noticeably smoother, more flawless base which makes for the perfect texture to then apply makeup. Unlike other primers, it is designed to protect the skin with natural ingredients such as Urea, which will dissolve excess skin build up and leave the skin underneath smooth and nourished. It can be applied up to minutes before makeup and will sink into the skin, leaving a dewy, healthy glow that isn’t greasy. Take a look here
- Applying makeup to dry skin
If you find yourself at applying stage without the chance to deal with dry skin first, the best way to minimse flaking is to mix a little moisturiser with your usual foundation and apply with a brush in round, sweeping motions. This will help moisturise flaky skin and allow you to build up the colour, without drawing attention to the dry patches. Stay light on any powders or concealers added - these will clog around the dry patches and make them more noticeable.
- Removing makeup
Some makeup removers and cleansers can be harsh on the skin and strip it of natural oils, which are essential to keeping the skin hydrated. Choose one that leaves the skin feeling clean, but moisturised and avoid the tight, dry feeling that removers containing a high alcohol content can often produce. Dry skin needs extra care - so don’t forget to add an intense moisturiser as soon as makeup is removed and circle it into the skin gently until it absorbs. This will help protect skin from further damage and dehydration throughout the night, while plumping fine lines and improving texture.
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