Dry skin can be a serious pain. I know first hand considering every facial I've ever gotten has been accompanied by the inevitable *gasp* "your skin is so dry and dehydrated!" I didn't realize just how dry my skin was until my first facial and since then, I've been on a quest to find the best products for me. After years and years of reading articles, speaking with estheticians, countless youtube videos, and TONS of trial and error; this is what I learned.
It is so important to exfoliate your skin. Although this step is important, it is also important to remember not to over-exfoliate. Exfoliating allows your moisturizing products to penetrate into your skin, making your skincare products more effective. Using a gentle exfoliator at night and going in once a week with a deep exfoliant will bring the biggest difference to your skin.
2. Moisturize & Prime
Moisturizing is key for bringing dull, flaky skin back to life. Without moisturizing your makeup can look cakey, emphasize texture, and age your skin. After moisturizing, it is best to use a primer that also has moisturizing properties. Primers that moisturize while also leaving your skin tacky are the best for achieving long wear makeup.
3. Avoid Matte Foundations
When searching for the perfect foundation be sure to dodge any foundation that has the word "matte" in the name. Instead, go for foundations that have dewy, satin, or natural finishes. This is one of the most important steps in making sure your dry skin looks fresh, young, and flawless.
4. Use Illuminating Powders
Whether it be setting your face, adding bronzer and blush, or highlighting, using powders with an illuminating finish is the major key to not making your dry skin too powdery.
5. Use Facial Mists
Setting your face is key to keeping your makeup on longer. It also is the key to eliminating any excess powder you may have on your face. Eliminating that excess powder will leave you with a much smoother, flawless finish to your skin. You can also reach for illuminating setting sprays for some added umph!