For many people with dry skin, foundation is a constant problem. Even formulas which are marketed for dry skin can often cling to areas of dryness and make the face look patchy. In fact, one of the only foolproof ways to get make up to sit well on dry skin is to take certain steps to prepare it before applying, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get your skin ready:
Step One – Cleanse
When it comes to cleansing dry skin, you want to make sure your skin is clean without stripping away even more of the natural oils that nourish your skin. Decleor Bi-phase Caring Cleanser and Makeup Remover is the ideal products for this as it actually nourishes your skin as it removes even the toughest dirt and waterproof make up.
Step Two – Exfoliate
One of the most important steps in dealing with dry skin is exfoliating. When you get that patchy efect on your foundation, it’s because the pigment is clinging to patches of dry skin, but exfoliating will get rid of these patches and allow the foundation to go on smoothly. We recommend Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads for keeping skin smooth and flake-free.
Step Three – Hydrating Mist
Moisture is the key to getting your make up to sit right, so using a hydrating mist directly after exfoliating is essential. Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist is a refreshing antioxidant shield with flash-firming properties which will improve skin texture while intensely hydrating dry, dehydrated skin.
Step Four – Moisturise
Now is the moment that you add your moisturiser and dry skin needs something powerful to adequately hydrate it. Decleor Cica Botanic Balm is a 100% natural moisturiser which is perfect for very dry skin and will soothe, repair, and protect the skin.
Step Five – Oil
It may seem like you’ve added enough moisture to your skin by now, but adding a skin oil after your foundation is a sure-fire way to get perfect skin. Decleor Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum is designed to leave skin visibly smoother, softer and glowing with radiance.
Once you’ve completed all of your steps, you’re now ready to apply your foundation. We recommend an oil-based formula which will continue to hydrate the skin and won’t cling to areas of dryness.