Dry skin is one of the most common among-est the skin problems in women and this problem gets aggravated in cold winters in particular. Though regular moisturizing and hydration is a good solution for dry skin, it can also be hidden by doing the right makeup. If you have dry patches and flaky skin, uses of the right products and right makeup technique can actually make a huge difference transforming your dry and dull skin to glowing and radiant one.
Here are some tips to put makeup on dull and dry skin:
- Cleansing with a mild soap/face wash
Cleansing is the most basic step of makeup for all kinds of skin, because it actually prepares your skin for makeup. Start by washing your face with a mild and gentle face wash or soap with moisturizing properties, in case your skin is dull and dry. Follow it up with application of a good quality, hydrating moisturizing lotion.
- Apply cream based foundation and makeup
If your skin is dry and dull, cream based or liquid foundation can be your best bet to hide those dry, flaky patches. Instead of a heavy foundation, you can actually try out a tinted moisturizer which not only provides a smooth base for your makeup but also provides natural hydration to your skin and helps it to breathe. A BB cream can also be an effective solution for getting a good coverage as well as hydration for your dry skin.
- Extra Care for chapped lips
If you have dry skin, you also have the tendency to have chapped lips, because somewhere lips make the most important aspect while makeup. So you need to pay some extra attention to hydrating your lips. Apply a homemade, mix of honey and sugar, to them once a week to exfoliate the dead skin cells from your lips. Applying a lip balm overnight will protect your lips from winter dryness.
- The Right Lipstick
Another makeup tip for doing your dry and dull skin is to use a hydrating lip gloss instead of matte lipstick for lip makeup. While a lip gloss gives a juicy look to your lips, matte based lipsticks can actually rob your lips of their natural moisture. When your lips look hydrated, it gives the perfect makeup for dry and dull skin.
- Avoid using powder
If your skin is dull and dry, you have to use powder very sparingly as it can give you a flaky look. If you are prone to getting shine on your T zone, you can take the liberty of dusting a little of powder on your forehead, nose and chin, otherwise it is wise to skip it in your makeup.
- Bronzer and Blush
Give your skin a healthy tanned look by applying a bronzer with a soft, wide brush. Dust it along your cheeks, forehead, chin and bridge of the nose. Follow it up with a blusher so that your cheeks look rosy and blushing. Blending these products well is of key significance so that you look perfectly natural and not made up.
- Refresh your skin at regular intervals
After the makeup is done, make sure that you refresh your skin several times during the day; this can be done by keeping a hydrating toner ready. Spray it on your face at regular intervals and have fresh and hydrated looking skin through the day.
- Exfoliation and moisturizing
Women who have a tendency of skin dryness, regular exfoliation and moisturizing becomes all the more important. Dryness means dead skin and exfoliation makes the best way to get rid of dead skin, and at the same time, you need to moisturize it daily. Use a cream instead of lotion to replenish your skin with its natural oils. Overnight application over face and neck give you perfect skin for makeup.
In addition to following a good makeup routine for dry skin, you should concentrate on a hydrating diet, with plenty of water, fresh fruits and vegetables and cereals. Good skin care and hygiene is also a must.