Anyone with dry skin can attest to this: applying makeup is no easy feat. More often than not, pores and flaky skin end up being more noticeable than the usual.
So for a more flawless finish, below are 3 habits you should steer clear of, stat:
Habit # 1: You’re not prepping your skin right
Believe it or not, even the best foundations can’t combat dryness on its own. If you have dry skin, this only means you have to double up on the moisture. Before applying your regular moisturizers, consider slathering serum on your face, which will be deeply absorbed by your skin.
Habit # 2: You tend to reach for matte makeup
While we don’t suggest that you ditch these all-time goodies, it’s best to use it strategically (think only powdering the parts of your face where you concealed). To add to that, treat liquid products that promise a dewy finish as your new go-to. Matte products will only emphasize your parched skin.
Habit # 3. Your skincare products are alcohol-filled
When in doubt, it’s best to re-check your current skincare routine and see what aids in the dryness. One common culprit? Products that have high-alcohol content. For instance, there are many toners out there that suck out your moisture, so it’s best to reach for skin-friendly products that should feel calming on the face, and not like your skin is being stripped down.
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