How to apply makeup on Dry Skin and Avoid Flakes

Posted in Skincare on December 18 2021 at 05:03 PM

Dry skin is one of the few things that can ruin your makeup look. It can be difficult to maintain a smooth and even complexion in the winter, especially if you have dry skin that is peeling or flaking.

If you've tried countless times to slather your face in the most hydrating products but still feel like getting a smooth and even makeup application is impossible in the winter, we've got you covered. Here are some tips:


It's All in the Preparation

Start incorporating serums, moisturisers, and face mists with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin into your routine if you haven't already.


Exfoliate your skin!

Exfoliating, in addition to using moisturising skin care products, is one of the most effective ways to get rid of flaking skin. It also aids in product absorption, which may be hindered by flakes and dead surface skin cells that prevent penetration. Instead of harsh physical exfoliants like scrubs, the key to exfoliating dry skin is to use a gentle chemical exfoliant.


Do not bother with the Foundation

Instead of using a full-coverage foundation to cover any dry patches, use a lighter formula like a tinted moisturiser, BB cream, or CC cream. This will keep makeup from clinging to dry flakes and give you a cakey look.


Pat, but don't rub

When using a brush or a pressing technique with a makeup sponge to apply foundation to dry or peeling skin, make sure to apply it in one direction. You don't want to swish the brush around your face too much (in different directions) because it will cause friction on the skin, which will cause it to peel even more.


Be Strategic When Using Powders

Whether you're someone who has combination-to-dry skin or someone who likes a matte finish, you can use a powder, but you have to be strategic about placement. Also, make sure you choose a finely milled powder and one that isn't full coverage.

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