Makeup Tricks for Dry Skin

People who suffer from dry skin will know all too well that it can often feel itchy and uncomfortable and there are times when moisturizing simply doesn’t seem to get the job done. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that those in the know can give their dry skin a new lease of life without having to reach for the cocoa butter every five minutes.

Get Hydrated

GET HYDRATEDStaying hydrated is key and most people don’t drink as much water as they need to. Reaching for the water any time that the skin feels a little dry will help to hydrate the body from the inside, while eating fruits and vegetables that have a high water content will also help to do the job.

Avoid Harsh Cleansing Routines

While cleansing is a good way to remove dirt and bacteria from the skin, using harsh cleansers can strip the natural oils from the skin that it needs to stay hydrated and healthy. People who have dry skin should choose oil based cleansers that contain natural ingredients such as almond oil, olive fruit and jojoba.

Pay Attention to Skin Prep

In order to keep flaky skin at bay it is essential to follow a exfoliation routine. Finding a good moisturizer is also essential for people who have dry skin and the moisturizer should be applied both in the morning and at night.

Moisturize when Applying Foundation

Many types of foundations can dry out the skin, especially if they are not suited to the specific skin type of the person who is applying the foundation. It is best to spend a little time testing out different types of foundations and select one that is designed for dry skin that will moisturize the skin while also providing flawless cover.

Choose Hydrating Lip Balms

The lips can also get very dry, especially in the winter. Lip balms are an ideal way to moisturize the lips and a thin layer of lip balm can be applied underneath lipstick if desired.