Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beauty 101: Tips & tricks for combatting dry /dull skin

Anyone who has dry skin knows that the winter weather brings about its own unique skin care challenges.  Dry skin tends to appear dull and flaky in the cold, making it difficult to keep your makeup looking dewy.  Use the following tips to help your dull skin glow and your makeup looking fresh all day long.

1.            Once to twice a week use a gentle exfoliator that is designed for dry skin.  This means it will effectively exfoliate the dead skin cells and clean the skin, but will not strip the skin of its natural oils.  For in-between uses, choose a hydrating cleanser.

2.            Use a hydrating oil free moisturizer; it is essential in any dry skin care routine. Dry skin needs hydration to stay healthy; however, omitting oil based moisturizers ensures that your face will not look greasy.

3.            Use a foundation primer. Primers tend to be silicone based, which make them ideal for sealing in moisture with the added benefit of reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores. Smashbox Photo Finish which is one of the preferred primers of make-up artists everywhere has a hydrating primer.

4.            Choose makeup that is designed for dry skin.  Formulas that work well for dry skin are designed to be hydrating, long-wearing, and has a creamy consistency.

To keep your makeup looking dewy and fresh throughout the day, use a refreshing mist, such as Evian refreshing spray, which will help keep the skin moisturized and your makeup flawless.

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