This can be a perfect description of winter! The winter takes away all the moisture from the skin. But there is no way one can avoid winter. Ditto for dry skin, keep it hydrated all the times. Dry skin can occur due to many reasons, mainly reduction of humidity in the weather, in the season of winter or sometimes also because of change in the climatic conditions. In some people it occurs due to hormonal imbalance, improper diet. Whatever may be the reasons for dry skin, it always gives the face a dull and dehydrated look, which makes it sensitive towards irritation, cracks, scales and early aging signs that include wrinkles and cracking of skin. Makeup at times can worsen the dry skin problem.
Following the right ways of makeup can change the situation
Wash your skin with a good face wash that comes for dry skin. Make sure that it doesn’t contain soap. Washing helps exfoliating and cleaning the face. After washing, apply a good moisturizer that is specifically made for dry skin. Leave on the moisturizer on the skin for 2-3 minutes, and then start with the makeup procedures.
Dry Skin MakeupA liquid foundation or a cream based foundation is the best option for the dry skinned people. These moisturize the skin and make the skin soft and supple. A powder or gel based foundation will act vice versa. Make sure that the moisturizer is dry before you put on the foundation, else the makeup will particulate. Usage of a makeup primer made especially for oily skin is the most perfect way to start the makeup as that creates an insulating layer on the skin that allows even application of the makeup and hides the dry patches. The ideal way of starting the makeup is the application of a concealer prior to the application of the foundation. Using different brushes to apply the foundation and the concealer can lessen the chances of uneven application and increase the chances of proper coverage.
Using cream eye-shadows is always recommended as these can be removed easily and they moisturize the skin. If you are in a situation that you find better shades in the powder eye-shadows than the cream ones, then you can create a creamy base on the eyelids with the cream foundation and then apply the powder foundation that would not dry the skin.
Using cream based blush is always advised in case of dry skin, as they tend to moisturize the skin along with giving the beautiful blushed effect. Powder blush can create a dry look on the already dry skin, making it worse.
Cracked lips are always a major issue that comes in winter whether your skin is dry or not. Application of a lip balm, chap-stick or a lip serum is always necessary before applying lipstick as it creates a protective base and makes the lips soft. Using moisturizing lipstick can always be a perfect solution for cracked lips. Reputed brands make these lipsticks that are available in various shades that will suit your skin type. You can also opt for colored lip-gloss that acts as a lipstick and gloss giving the lips the necessary moisture and adding a shine to the lips that can create a beautiful look. Liquid lip-colors create the same effect, making the lips look plump and full.
Whether someone has dry skin or not, makeup can always make anyone look good. It is just the matter of getting the right knowledge and information.