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Find the Best Foundation for Dry Skin

By Senior Editor
Food Pyramid - 22 Mar, 2013

The thought of being able to just run into your nearest department store to pick up a foundation that appears to match your skin tone may prove more difficult than it seems. Choosing a foundation that is a good color match as well as a good match for the type of skin can be even more complicated. Although looking good is certainly a consideration when wearing foundation and make up in general, ensuring the foundation chosen is equally as good for the skin is certainly something that should be considered especially if you need to use a foundation that is made specifically for dehydrated skin.

A foundation may look nice on the skin; however, there could be ingredients in the foundation that are not particularly suited for one’s skin type. If you are one of many people with normally dehydrated skin, it is necessary to either use a foundation that has a moisturizer included in the ingredients or you will need to find a separate moisturizer that will work well with the foundation you have chosen. There are a host of foundations available on the market. It may take some time, and a little research to find best foundation for dry skin to your skin suitability. However, it will be well worth it when you do.

Following are a few tips in selecting and applying your personal best foundation for dry skin:

  • Color matching is important as you don’t want to wear a foundation that compliments your natural skin tone without covering it up. The best ways to test for color matching is to either blend a small amount into the skin on your face or on your inner arm area.
  • Moisturize your skin prior to applying foundation even if your foundation has moisturizer included. People with dehydrated skin will find the added moisture helpful; especially when the foundation is removed.
  • Apply the best foundation for dry skin that is right for you with a make-up sponge or wedge for even coverage.
  • Set foundation with a light powder by gently brushing over the foundation.
  • Wash face thoroughly. After you remove your makeup, make sure to thoroughly wash the face; ensuring all make up is removed. Pat the skin dry to avoid irritation, and apply a moisturizer that can be safely worn overnight.

Following are some ingredients to look for when choosing the best foundation for dry skin. Natural oils such as the ones listed below absorb into the skin easily and are a great healer for dry skin.

  • Almond Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Safflower Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil

Here are some ingredients to avoid if you have moderate to severe dehydrated skin as they generally clog the pores and can lead to breakouts.

  • Lanolin
  • Mineral Oil
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Isopropyl palmitate
  • Isopropyl isostearate
  • Butyl stearate
  • Isostearyl neopentanoate
  • Myristyl myristate
  • Decyl oleate
  • Octyl stearate
  • Octyl palmitate
  • Isocetyl stearate
  • PPG2 myristyl propionate

Choosing the best foundation for dry skin that is right for you and accommodates not only your complexion but also your skin type is important and possible. It may take a little more work than expected, but once again, when you find what works best for your dehydrated skin, the effort would have been well worth it.

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  • Lucy Wells

    Hey girls if you want a little help finding the right foundation, you should check out http://www.beauty.ps/tool/foundation. It’s wonderful for girls who have particularly dry skin as it will find the perfect foundation (and shade!) for you. I really like it and hope you’ll enjoy it too :).

    Have a beautiful day Xx

    Lucy