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ly Dry Skin
It's not something I'm consuming, I have always eaten a ton of fresh fruits and veggies daily, but I'm not sure what the problem is with my dry skin. I'm 24 & live in Los Angeles, so maybe it's the weather? But I've always lived here and I never used to have this problem up until about a year ago. I've been looking for answers everywhere and I'm really trying to find a solution to this dryness. Any suggestions?
I have the same problem with makeup and my skin. My skin when bare does NOT look horribly dry, however, when I apply foundation it tends to look patchy & flaky in some areas & not attractive at all.
I went to Sephora and asked for help and a wonderful cast member introduced me to Diorskin Nude Hydrating Liquid Foundation. I was using Mac Pro Longwear before & it dried out my skin badly.
The Sephora cast member also introduced me to moisturizing mists. After she applyed the Dior foundation to my skin she misted my face 5-6 times w/ AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Mist. That mist helped the makeup look smooth & made my skin feel less tight.
However, it had such a strong fragrance that I ended up switching to Urban Decay's Dew Me spray, which is heaven sent! I am also looking forward to trying Urban Decay Guardian Angel Mositure SPF 8 Spray (not available on Sephora) in the future.
Another trick I learned to keep my skin hydrated when wearing makeup, is to layer hydrating serums & moisturizers underneath foundation in thin layers.
Before I apply my foundation, I apply an anti-aging serum (to combat fine lines), then I apply a hydrating serum (I'm currently using Fresh Soy Face serum...also recently reccomended to me by a Sephora cast member), then I apply a mositurizer with SPF (I'm using Josie Maran Argan Moisturizer SPF 40), then lastly I apply Perricone MD Face Finishing Mositurizer, which really smooths out my skin and preps it for foundation. Then I also apply a primer to my skin such as TooFaced Primer or Smashbox Photofinish.
I know that sounds like a lot of products, however, it actually works. I thought using too many products might clog pores or be bad for my skin, however, my skin has actually been noticeably better since all the products I mentioned are high quality. I read about layering mositurizers in a beauty magazine & I tried it out and it actually works!
If too many products is not your thing you might just want to try a hydrating serum and seal it with a thin layer of thicker mositurizer on top. Then use primer.
I hope that info helps. GL with your search.