HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
What works for your friend or the model on Instagram may not necessarily work for you. And that's okay because you may not have the same skin type.

Many times, we pick our Foundation based on recommendation or what our friends are wearing, only to find out that it isn't suited for us, or that it doesn't work for our skin type. What works for your friend or the model on Instagram may not necessarily work for you. And that's okay because you may not have the same skin type.

Firstly, you need to understand the type of skin you have. There are varying kinds of skin types, namely:

  1. Oily Skin
  2. Dry skin
  3. Combination skin

Where your skin type falls dictates what kind of Foundation is good for you.

Let's start with oily face

When your skin is one that shines throughout the day, it is always hard to find a foundation that not only controls excess oil but is also long-lasting.

Of course, one of the reasons that foundations slip on your face is because you have an oily skin, but perhaps the most notably reason for that is using the wrong Foundation. There are different Foundations for different skin types, and using the wrong type for your skin will only result in a slippery makeup that looks muddled and everywhere. Make sure you don't pick Foundations made for dry skin or formulas with a glowing finish.

Here are what to look out for when you have an oily skin.

  1. Make sure you stick to foundations that are matte and possibly oil-free
  2. Opt for a long lasting formula with medium to full coverage.

Dry Skin

Why it may look difficult to create a flawless look when you have a dry skin, but it isn't impossible. Hydration is key for helping dry skin, so for a skin that tends to be dry, opt for a hydrating liquid foundation.  You have to be careful though because layering makeup on top of flaky or dry areas can sometimes highlight dryness rather than conceal it.

So what are the things to look out for or do?

  1. Look out for a Foundationthat is creamy and has a smooth texture
  2. Use a foundation that is easily blendable.

Combination Skin

Today, your skin is oily, and tomorrow it's showing signs of dryness – then you have a combination skin. Finding the right foundation for both concerns means you’ll need to find a balance for one that works best for you, but how do you start?

The best option is to look for a buidable foundation  – that way you can focus on areas depending on what it needs - such as an oily t-zone or dry forehead. For a combination, go for a slightly matte liquid foundation, which will help reduce oiliness on some parts and won’t be too harsh on any dry areas.

Last updated; September 25, 2020

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