Liquid Foundations for Dry Skin

Foundation helps you cover skin imperfections.

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If you are a dry-skinned diva, you can get some moisture in your skin while flaunting an even glow with the right liquid foundation. Foundation helps even out your skin tone and show a flawless face to the world. Knowing the features to look for in your foundation can help you find the best makeup for your dry skin, and get on with your life, looking beautiful.

Overview

If you have dry skin, your skin doesn't produce enough oil to keep your face moisturized. Dry-skinned lasses often suffer from patches of dry skin, flakiness and redness. Your pores are probably small and invisible and your skin may be prone to chapping in cold or windy weather. As an antidote to your dryness, apply a moisturizer after washing your face, before you put on your foundation. Choose a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 to protect your face from UV rays. Apply a moisturizing concealer before spreading on your foundation.

Foundation for Dry Skin

Choose a liquid foundation designed for dry skin to help add extra moisture to your mug and complement your regular moisturizer. Liquid foundation is your best bet for dry skin, as powder, cream to powder, and matte liquid foundations can cause drying. Look for hydrating or moisturizing liquid foundations that contain antioxidants such as vitamins A, C or E. Liquid moisturizing foundations offer the added benefit of giving you plenty of coverage, to help smooth out any imperfections in your skin tone or texture.

Considerations

Many people with dry skin also have sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may develop rashes, redness and bumps easily and have an uneven appearance. For sensitive skin, stay away from foundations with fragrances and other common allergens. Avoid foundations with alcohol and acids -- such as lipoic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid -- advises the American Academy of Dermatology. Choose a noncomedogenic foundation so you won't clog your pores, because even with dry skin, it's still possible to get a zit or two.

Warning

If you experience ongoing rashes, flakes, redness, itchiness or bumps, see your dermatologist for treatment. If your skin is extremely dry or sensitive, you may need prescription moisturizers and treatment. Allergic reactions from cosmetics or other substances you come into contact with can cause swelling, rashes and even difficulty breathing, in severe cases. Discontinue using any products that cause your skin to react strongly, and see your doctor if symptoms persist or cause pain.

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