Post # 1
I don’t know what is up with my skin recently but I’m getting dry areas between my eyebrows and on the sides of my nose. Also the tone balance of my skin seems off too, like around my nose it’s got redder and some parts are noticeably yellower and others pinky.
Anyway, when I wear foundation I always moisturise and prime before applying it but with the dry skin even doing that doesn’t work. Those areas begin to look cakey like I’ve put too much on…even with tinted moisturiser.
If all else fails, can someone recommend me a diet or supplements to take? I don’t normally wear much make-up but my skin is kinda yuck with the dryness and redness that I kinda have to now.
Thanks in advance
Post # 3
I have dry skin, that breaks out when it doesn’t get enough moisture or when I use irritating products….like the ones that are supposed to take care of acne. Its a mess!
I would recommend drinking tons of water every single day without fail. Water is all that I drink most days, aside from my morning coffee and it really makes a difference in my skin. I used to think that exfoliating was going to make my flakey skin better, but after years of trying different products, the simpler and pure-er the products are, the better. I use philosophy skin care now, but I’ve had good results with neutrogena, purpose, and I’d like to try the new brand Simple @ drugstores.
As far as foundation goes, I’m in love with Neutrogena Health Skin foundation. Its not too light, no to heavy, and it does everything a foundation needs to without being irritating to my sensitive skin.
It seems what works for one person won’t work for another, but try the neutrogena!
Post # 4
@pccl: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer.
I’m definitely going to up my water intake and lower my caffeine. And I’ll see if I can find some Neutrogena products around here.
Post # 5
I like MAC studio sculpt … I have super dry skin and people always argue MAC is so oily feeling,but that’s why I like it… It actually makes my skin look alive and dewy . I use a brand called ‘fresh’ for my facial cleanser .
Post # 6
My skin is pretty dry just in my t-zone. I use a facial lotion [aveeno], let it set, then a primer, let it set, THEN my foundation. I use bare minerals powder foundation. It’s what’s been working the best for me for the past 5+ years.
Post # 7
Are you sure it’s dry and not dehydrated? I have areas of dry skin too and thought it had got worse but turns out it was dehydration.
This article will help you to work out which it is.
As far as foundation goes though: I’m useless at that. Best of luck and hope this helps 🙂
Post # 8
I second the MAC Studio Sculpt! It moisturizes and has great coverage. I would also recommend exfoliating. I like St. Ives Apricot Scrub Timeless Skin formula. This is finer than the usual apricot scrub and not as harsh. I agree with drinking more water too. Good luck!
Post # 9
If you don’t mind the splurge, I love Lacome Teint Miracle foundation and powder. It goes on smooth and blends really well. It covers the redness without looking like you have cake face. It has SPF 15 and dosn’t cause me to break out.
It will probably be best if you go to a Sephora, Ulta or any beauty store and get matched.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
Try using Clarisonic to gently exfoliate off dead skin & help circulation–and make sure you’re drinking lots of water!
Post # 11
OK, I thought I’d revisit this because maybe it will be of use to someone else.
Well I finally found a “foundation” that works for my skin. It’s actually a BB cream, the coverage is somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and foundation and I absolutely love it, I don’t know where the hell this has been all my life (Asia apparently). It evens out my skin (redness and dryness) and nourishes nicely.
For my combination/dry skin I’ve been using “VIP Gold by Skin79”. They have a version for normal to oily skin too which comes in a bright pink bottle.
It comes out of the tube a little weird colourwise but soon settles down to match your tone. It also says it “whitens” but really all this does is sort out hyperpigmentation (freckles and sunspots) caused by sun damage.
Garnier also have there own chepaer version which comes in various tones (Skin79 only comes in one tone, so it’s no good if you have a darker skin tone), so I’m going to check it out.
Post # 12
So glad I found this thread again.
@Ms_Midori: I also found a BB Cream right after I commented on this about neutrogena foundation. I got a sample from sephora of BB cream from Boscia. Its one shade, and at first I thought it would be too dark for my skin, but it gives me a glow and I love it! I still get a few pimples here and there, but my skin is great!!! Its a little pricey ($38 for 2 oz) but I don’t have to use a daily moisturizer any more and its a one-and-go product so In the past couple months, one tube has actually SAVED me money. I love my BB cream!