You’ve probably heard others tell you mineral makeup makes your skin super-dry, but you probably didn’t expect me to say they’re right!
While it’s true mineral makeup can dry out your skin, the good news is it doesn’t have to! Today, we’re going to tackle 4 reasons why your mineral makeup is drying out your skin.
Your Moisture Balance is Way Off
Because mineral makeup is applied dry, it is super important to make sure you create the right moisture balance to your skin before you apply it, or the makeup will soak up all the moisture in the skin leaving it looking dry, flaky and dull. So how do you create the right moisture balance for your skin? That leads me to the next reason mineral makeup dries out your skin.
You’re Not Making Way For New Skin
You’ve probably heard your skin makes new skin cells every 3 days. What you might not know is you need to help to reveal that skin by exfoliating which will remove 1 to 1/2 layers of dead skin.
Ever notice your skin looking a little flaky? That’s its way of telling you it’s time to get the scrub out. We recommend every 3 days; 2 if you’re over 40.
Why is it so important to get rid of that dead skin? Because a moisturizer cannot penetrate through dead skin. This means if you skip using a facial scrub, you’re throwing money away on moisturizer, and no one wants to do that!
Use the Right Moisturizer (And Never Skip It)
It’s not as important to use a moisturizer as it is to use the right one for your skin type. It’s because moisturizers are created differently to meet the needs of each skin type. And, do you really know what your skin type is? Be careful. This is where so many women go wrong!
It’s common for it to change many times during your lifetime. Your type could change as you age, if you move somewhere where the temperature changes drastically or even as the result from a medication you’re taking.
You’re Using the Wrong Kind of Foundation
If dry skin is a daily concern for you, you’ll want to look for a mineral foundation made for it. This way your makeup will be working with your moisturizer and not against it.
So what do you think? What has your experience been with dry skin and mineral makeup? Share your story below!