How to Treat Dry Patches after Applying Foundation

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Applying foundation on dry and flaky skin can be a bit tricky. On top of that, dry patches can create havoc on well-applied foundation as well. The dry patches can be the nature of your skin or a reaction to seasonal changes. These patches can reappear after a few hours of makeup application. However, treating dry patches is not as tough as you may think. Here are some tips to treat and prevent the dry patches after applying foundation. So, let’s get started.

Tips to treat dry foundation patches

Target dry patches with a hydrating serum

aesop hydrating serum

In order to prevent dry patches after applying foundation, opt for a hydrating serum. If you are suffering from mild to severe dry patches, then target those areas with the help of a serum. A hydrating serum will intensely hydrate and moisturize patchy skin and will not let dry patches reappear after you’re done with makeup application. Also, choose a serum that gets easily absorbed. You may try Aesop Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum.

Moisturize the skin

Moisturisation is the key to have a hydrated, soft and supple skin. Choose a moisturizer based on your skin type. In addition, the moisturizer must get absorbed easily if you wish to prevent the greasy look. After applying your moisturizer wait for a few minutes before jumping on to your next step.

Use a hydrating primer

laura geller primer

To prevent dry patches on the skin, you must opt for a hydrating primer. A hydrating primer will hydrate your skin along with keeping your makeup intact. Check out Laura Geller Spackle Hydrating Moisturizing Under Make-up Primer.

Dab on some face oil

This is another way to prevent the dry patches after applying the foundation. Take 2-3 drops of a facial oil on your palm. Tap it on the skin focusing on the patchy area with the help of a dampened sponge. After focusing on the patchy area first, move towards the less dry area and then let the face oil sink into the skin properly. We recommend Farsali 24K Rose Gold Elixir.

Choose foundation based on your skin type

fenty beauty foundation

Opting for a foundation based on your skin type not only keeps the makeup intact but also prevents the skin from further damage. To prevent and treat the dry patches on the skin, you must opt for a hydrating and dewy formula. It will keep your skin moisturized enough. Choosing the wrong formula can accentuate the dry patches and make the skin look flaky. Moreover, you must not opt for a waterproof formula as it tends to absorb moisture from the skin.

A creamy concealer

la girl pro concealer

A creamy concealer is one of the best ways to treat the dry patches that re-appear after applying the foundation. To use a concealer to treat dry patches, apply it over the affected area and gently dab with a finger to blend it. To avoid any mess, do not use a sponge or a makeup brush to blend the concealer. You may try LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer.

Use a clear lip balm

For treating dry patches skin after applying makeup, you can also use some clear or un-tinted lip balm as well. The lip balm will instantly hydrate and moisturize the skin without messing up your makeup. You just have to dab some clear lip balm over dry and patchy skin.

Touch up with some tinted moisturizer

loreal tinted moisturiser

Keep a tinted moisturizer with you all the time. Whenever you start experiencing dry patches on the skin put a little amount and dab very lightly. It will effectively conceal and hydrate the patchy skin. Do not rub the moisturizer over the skin as it will worsen the situation and mess up your makeup as well.

Paper towel method

For this, all you need is a paper towel and some water. To tame the dry patches with this method, dab on some lukewarm water over the dry patches and stipple the skin with a paper towel. Doing this gently will not ruin your makeup while rubbing a paper towel on the skin.

Hand cream in emergency

woman applying hand cream

If you do not have a moisturizer or lip balm handy and can’t get your hands on paper towels, then try this method. If you have a hand cream for sensitive skin with soothing properties, then go for this otherwise not. Not all hand creams are safe to be used on the face. Just dab a tiny amount of the cream on the dry, patchy area.

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