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Applying make-up to dry skin

Applying make-up to dry skin

Nothing is worse than trying to make yourself look good for a night out in the winter, but your skin is just too flaky and dry to apply make-up properly. This doesn't mean you should throw in the towel and give up though, as there are ways to tackle this.

It all starts with your base, which you need to get as smooth as possible before anything. Exfoliate your skin with a gentle facial scrub to get rid of any excess dry skin - rub too hard and you'll only irritate your complexion.

Then you want to apply a hydrating moisturiser that caters to your skin type - flakiness is a sure sign of sensitivity so you'll want a face cream that doesn't have any harsh chemicals or ingredients. Let the moisturiser sink in and absorb naturally so your skin gets all the nourishment.

Or, a good tip you may not know about is to apply your moisturiser before you shower, so your pores open up and absorb the cream better. Rub in properly, especially targeting your extra dry spots.

If a primer is part of your routine, invest in a hydrating one for the winter months like Too Faced Hangover Face Primer - don't just use it after a boozy night out! A hydrating product will nourish your skin even more before applying foundation.

As for what cover up you choose, you'll want to avoid anything that will dry your skin up even more like matte, oil-free or powder options. Cream foundations will maintain a dewy finish even if you do feel flaky and dry, and they will hold more moisture in as the day goes on.

Or you could mix the one you already use with a spot of moisturiser or primer to hide blemishes and keep your complexion looking fresh.

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