There’s nothing i love more than having flawless skin for foundation. With having very dry skin it’s always been a struggle and still is. I don’t tend to have loads of dry patches but sometimes my foundation just sits yuckily on my face. But so far, using all these products together have really helped in achieving smooth, relatively blemish free skin and even with a full coverage foundation my skin still looks like skin.
Starting off with face masks. Nip+Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask is my holy grail. If my skin is ever having a crappy day or feeling super dry, I apply this at night time leaving it on overnight, washing it off in the morning or in the morning before makeup application and it leaves my skin feeling and looking amazing. Next up is Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask. My biggest face demons and blackheads and blocked pores. I use this once or twice a week and it really helps with dry skin and unblocking pores. Pores are my biggest face demons and you’ll notice a few other products in this list are to try and keep them minimized!
Next up is a brand I got to try out a while ago, Pro Activ+. They were excellent products, but they don’t all go well with makeup. The two I use daily are the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator Face Cleanser & Pore Targeting Treatment Facial Cream. The exfoliator is perfect for my skin, not too harsh but keeps dry skin away and the pore Targeting Treatment gives a lovely smooth base for makeup whilst working on those pores!
This is my new daily moisturiser! Garnier Moisture+Norish for dry to very dry skin. This is a god send! If my skin doesn’t get moisturised night and day it turns into a desert. But with this, if i do forget a night time application then this sorts it straight out and it’s like i never forgot. It’s super cheap which is great as I’m almost half way through the tube.
Now a product from ioma Paris. This is the vitality shot serum which gives the most gorgeous, natural glow to the face. I used to be all about a matte face but the past 6 months or so I’ve really taken to a radiant complexion. You can either mix this in with foundation or use beforehand depending on the glow your going for. Glows through a full coverage foundation, perfect for those who don’t want to compromise on coverage.
Last up is my hold grail primer The Body Shop InstaBlur. I’ve not used anything that comes close to how amazing this is. It doesn’t dry out my skin, minimizes my pores and gives a gorgeous soft touch to the skin. I much prefer this than to Benefits Porefessional. It controls shine for a long time, which recently I’ve been struggling with an oily t zone (whilst still being dry, what is that?!) so this has come in very handy recently, especially with the warmer weather. Gives that final touch to my face before foundation application.
I’d love to know what you guys use to help keep your skin looking amazing? Let me know, i want your skin secrets!
Thanks so much for reading!