ASK MJ ::: “Skin Care” Question
Can lack of adequate water cause my face to be dry? Or applying foundation directly to my face without a primer?
I did it once and I noticed my face became dry after taking it off.
Let me start by saying, NEVER leave your skin unhydrated. It will make your skin age untimely (wrinkles, fine lines and unevenness of the skin).
How Do You Hydrate Your Skin?
Drink water + wear moisturiser = simple logic
Then Repeat everyday.
Yes, your skin could be dry if it doesn’t have adequate / enough / sufficient moisture. It’s just like not drinking water when you are thirsty. When you are thirsty, you crave water and once you take water, you feel hydrated, revived, rejuvenated and your thirst is quenched.
Your skin is not too different from how you feel when you feel like drinking water. When your skin needs moisture, it sometimes itch, feels dry or the appearance doesn’t just look right. When you feel your skin is dry, use moisturiser on it. The moisture your skin needs is any kind of moisturiser formulated for your skin type. Drink enough water + moisturise the skin, both work together .
Will My Skin Dry Out If I wear my Make Up Without a Primer?
Primers are not formulated for hydrating the skin. They are intended for making the skin matte or tame oil on the face. Matte means to be oil free or less shine, in this case on the face. Primers does the opposite of what moisturisers do. Moisturisers hydrates while primers mattify.
To learn more about primers and how to make your face matte, please check this post HERE.
Not wearing a primer before your make up (foundation / powder) will not make your skin dry but not wearing a moisturiser before your make up could make your skin dry.
If you don’t have a primer, ensure to always moisturise your skin before any kinds of make up. It hydrates, protects the skin and locks in moisture + your foundation has something to stick to.
What Your Skin Care Routine Should be Really
Day time or morning : Wash, Clarify or tone, Moisturise and then Primer, Foundation and all other make up follows.
Night time : Remove make up (never, ever go to bed with your make up on), wash, clarify or tone to remove make up residue, moisturise and then you can go to bed.
It is a bonus to always drink a large glass of water before heading to bed. This is not only good for the skin but prevents heart attack. This ritual I have done for more than 10 years of my life. I drink water first thing in the morning and last thing in the night. You will always find water by my bed side.
Drinking water first thing in the morning before any meal also helps aid digestion and reduces bloatedness and constipation. Those ones are by the way but hey, why not?
Exfoliating Your Skin, Is it necessary?
Exfoliating of the skin should be done when necessary. Exfoliating the skin simply means to deep cleanse the skin (face on this occassion) to remove impurities and dead cells from the skin. Exfoliating the skin reveals a clean, smooth and youthful skin
Exfoliating should never be overdone. It is ideal to do it once a week or a maximum of 2 times a week. I always say to pay attention to your skin and see what works. If you think your skin looks dull, clogged up, then it is time to exfoliate the skin.
Exfoliating the skin too much can cause dryness eventually or could make your skin too oily. When you wash or exfoliate your skin, you remove the natural oils from your face. To restore it, wear moisturiser. If you don’t wear moistursers, your skin will produce its own oil which in turn can make your skin too oily.
Always pay attention to what works on your skin!
Please check HERE for how I care for my skin & HERE for what I use to exfoliate my skin & HERE for how to reduce facial fine lines and wrinkles
I was sent that question via Facebook so I decided to create a post around it so it can help my dear and loyal readers of the blog. I hope you found the TIPS on why not wearing moisturiser can dry out your skin helpful and every other tips in between .
Caring for your skin is all about paying close attention to your skin to see what works. My take on skin care is this, if it works for you, stick with it.
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Wishing you an amazing day filled with great skin 🙂
Much Love, Mojisola.
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