I need makeup help!

ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
I get really dry skin on my face, so when I shower I exfoliate and once I get out my face is always red. I don't exfoliate everyday, maybe 3 times a week. I can't just stop exfoliating or I would have to walk around with dry, flaky skin and I'm not trying to do that. All I drink is water. The only makeup I wear is foundation and powder and that doesn't cover it all up. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try to cover my redness? Should I try a different way of exfoliating?
07/10/2013
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I get really dry skin on my face, so when I shower I exfoliate and once I get out my face is always red. I don't exfoliate everyday, maybe 3 times a week. I can't just stop exfoliating or I would have to walk around with dry, flaky skin and ... More
If you do not have a flat foundation(your skin)then nothing will apply appropriately. When I had really dry skin, moisturizing was the only thing that made it possible to look normal with makeup on. If you are constantly dry, It seems that you should solve that problem first. I have an Organic moisurizer of a bunch of different oils that does not have any preservatives and doesnt irritate me or make me break out. I only use makeup that cant be bought in a conventional store. Larenim, aubrey organics, jane iredale etc. Since I made the switch from chemically tainted makeup to organic AND letting my skin take breaks from it, I have noticed an improvement in the texture and occurance of acne. My aestetician said dryness is not a bad thing since your skin is shedding... but i would think if it makes makeup not apply correctly, light exfoliation each day and moisture would probably help. DHC sells a velvet skin coat, it is silicone, so it might clog your pores, but it does even and smooth. I used it a long time ago and liked it.
07/10/2013
Etonia Etonia
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Originally posted by ChubbyNerd
I get really dry skin on my face, so when I shower I exfoliate and once I get out my face is always red. I don't exfoliate everyday, maybe 3 times a week. I can't just stop exfoliating or I would have to walk around with dry, flaky skin and ... More
Have you ever heard of a Buff Puff before? I use them to wash my face with and they're amazing! There are different types of it based on your skin tone so you can pick one that accommodates to your dry skin (as well as if its sensitive or not). All you need is a little dab of face wash and water on it, get it slightly foamy then gently and lightly rub the Buff Puff against your face in circular motions and it works wonders. Another thing you could use is a silicon cleansing pad, these are extremely gentle on the skin.

After that I really recommend using a good moisturizer to help give back moisture to your skin.

I'd start doing this once a day everyday (if possible) and then if you wanted to build it up to twice a day. I also recommend to stay away from products that dry the skin out such as acne cleansers/toners and the like. I use CeraVe and its great at not drying my skin out, in fact its what my dermatologist recommended I use to clean my face with.

I had really horrible dry skin when I was on some acne medication and this method really seemed to work to help deal with dry skin.


As for the redness I would really recommend using a concealer, as they are the best for covering up any sort of redness plus using only concealer helps keep the face looking extremely natural. There are also many other ways that can help deal with redness such as mixing your moisturizer with your foundation (if its a liquid foundation) to help provide some evenness and then add more foundation as needed or then using concealer.

I hope this helped some.
07/10/2013
PinkiePie PinkiePie
I get gross and flaky skin if I don't moisturize a lot though I have oilier skin. I use CeraVe moisturizer in the tub and it works really well at soothing my skin and making it more even toned and all that. If you can get away with less exfoliating, it might be good to try to ease off or find a gentler means of doing so. Things like Saint Ives Apricot Scrub are usually too harsh.
07/10/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
What exactly are you using for exfoliating? If your skin is sensitive and prone to redness than you are not supposed to use mechanical exfoliators at all, unless you want to completely ruin your skin. Try something with enzymes or lactic acid. I am personally using a lactic acid peel a couple of times a week, it is very gentle.
Also, the fact that you have flakiness points out that your skin is not moisturized properly. Try changing a moisturizer.
07/11/2013
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