If you suffer from dry skin, as most of the country does in some respect this time of year, then fret no more. I’ll run down a few of my favorite foundations that’ll keep your skin moist and your pores clear.
Many signs can indicate if you’re already suffering from dry skin. You might feel uncomfortable as the lack of moisture makes your skin tighter on your face. Or you may notice when you look in the mirror that your skin will have a dull gray look and seems flaky in patches. As skin is devoid of moisture, you’re more prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many ways to remedy this condition, but the fundamental treatment will always be hydration. You have to use the right kind of skincare products that moisturize rather than further dehydrate the skin. While drinking water and saying no to any diuretic beverages can help, the best thing you could do would be to find products with incorporated moisturizers.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Foundation
When it comes to choosing the right foundation it’s important to consider both the richness and color of the foundation. Finding the right richness for your skin will help create a base for applying the remainder of your makeup. During the times when your skin is mostly dry, you’ll want to go with a more rich foundation—one that has more moisturizer. In the months when your skin is normal to oily, then your aim should be for a lighter weight foundation. If your foundation isn’t rich enough, you’ll see that it tends to settle into fine lines and pores, accentuating any flaws, small or large that you may be trying to hide.
Once you’ve identified how rich your foundation should be, you’ll want to select the shade. One common misconception about choosing the right shade is that you should choose one that matches the tone of your face. However, the best choice to go with would be one that matches or blends well with your neck/chest color.
Read on for our list of 5 highly recommended foundations for those with dry skin!
1. Resilience Lift Extreme by Estèe Lauder
If you are looking for a foundation solution for your dry skin, Resilience Lift Extreme by Estèe Lauder could be right for you. It moisturizes and leaves you with radiant looking skin without breaking the bank. Of course, a foundation that helps you look younger is always a good thing too!
Why it’s good? This cream-based foundation goes on smoothly and offers medium coverage. However, coverage can be increased by using more product. The foundation has time-released hydration, giving your skin all-day comfort. With SPF 15, this foundation helps to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and the Extreme Lift formula improves skin’s elasticity, giving you a more youthful look. There is a range of shades available, some with yellow and pink undertones which complements fair skin. Richer shades are available to complement darker skin tones. Users have observed that their skin looks more radiant, luminous yet natural.
2. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF15
It is a great foundation for dry skin as it delivers a balanced complexion. If you have a skin problem, it promises that it will give your skin a boost and it will glow. It does not offer full coverage as it is lightweight. But if you want a bigger coverage, it is easy to build it up. It offers a natural-looking skin and it is humidity resistant.
Why it’s good? It contains the skin-nourishing Tom Ford infusing complex that protects the skin while also maintaining it hydrated. It also offers sun protection from the UVA/UVB damage which makes it great for dry skin and protects it from getting even drier from the sun exposure.
3. Suqqu Extra Rich Glow Cream Foundation
It was awarded the Best in Beauty 2018 by Harpers Bazaar in 2018, so this adds a little extra to its already known quality. It offers buildable coverage, so it is good for those people that have bigger skin issues.
Why it’s good? It offers hydration all day long and gives your dry skin that glow and luminous look. It contains water-soluble collagen and hyaluronic acid, which give the skin some treatment. Being made in Japan, it contains 12 of the well-known Japanese beautifying extracts for a good skin moisturization.
4. Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation
While this is quite inexpensive in comparison to the 2 above, it works well and helps your skin look and feel better. Do not get fooled by the price as MaxFactor did a great job in helping the skin look healthy and luminous.
Why it’s good? It has a big coverage capacity, offers hydration all day long, illuminates the complexion, and even the skin tone. It contains a hydrator that helps at the improvement of the skin’s condition from inside out.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
This full-coverage foundation is suitable for all skin types and helps create the perfect look. It blends within the skin and feels like the second skin. After five years, they have discovered a great formula that helps everyone have a flawless, poreless perfection.
Why it’s good? Containing many hydrating ingredients, like laricyl, hyaluronic filling spheres, vitamin C, it offers protection. It helps the skin stay moisturized or it gives the skin the hydration it needs and brightens dull skin, which happens a lot when having dry skin.