Should I take my skin type into consideration when choosing a foundation?
Did you know?
Women today have a wide range of choices when it comes to make-up, especially foundation. With so many different textures and formulas available – some containing active ingredients that hydrate, soothe and smooth – you can choose a foundation that’s right for your skin type.
What to do:
If your skin is oily, opt for a fluid, matte finish foundation that will eliminate the shine caused by excess sebum. If you have dry skin, try a cream-based foundation with greater hydrating properties.
Whatever your skin type, it is important to use a foundation that is gentle on the skin and lets it breathe. Look for hypoallergenic formulas that have been tested on sensitive skin and contain mineral pigments.
Some foundations are also designed to be age-specific. If you want to smooth away those first fine lines or downplay facial wrinkling, use an anti-ageing foundation. They are designed to remain supple so that facial movements are unconstrained and natural-looking. Bolstered with anti-ageing ingredients, they can also help prevent the appearance of wrinkles.