Winter Makeup Dos And Don’ts For Women With Dry Skin

The harsh dry winters suck all the moisture from our skin — leaving it dehydrated, flaky, and parched.

Doing makeup during the harsh winters often poses great challenges for people with dry skin. Most likely, your skin is already combating extreme dryness, and stacking multiple layers of makeup can cause skin irritation — further impeding the secretion of natural oils. And it is needless to mention, flaky patches of your skin will be peering through your makeup, especially around your cheeks and mouth. The best winter makeup routine must concentrate on skin hydration while nailing the coverage. Here are winter makeup dos and don’ts that can help you achieve a flawless makeup look even in winter.

Do: Use a hydrating moisturizer

For people with dry skin, the ideal way of starting their makeup is to slather hydrating staples, such as essences and serums on their skin. Lock moisture in your skin with a nourishing moisturizer and it will keep your skin hydrated and supple for hours. Use a moisturizer with a softening formula that is non-sticky and non-greasy.

Don’t: Skip a primer.

Primers play a critical role in the world of makeup. It does not just help your makeup to last longer — a primer helps create a smooth and even surface, enabling your makeup to effortlessly glide on. Choose a hydrating primer over a mattifying one to offer a dewy finish to the skin that lasts all day.

Do: Use a dewy foundation

Dry-skinned women should keep away from mattifying foundations. Always pick an oil-based or creamy formula that offers your skin a hydrating, even-toned, and dewy finish. A hydrating dewy foundation will increase the moisture levels in your skin with its serum-like formula — locking moisture in your skin while ensuring your makeup does not get flaky.

Don’t: Use powder products.

People with dry skin should discard all makeup products that are powder-based, at least keep them away during the dry season. Powder-based products are overly drying and tend to absorb the natural oils from the skin, making it appear sallow and dull. Replace them with liquid-based or creamy products during the dry season because they do not stick to the dry patches and are very hydrating.

Do: Use a face mist

During winter, your skin might feel a bit tight and dry a few hours after doing your makeup. While it is very normal — it is highly uncomfortable. To overcome this dryness, spray some face mist after every one or two hours. It will instantly refresh your makeup and offer a burst of moisture, making your makeup appear dewy and fresh again.

Now you are armored to combat winter dryness with these hydrating makeup essentials.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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