October 26, 2019 4 min read

3 Skin types and some tricks to cover imperfections

We all know that skin is not the same for each person. Me for example, I have dry skin but sometimes, when the hot season comes my T zone becomes oily.

3 Skin types and some tricks to cover imperfections

There are 3 common types of skin that we should all know, in order to get the perfect makeup. I’m going to tell you some things about each of them, this will help you find your type and you’ll know what products to use.

  1. Normal skin

Usually, normal skin is the one where there are no imperfections, the skin is usually really hydrated and there are no visible wrinkles. Even so, this type needs its regular routine such as moisturizer, SPF serums, and creams and right before makeup a cleanser and a toner to maintain the good “canvas” that skin is. For this type there’s no need to use full coverage foundations, you can use fluid and natural finish foundations that will give the face a nice and glowy finish.

Not too dry and not too oily, normal skin has:

  • No or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A radiant complexion
  1. Dry skin

You may have:

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Your skin is less elastic
  • More visible lines

As I said earlier, I have dry skin. It gives you a little bit of extra work but you’ll manage it. Dry skin needs extra moisture and you have to give it both outside and inside. First of all, you need to drink the amount of water that keeps your body hydrated. For a perfect makeup, if you have dry skin, you have to create a routine that fits your necessities. I personally like to use before makeup a light scrub to remove the dead skin from my face, then a mask that helps with the moisturizing and last before applying makeup, a hydrating serum. Here’s an idea for a serum that helps the skin regenerate

3 Skin types and some tricks to cover imperfections
A very important thing for dry skin, the under-eye area is a really sensitive area that is already dry. Tip- use eye masks before sleep to keep the under-eye area moisturized.

3 Skin types and some tricks to cover imperfections

For dry skin as a foundation, I usually use hydrating foundations such as Rimmel London, Smashbox, Lancome. The contouring for this type of skin can be mostly cream contour because the skin will absorb the products really well and you can use a little powder of the product to set it. You can also use liquid highlighter, blush, and others.

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Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:

  • Your genes
  • Aging or hormonal changes
  • Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
  • Indoor heating
  • Long, hot baths and showers
  • Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
  • Medications
  1. Oily skin

Oily skin can be divided into two separate points- oily skin with extra sebum, dilated pores, sometimes even acne

  • Oily skin but dehydrated- this type of oily skin has everything from above except the sebum, sometimes we can see blackheads on the T zone.

For oily skin with extra sebum, there’s no need for extra moisturizer, for this type of skin we usually use mattifying products such as mattifying primers, matte and full coverage foundations, and mostly powdered products for contouring, illuminating and blushing.

For oily skin but dehydrated we can use the mattifying products only on the zones that produce extra sebum and we’re gonna treat the rest of the face like dry skin.

These are the 3 common types of skin that we can have.

3 Skin types and some tricks to cover imperfections

Tricks to cover imperfections

First, for a skin that has slight imperfections such as pimples or dilated pores, we can use mattifying primers and full coverage foundations. If we have acne, we can use a green corrector before the foundation, applying it with a brush over the problemed area in a light layer, then blending it with a sponge, then applying foundation. I said green corrector because green cancels the red.

If we have dark circles we can apply a red corrector because red cancels darken colors. If you have purple-hued dark circles you need to use a yellow corrector, yellow cancels purple.

The 6 Basics of Skin Care

No matter what type of skin you have, these tips will keep it looking its best.

  1. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
  2. Avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat and sunglasses.
  3. Don't smoke.
  4. Stay hydrated.
  5. Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed.
  6. Moisturize.

I hope that everything I said was helpful to you. I know that it’s hard sometimes to deal with skin problems but everything can be solved, with a little bit of patience and the best makeup products you can have. Stay hydrated, moisturized and always use SPF.

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