How-to: choose a face powder for dry skin

05 Oct 2011 11:02 AM | Posted by Editor
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For anyone with dry skin, applying make-up can be a constant frustration. Almost everything seems to highlight the problem and only make it appear worse. Thankfully though, armed with the right information, it is possible to find make-up that works with, rather than against your problem skin. Here’s how to find the perfect loose powder for dry skin…

Check the label
Not all loose powder products are the same. Loose powders are made from a range of different ingredients and many powders contain substances which can irritate and emphasize dry skin, so when you’re shopping for a powder, it’s important to check the label. Look for a powder containing light-deflecting particles and one that is moisture infused, so it won’t cake around dry skin areas.
Look for hypo-allergenic
A lot of people with dry skin also suffer from slight irritation and sensitivity to make-up, which means that applying a loose powder can make your issue worse. Unless of course you’re using a hypo-allergenic powder. Unlike other loose powders, hypoallergenic powders have been dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and are generally fragrance free, so they’re ideal for dry skin.

Our fave dry skin picks
For dry skin or dry skin with sensitivity, our top picks are L’Oreal Paris Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose Powder, which is enriched with vitamin C and is non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and dermatologist tested and
Almay Wakeup Make-up Mineral Powder Foundation, which has hydrating properties perfect for dry skin.