Dr. Joel Schlessinger talks to MIMI about how to choose the right foundation.
Foundation is an important step in your makeup routine to establish a flawless base for the rest of your products, but are you wearing the right one? Recently, Dr. Joel Schlessinger spoke with MIMI in an article called, “How to Wear Your Foundation Better”, about how to choose the right foundation for your complexion.
Choose the right formula based on your skin type, explains Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
If you have dry skin, you want to choose either a liquid, cream or serum foundation. Look a foundation that includes hydrating ingredients to nourish your skin. Dr. Schlessinger likes glo minerals Protective Liquid Foundation because its lightweight formula contains hydrating ingredients to soften and moisturize.
For oilier skin, Dr. Schlessinger recommends a powder or oil-free liquid foundation. These types of foundation provide coverage without adding oiliness or unwanted sheen to your complexion. jane iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20 is a nourishing powder foundation that diminishes the look of imperfections while also nourishing. Plus, it protects against UV rays.
“Anyone with mature skin should avoid powder formulas, which can settle in fine lines and wrinkles and accentuate signs of aging,” says Joel Schlessinger MD. Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation is great for mature skin. This breathable liquid foundation reduces signs of aging and stimulates cell growth to achieve a younger-looking complexion.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends testing a foundation on your jawline.
Once you’ve determined which foundation formula is right for you, it’s important to choose a shade that closely matches your tone. Dr. Schlessinger and other experts agree that the best color match will result from testing foundation on your jawline, not the back of your hand.
For the most accurate results, try two to three colors along your jawline and blend into your skin. View the results in natural light. Whichever color disappears is the best match for you because foundation should even out your tone.
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