â€¢Use a creamy-textured, tinted, oil-free moisturizer or an oil-free foundation to create a smooth texture so that there will be no clumping on blemishes.
â€¢Use your foundation shade (not your concealer) with the concealer brush to cover pimples.
â€¢Avoid overdrying products that will roughen your skinâ€™s texture.
Remember: Drying the skinâ€™s surface will simply block impurities and prevent them from exiting on their own.
â€¢While moisturizing might seem counterintuitive with troubled skin, the very products you might use for blemishes can cause surface dryness. Besides, moisturizer will create a smoother appearance and allow makeup to set better.
Given all that we know about the dangers of the sun, there is no other option than to make a practice of wearing sunscreen. Medically, there is the riskâ€”ever increasingâ€”of skin cancer. Cosmetically, we know that unprotected exposure to the sun will lead to brown spots, premature wrinkling, and a tough, leathery texture to the skin. A recent study I read shows that even a few minutes spent in intense sun without proper protection will result in measurable damage to the skin. The reality is that we all enjoy time in the sunâ€”swimming, gardening, and playing out-of-doors with our kids. My advice is simply to be smart about it.