If you read my blog regularly then you will know that I suffer from oily skin and I spend quite a lot of time trying to keep it under control. This last week or so though, my makeup has been uncontrollable. At first it was becoming patchy after a couple of hours, but my last nerve snapped when my chin and the sides of my nose were patchy after 5 MINUTES. I’d literally applied my foundation, done my concealer and I was patchy. I was wearing Double Wear as well so I was really quite distressed as to what was going on.
I thought it may be my new primer not gelling with my foundation, but I realised they were both water based and therefore unlikely to be reacting with each other so I decided to do some research and it seemed that patchy foundation was associated with dry and dehydrated skin.
I knew my skin would need an intense boost and my daily moisturisers wouldn’t cut it, so I dug out my Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum. It’s specially designed for dehydrated skin with hydrating ingredients such as Organic Grape Water and hyaluronic acid. It’s also light and lovely as there’s nothing I hate more than something heavy based sitting on my skin making it feel greasy.
I also put my Dr Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream moisturiser over the top as I’d previously used it on some dry skin on my nose after a huge crying episode and it’d transformed my flaky dry skin to soft and supple overnight. It’s lovely and soft and smells delicious. It is a bit thicker than regular moisturisers so I was worried about it causing a massive breakout on my skin, but thankfully it didn’t and I woke up with smooth soft skin.
Now I use these once or twice a week to make sure that my skin gets a boost as well as moisturising daily and I have noticed such a difference in my skin. My makeup isn’t patchy and actually lasts longer and goes on better. My skin is soft and plump and my makeup isn’t sinking into my scars.
Therefore it’s important to moisturise regularly and give your skin a moisture boost, even if you have oily skin. If you’re suffering from patchy foundation I recommend giving your skin a moisture boost to see if it helps.