Primed To Perfection: Here's How You Can Pick The Right Primer For Your Skin


There are plenty of makeup products available in the beauty market all with their own set of benefits, but there’s one which you absolutely cannot do without and that is a primer. Primer is extremely important if you want to perfect your makeup base and protect your skin. Just like foundation, you need to pick the right primer for your skin type and complexion. If you thought you could just pick up the first one you see, we hate to break it to you but that’s not how it works.

Primers also come in different variations and formulas to protect your skin and also help your makeup last longer. From radiance to colour-correction, to hydration, to pore minimizers, read on to know more about how to pick the right primer.

Choosing The Right Primer For Your Skin Type

If you want to create an effective barrier between your skin and makeup and also make your makeup last longer, here’s how you can pick the right one for your skin type.

Primer For Dry Skin

Those with dry skin need plenty of moisturising and hydrating products since the skin is parched due to the lack of sebum production. If you have this skin type, then a primer which has a creamy, yet light texture will be ideal for the epidermis. While shopping for primers look for words with "hydrating", "dewy", or "moisturizing" to avoid patchy skin.

Primer For Normal Skin

Primer For Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, consider yourself lucky! Those with normal skin don’t have to worry about much since they have just the right balance of oils in the epidermis. Opt for primers with an illuminating formula and dewy finish. Do not go for primers that have a mattifying effect as they’ll make your skin look dull and pale.

Primer For Oily Skin

Primer For Oily Skin

Those with oily skin need to choose their products wisely as the wrong one can lead to breakout and terrible acne. Since there is an overproduction of sebum on the epidermis, it is important to pick a product that has a mattifying effect which will eliminate the shine and grease from your nose while helping your makeup stay on for long hours. You can also look for primers that have anti-acne ingredients such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid.

Primers For Combination Skin

Yes, oily skin is difficult to handle but this skin type takes the prize when it comes to finding products that won’t send your skin spiralling out of control. Combination skin includes an oily T-zone and dry cheeks which make it frustrating to find products that will match. So, you’ll need a product that not only minimises oil but also moisturises the skin. For such skin types, it’s better to use a primer with a neutral formula or use a mattifying primer on your t-zone and a moisturising one on your cheeks.

Now that you know more about primers go on and give your skin what it needs.

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