Adding another layer to the products you already apply to your face seems counter-intuitive. How can it be good for your skin to have more products applied on a daily basis? Seems like it would irritate your skin, clog your pores and if you’re prone to it, promote oil production.
In fact, the opposite is true: using a primer daily protects your skin.
How do they work? Here are some good reasons to add a primer as part of your daily skin care regime. The bonus is your skin will become healthier and your make-up application will be smoother and remain intact longer.
Why use a primer?
Primers do more than make oily skin look more matte or give your make-up staying power. Applied properly, a primer, which goes on before foundation or makeup, will highlight cheekbones and reduce facial redness and fine lines.
Using a medical skin care grade primer protects your face by acting as a barrier between your make-up and your skin. A primer will also protect your face from sun damage (which leads to dryness, aging skin and facial redness). Look for a medical grade primer containing sun protection.
Treat your skin right
By using a good primer in conjunction with the rest of your skin care routine, you will seal in the moisture, hydration and healthy ingredients your moisturizers contain. By promoting hydration, your skin will be more balanced and there will be less likelihood of oily skin breakouts or dry skin. A primer will help promote even skin tone and texture.