Making makeup that lasts and doesn’t come off throughout the day is every woman’s dream and for that to happen
it is necessary to use an essential product: primer, it is used for skin preparation and keeps the makeup for
much longer, it’s almost like a mandatory pre-makeup product. In this post, we give you 5 reasons for you to start using a face primer right now. Check it out below.
What is facial primer?
The primer can be in cream or spray format, should be applied after cleaning and moisturizing and before
the foundation, it helps to disguise pores and imperfections, controls oiliness and helps to correct the skin.
5 reasons to use a facial primer
1– Increases makeup durability: the main function of the primer is to keep makeup on the skin for much longer,
this is because it works as a natural shield for water, dust and other factors that damage makeup. In other words, applying the primer to the skin is the guarantee that you will have an intact and prettier makeup throughout the
day, facial primers are the most used, but there are also primers for lips and eyes, you can use one
for each specific region of your face.
2– Improves the skin’s appearance: the primer has a very light texture that helps to smooth and mask
skin imperfections, soothes open pores, blackheads and reduces redness. In addition to being an excellent product for improving the skin’s appearance, the primer also hydrates the skin.
3– Controls oiliness: do you suffer from oily skin? So, know that primer is an excellent product to control excessive
skin shine, in addition to being non-comedogenic – this means that it is also suitable for oily people and with
acne, they can use without restrictions because it will not cause acne or pimples.
4– It is suitable for all types of skin: from normal to oily skin, everyone can use the face primer, there
are several types of primers with many different functions available, some are moisturizing, anti-aging action or with sun protection. Before buying, always read the label and make sure the primer is ideal for your skin type and
what it needs.
5– It’s very easy to apply: with hectic routines, what everyone likes is practicality when applying makeup, and primer is one of those products that guarantees much more practicality. Regardless of the texture, they are easy to apply to the skin and dry quickly without leaving a sticky or oily appearance.
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How to use face primer?
Now that you know the reasons for having a facial primer, it’s time to learn how to use it correctly,
see the step by step below.
1– Clean the skin well and dry completely, it is important that the skin is completely clean, because if it
is dirty, the primer does not set well.
2– After cleansing, apply specific facial moisturizer for your skin type.
3– After the moisturizer, it’s time to apply the primer, put a little of the product on your hands and spread
it from the face to other areas of the face, spread the primer from the bottom to the top and from the inside out, people who have oily skin or mixed, you should apply a larger amount of primer in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin). After that, you can start doing your makeup the way you are used to.
- Primer can be used every day, but avoid using it on days you are not going to apply makeup.
Types of facial primer – how to choose the best one?
There is a wide variety of primers, before choosing yours, you need to know the types and know how to differentiate and understand what benefits each one brings to the skin. Check it out:
Silicone: this type was one of the first that appeared, it helps to fix makeup better, but it doesn’t stick with water-based foundations, it should be used with oil-based foundations. Suitable for all skin types.
Satin liquid: leaves the skin with a more natural texture. Indicated for normal skin, which is not oily and has few pores and imperfections.
Creamy illuminator: it has particles of shine that make the luminous effect. It is suitable for almost all skin types, but should be avoided by people who have enlarged pores, because the luminosity of a primer highlights the pores.
Pore minimizer: this type of primer is even more specific in the way it is used, it has the main function of minimizing pores, so they should only be used in the region that has pores, and can never be applied to the whole face. Suitable for almost all skin types.
Primer in oil: primers in this format tend to hydrate the skin, control the production of oil and leave the skin luminous and lush. It is mainly indicated for dry skin, but people who have oily skin and need hydration can also use it.
To choose your facial primer, you should always think about what is your objective with it, besides increasing the durability of the makeup, is it to minimize pores, leave the skin with a luminous appearance, moisturize dry skin? For each of these purposes, there is an ideal primer suitable for each skin type, always read the label to find out how it works and in case of doubt, ask your dermatologist.
A product and many benefits for the skin, just like any other cosmetic item, the primer should always be used respecting the order of products and quantity needed.
Are you in the habit of using face primer? Which type is your favorite: silicone, satin, creamy, pore-minimizing or oily? Do you apply it correctly to the skin? Tell us in the comments.