What is primer? Make-up experts call it your go to tool for smoothing your skin and getting it ready for applying the rest of your make-up. But is it really necessary? I don’t personally use primer on a daily basis, but I can tell you how awesome it is when you do use it. As with anything else, it’s a good idea to learn more about a product before you start using it. That way you can get the most out of it. Here’s what primer can do for you.
1. It Takes the Cake
Don’t you hate when your make-up cakes up and collects in the creases and wrinkles of your skin? Me too. Start using primer and the issue might not be yours to deal with anymore. Make-up experts encourage you to try primer under your make-up because it’s designed to keep it in place and prevent it from caking up. You are going to love how long your products will last when you apply primer first.
2. No More Moisture Suck
In general, you’ll put your primer on after your moisturizer and sunscreen. What the primer does after that is miraculous. It will lock those products in and create a barrier that helps keep it from escaping from your skin. While primer isn’t a must for hydrated skin, it sure can’t hurt. By keeping all that moisture in your skin, it’s able to do its job and keep you looking young and healthy all the time.
3. Makes Things Even
Primer is often clear in color, which allows you to apply it without worry about changing the color of your face. However, if you suffer from redness or have lots of discolorations that you’d like to mask, tinted primer will save your life. It slides on smooth and helps even things out so that you look as fabulous as you feel.
4. Boosts the Benefits
Choosing a hydrating primer boosts the beneficial effects of your other skin products. It’s true that your skin can only absorb a certain amount of moisture at one time, but if you suffer from perpetually dry skin, it might pay to start using primer in addition to your moisturizing products.
5. Balances Nutrients
Yes, you need certain nutrients to keep your skin healthy and young. Certainly, eating the right foods can help, but you might also consider choosing a primer infused with vitamins and minerals that your skin needs to stay the way you want it. For example, some contain vitamin B6, other have vitamin C. Bottom line – they can only help make sure your skin is getting the nutrients it needs.
6. Less is More
Like I said before, your skin can only manage a certain amount of product at one time. That means you can use just a bit of your primer. A little goes a long way so be stingy with it. Primer isn’t exactly cheap so you’ll be glad that you can buy a bottle of it and make it last for quite a while.
7. Or Maybe Not
While primer can do wonders for your skin, not everyone needs it. Make-up experts don’t recommend using it if there’s no need. Instead, use it only if you want to smooth your skin or mask imperfections. You can even use it only where it’s needed instead of all over your face. Perfect!
Do you use primer? Will this information change your mind?