Video:Spray Foundationwith Dr. Debra Jaliman
Choosing the right foundation is less about preference and more about skin type. Find out which type of foundation is best for you in this beauty video from About.comSee Transcript
Hi, I'm Dr. Debra Jaliman, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City and author of the book Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist here for About.com to talk about foundation: which should you use: Cream, Spray, or Powder?
Foundation for Oily Skin
First you need to know what your skin type is. Let's say you have oily skin and you're acne-prone and you get that 4 o'clock shine, then you probably want to go with a powder foundation, because you want to use an oil-free foundation and the powder tends to be oil-free.
Foundation for Dry Skin
Let's say you have eczema and you have very dry skin, or you have very wrinkly skin, or you're older, then you'd want to look for a cream foundation, one that says it's very moisturizing. Because that will add moisture to your skin. And let's say you used a powder foundation: that would settle in your creases and it would accentuate your lines. Whereas a creamy foundation with a lot of moisture would minimize your lines.
Foundation for Combination Skin
Let's say you have combination skin: you could actually use a lotion or a spray foundation, because that would be intermediate between a powder and a creamy foundation. Or if you had moderately oily skin or combination skin.
So you really need to know your skin when you go shopping for a foundation. It's also good to try the foundation on and maybe even try it, wear it for a day before you actually make your purchase if that's possible. Sometimes they even give you a tester to try.
So, those are some of my tips - so if you have any other questions at all, go to About.com.