Does primer worsen acne?
The secret is in the primer. Primers are a necessary evil in the standard beauty routine. They’re necessary because they lock in your base, help with oil control, and provide a smooth, crease-free finish. But sometimes, they can clog your pores — which leads to breakouts, especially when you have sensitive skin.
Do primers protect skin?
As their name suggests, primers “prime” or optimize the skin surface before foundation is applied. Think of them as double-sided tape for your makeup, or even spackle. For skin with large pores, a primer can smooth the surface and prevent foundation from creating dots across the T-zone.
Is it OK to use foundation without primer?
If you have no problem with your foundation staying on all day, then a primer isn’t totally necessary. But if you feel like you want a more air brushed look to your skin and your foundation formula isn’t bringing it, Debris suggests enlisting the help of a primer to do just that.
Do I need moisturizer if I use primer?
The truth is, you should always apply moisturizer before reaching for primer (seriously, always)! As we mentioned above, the purpose of a moisturizer is to lock your skin with long-lasting moisture to keep dryness at bay. If you apply primer first, you run the risk of sporting dry, lackluster skin.
Can I use moisturizer instead of primer?
Can I use moisturizer as primer? Moisturizer and primer are two different products so using a moisturizer as primer won’t give the same effect as a real primer. Depending on your skin type, you can skip primer and use moisturizer.