Do You Need To Apply Moisturizer Before Makeup?

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Without makeup i now feel that moisturizer is unnecessary. However I have a lot of scarring still, and fee, I NEED to wear makeup when outside the house.

The problem is skin flakes when I put concealer on, so I've always put moisturizer on to avoid the flaking. Is there anything else that can be done instead of moisturizer? I don't like the greasy feeling of it.

Thanks for any opinions and recommendations!

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Do you use a primer? A silicone-based primer can help smooth out the flakes so the makeup goes on smoothly without moisturizer.

You could also try a gel moisturizer instead of a lotion. :)

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I had no idea primers existed until recently lol (Ive always been into mineral makeup and such for bad skin)

I recently tried Neutrogena's primer, but honestly my skin still got oily after using it. It claimed to keep you shine free for 8 hours.

Now I have Phillips, which is a liquid laxative, but many people use it for matte finish that lasts.

It's pretty good, you should try it.

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Honestly I think moisturizer is pretty important. If anything I notice I get oily faster when I dont moisturize. If you dont like the greasy feeling you can use a mattifying primer before applying your makeup and that helps. Or you could kill two birds with one stone and use a moisturizing primer :P The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the korres greek yogurt primer. I suffer from dry skin in the winter and that primer has always been on my wish list. Its pricey but im sure you could find something similar for less at ulta maybe?

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Moisturizing is important... Even if your skin doesn't feel dry, moisturize still! As skin ages, it loses elasticity, moisturizing is important to slow down the aging process and add suppleness to your skin.

Here's my routine before I put on makeup:

1) Wash face

2) Tone

3) add a layer of serum

4) add a layer of essence and or emulsion

4) add a layer of moisturizer

5) add makeup

6) add BB cream or sunscreen

I know these are a lot of steps, and I don't recommend you to emulate it, because your skin might react in a negative way. But, at least add one layer of moisturizer!

Moisture is important for your skin if you want smooth and supple skin!

Skin care Regimen:

-Cleanser: Kojie San kojic acid soap.

-Moisturizer: Nature's Pearl Muscadine 20™ Ultra Rich Lotion

-Serum: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

-Toner: HADA LABO Shiro-jyun Clear Lotion

-Moisturizing Oil: Camellia Oil
-Creme: PUREBESS Snail School Recovery Gel Cream
-Sunscreen: Eltamd UV clear SPF 46
- Astaxanthin
- Muscadine grape seeds
- Fermented Cod Liver Oil
- Organic vitamin D3
- Matcha powder
- White tea
-Organic foods only ( Vegetables and fruits ).
- No GMOs.
- No processed foods.
- 0.5 to 1 gallon of water.
- Lots of fish ( good source of healthy fats ).
-Exercise everyday for 45-60 minutes.
Stress Management:
- Reading books, listening to classical music, self-reflect.

“One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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Even if you don't use primer you need to moisturize. Why is your skin flaky? Are you using a retinoid? To decrease flaking it's good to mix your meds with moisturizer. Also, moisturizing helps keep your skin form producing more oil and also helps with healing. What kind of concealer do you use? Maybe you should try a CC cream instead. It has more coverage than a BB cream and acts like a primer, foundation and concealer. Good luck!

My Regimen - for Acne and PIH

(Cured Folliculitis! Began regimen 4 weeks ago and 100% clear of acne)


Cetaphil Daily Cleanser

Elta MD UV Facial moisturizer

Acanya and Cloderm

Neutrogena Body Wash in shower


Cetaphil Daily Cleanser

Elta MD UV Facial moisturizer

Ziana and Hydrocortisone Valerate

Oral meds: Acticlate (Doxycicline Hyclate)

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