Beauty | Why use a primer?

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Make-up artists and other beauty professionals have incorporated primers into their routine for many years. And while we have been told it’s important, do you really know what it does?

There is no point in layering on make-up without first using a primer. This is one of the many statements that we have all heard about primers in recent years.

So, what is so special about this magical cream and what does it exactly do? A primer is simply used to create a barrier between your skin and make-up.

The benefits, it appears, are endless. One of the first advantages that users rave about is its ability to seal pores, creating almost a blanket over them. They also work with any skin type, and are now available in many shades and prices to suit all skin tones and pockets.

When applying foundation, it can look quite flaky or bumpy. A primer solves this issue. The cream smoothes out the skin so when foundation is applied, it creates an almost velvet type appearance. It has also has the added benefit of smoothing out fine lines so it creates a more youthful appearance – something we all love!

Many make-up primers are non-comedogenic, meaning that they won’t irritate your skin or lead to breakouts.

Does your make-up start to fade in the afternoon? A primer can fix this. It decreases sweating through the pores, meaning your make-up stays on for much longer. They also act as a natural shield for dust, water and debris that might make your makeup wear off.

Another significant benefit to using make-up primers is that they reduce redness and won’t irritate your skin.

So now we know why make-up artists have been using this product for years.