Keeping my face hydrated is something that’s constantly buzzing through my mind. Though I don’t have unusually dry skin, I always feel the need to moisturize. About a year ago, when researching some tips on ensuring my wedding-day makeup was lasting and fresh, I came across Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Water…and it was literally the answer to my (hydration) prayers.
Of course, the most vital key to facial hydration is water, water and more water. All day long. 24/7. Well, 16/7 since you can’t drink in your sleep. However, none of us are nearly as good at drinking water as we should be (I know I’m not). Hydrating your skin from the inside out isn’t an excuse to skip topical moisturizers though. It’s still vital to maintain hydration on the outermost layers of your skin, and Smashbox’s Primer Water is a great supplemental method to getting that hydration you need.
Some of the benefits of keeping your skin hydrated include:
- A plump, supple base that minimizes the look of wrinkles and pores
- Increased elasticity, causing skin to be less likely to crack and let in particles that may cause irritations or blemishes
- A decrerase in the concentration of oil in your skin, minimizing break-outs
Although it’s considered a primer, it can really be used before or after makeup application. I use a lotion-based primer prior to applying my makeup, and the primer water after to maintain that dewy, refreshed look. I literally travel with this thing everywhere. It doesn’t have a strong scent, if there’s even a scent at all, but a few sprays and I feel completely refreshed. Major plus is that it’s also silicone, alcohol and oil free.
I use this primer water every day, but the time I love it most is when I’m traveling, after a long flight. It immediately relieves you of that groggy, ive-just-sat-in-the-same-position-without-having-moved-for-5-hours feeling. The best part? It comes in an adorable 1oz travel size.
If you’re not someone who regularly hydrates your skin, definitely think about including this step into your routine!