Dr. Oz: Finding the Right Foundation
Dr. Oz talked about how to find the right foundation for your skin tone. Anna from the audience is a lighter-skinned black woman who said that finding the right foundation is very hard, especially since there are so many makeup options out there. Lois was also from the audience and she’s an older white woman with an olive complexion who said that her foundation tends to cake because of her wrinkles. She also said it’s hard finding the right one for her particular skin tone.
Dr. Oz: Do You Have Wrinkles or Sunspots?
The editor-in-chief of Dr. Oz’s magazine The Good Life, Jill Herzig, came by Dr. Oz to talk about this. She said that the first thing you have to do to find a great foundation is to figure out what kind of skin you have.
First, determine if you have wrinkles or sunspots. Lois does have them, so she needs full coverage in her foundation. However, Anna didn’t have them, so she needs the sheer foundation.
Dr. Oz: Oily or Dry Skin?
Next, you need to determine whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Lois has dry skin, so she needs a liquid formulation that lumenizes her skin. These products will have a mica that will reflect light and make Lois’s skin less dull.
Anna has oily skin and she often has breakouts. Jill said she needs to cleanse really well at night and use a foundation with a salicylic acid in it.
Dr. Oz: Choosing the Right Color for Foundation
If you’re trying to choose the right color foundation, you’ll have to test out a few. Some department stores will let you try on the foundations. If you buy at the drugstore, most of them allow you to bring back opened makeup. Ask them to make sure this is okay before buying. This will let you buy several different types and try them out at home.