What does makeup do on the skin?

Pilling on the skin - this is how you can counteract crumbs when applying makeup 

3 mistakes that cause pilling - and how to avoid them

1. The skin is too dry

As mentioned earlier, especially when switching from summer to winter, the skin can feel rough and dry. The light care or the serum, which provided the skin with enough moisture in the summer, is no longer enough. When the skin becomes pale, the summer tan slowly disappears and the temperatures cool down, you should get your skin used to a richer care step by step.

Beauty tip against pilling:

In early autumn, for example, you can combine serum and day cream to provide the complexion with extra moisture without clogging the pores. Towards winter you should then swap your water-based cream for an oil care product or use richer formulations. A night cream is also recommended in autumn and winter, as the skin regenerates itself overnight. You wake up with soft, cared-for skin and dry spots are a thing of the past.


2. The wrong cream and make-up layering

For many of us things have to be quick in the morning. There is little time left for a comprehensive beauty program so that the individual care steps can be completed in no time at all. But here lies the mistake: Applying the products too quickly one after the other can lead to pilling on the skin. Because if the skin does not absorb the skin care and you then already apply the foundation, the products mix. The result is crumbling.

Beauty tip against pilling:

Better: You divide your morning beauty time into two parts - and that only takes a few minutes longer. Part one is skin care. It is particularly important here that the serum or cream is well absorbed by the skin. To accelerate this, the skin care product can be worked into the skin with tapping movements. In terms of order, the following applies: the heavier the formulation, the further down it belongs in skin care - and up. First comes the cleansing, then the toner, then optionally a serum, then cream or face oil and finally the sunscreen.

The skin should now feel well moisturized - neither too dry nor too creamy. And only then do the make-up work. A moistened make-up sponge is ideal for applying the foundation naturally and connecting it to the skin. Alternatively, you can pat in the foundation with your fingers. Then wait a few seconds again before giving the complexion a fresh finish with bronzer or blush.


3. Products with silicone encourage pilling

Silicone in cosmetics has long been frowned upon - nevertheless the chemical ingredient can still be found in too many products. And it can be a reason for pilling on the skin! The reason? When different products with silicones mix on the skin to make it appear "smooth and" clean, there is friction. This crumbles the textures. Incidentally, you can recognize the substance in the list of ingredients by the ending "-cone" or "-xane".

Beauty tip against pilling:

The most effective tip here is: Use products that are as natural as possible without silicone. This not only benefits our skin, but also the planet. Since conventional make-up primers are based on silicone, good skin care can prepare the skin for the foundation even without a primer. And a transparent powder at the end smooths the skin just as beautifully and makes large pores disappear.