I use a gentle chemical exfoliant, preferably a 5-10% glycolic acid liquid treatment every 2-3 days to avoid this problem. I use the 5% more often since it’s not as harsh and irritating, but still efficacious. The 10% is reserved for weekly use. When applying foundation, I make sure to use a good primer (I actually use a serum: the Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum) because it has that slightly thick and extremely smooth texture that allows foundation to glide on very easily.The texture is sort of like the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but more “wet” feeling. But it dries down well, and suits my skin perfectly during the winter time. What about you guys?