Face Make Up for Sensitive and Acne Prone Skin.
Now I can say my allergy had already stopped freaking out on my skin. It’s a relief but it still left me some marks in which I have to be very patient for. It’ll take time to heal, I guess.
I don’t have a perfect, flawless skin to begin with, but still, red, tiny bumps make me feel very bad when they start messing up with my face. haha. Now it’s all about the proper skin care and right choice of Make Up!
I have very very sensitive skin but of course, that does not stop me from wearing make up. I’m a normal girl
and I need make up! >_< Sensitive skin should not be a hindrance, in my opinion, but then you have to be very very cautious and finicky with the type of make up we buy. (girl??lady??)
Look at my skin! This was taken last week~! hahaha.Compared with my cousin’s uber flawless skin, mine’s a creepy minefield! hohohoho~♥
I look like a loser in that pic by the way.
Anyway, since I am now being very extra careful with the make up I choose, I would like to share some very important points one should consider before buying make up, those who have very sensitive skin, in particular.
Get started with these easy tips:
- Identify problem ingredients. If a beauty product causes an allergic reaction or irritates the skin, create a list of its ingredients. Over time, you’ll be able to pinpoint the offending ingredients, which you can easily avoid the next time you’re buying makeup.
- Conduct a patch test. When trying new products, a patch test is an easy and effective way to protect your skin from potential problem ingredients. Simply apply a small amount of the product to your inner wrist, elbow or ears. After 24 hours, inspect the skin, and if no irritation is present, you’re in the clear.
- Check labels. In the cosmetic aisle, look for products with these labels:
- Hypoallergenic. Choosing products that are hypoallergenic is a good place to start in your search for appropriate makeup for sensitive skin. However, keep in mind that there are no FDA regulations that monitor the term “hypoallergenic.” Not only does this mean that the interpretation may vary among companies, but companies aren’t required to show proof that their hypoallergenic products effectively prevent irritation.
- Fragrance-free. Reach for cosmetics labeled “fragrance-free,” meaning they don’t contain fragrances or perfumes. Avoid or use extra caution when using products labeled “unscented,” because they might contain skin-irritating chemicals to cover up the scent of fragrances.
- Toss old products. Still clinging to your hot pink eye shadow from prom, just in case it makes a comeback? Milking the last of your year-old mascara? You might want to reconsider. Holding on to your beauty products after they’ve passed their prime can cause infections and irritate your sensitive skin.
Here are guidelines for common products:
- Face powder and powder eye shadow: two years
- Foundation: six months
- Lipstick: two years
- Mascara: three to six months
If you notice discoloration, odd odors or strange consistency in any of your beauty products, it’s best to let them go. Also, if you experience eye infections or cold sores, toss the makeup immediately.
- Reconsider color.
- Black is best. For anyone struggling with sensitive skin, dermatologists suggest using black eyeliner and mascara, because they contain the fewest potential irritants. Also, opt for eye pencils in lieu of liquid liners, which contain latex and can be irritating.
- But go light on the eyes. Eye shadow in earth tones, such as white, beige and cream, has fewer pigments than darker shades, so it’s less likely to irritate the eyes.
- Pick powder. Powder cosmetics have fewer ingredients than liquid counterparts and are less likely to upset sensitive skin. If you’re stuck on liquid foundation, however, be sure to select one that is silicone-based, which is known for not irritating the skin.
- Walk away from waterproof. Unless there’s a risk of waterworks, avoid waterproof cosmetics. That’s because removing waterproof makeup requires using makeup remover. Along with your makeup, this solvent also removes your skin’s essential oils, which provide a protective barrier against irritants.
- Keep it simple. Select products that contain 10 ingredients or less, so you reduce your chances of encountering irritating ingredients.
- Keep it clean. Good hygiene is essential for every makeup routine, but it’s especially important if you have sensitive skin. Make sure to wash your hands before applying makeup and keep your cosmetic tools clean. Also, don’t share your makeup, which can spread germs.
- Talk to a professional. By following these simple steps, you should have little trouble with adverse reactions. However, for some skin conditions, it might be tougher to find non-irritating products. Don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist or other skincare professional for advice.
And so, when I have read this, I thought it’s really really helpful! And since I am a person who can’t live without BB creams or foundations, my long quest for finding the best one will now begin.♥
Will review more cosmetics for sensitive skin soon.♥ (Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Caolion Sensitive BB Cream and more..)