When you have sensitive skin that reacts to most of the products you use on it, it becomes very difficult to find the right beauty aids. Most people you ask would tell you that you shouldn’t use makeup at all, but that’s close to impossible for most of us. Even if you don’t use cosmetics regularly, there are certain occasions where you need to look your best and makeup can help more than anything else.
Also, certain products help to cover your flaws and make your face look brighter. Every woman I know use at least one item of makeup, even if it’s just a basic lip balm. So how do you find the best make up for skin that is too sensitive and prone to reactions?
Tips for the Best Make Up for Sensitive Skin
A lot of women I know have reactions to certain beauty products, ranging in effect from slight itchiness to full-blown rashes. This is usually caused by chemical irritants in the makeup they use, or allergies to certain ingredients. Alcohol, fragrance and paraben are some of the common irritants, so definitely avoid products with these ingredients.
Pick products that are labelled non-comedogenic or fragrance-free as these are formulated specially for people with sensitive skin. The best make up products are those that are powder-based, as water-based products contain extra preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin free of rashes and infections, especially if it is sensitive:
- Use mineral makeup, as it is organic and does not contain any chemicals. Also, very little makeup needs to be used as compared to other products. The Bare Minerals brand has been proven to be a very good choice for people with sensitive skin.
- Products that are hypoallergenic are always an excellent option, as they are created keeping in mind the people whose skin react easily. They are easy on the skin and do not cause any trouble. Brands like Clinique are very good for this skin type and I would recommend them any day.
- Do not keep using makeup products for a long time, as they will have harmful effects. Don’t use eye makeup for more than three months and lipsticks need to be thrown away after a year. Also, if you share your makeup, you increase the chances of infection due to contamination.
- Keep your makeup brushes clean by washing them with mild soap and water. This avoids a build up of old makeup and dirt from the skin. Bacteria on these items will spread to your skin if you don’t keep them free of dirt.
- Regularly washing your face is a great help, but don’t use harsh cleansers or scrub your skin hard. Use natural cleansers and stay away from soap which will dry out your skin. Damage to your skin means that the natural oils are stripped off and reactions will keep occurring.
If you take care of your skin and use the best products, the worries that you face will reduce and your skin will look and feel healthier. If you have any other tips to share, leave a comment or a note, I’d love to check them out!