Make Up Tips For Sensitive Skin

Posted for Skin Care On August 26, 2009


Women with sensitive skin have the hardest time finding beauty products and cosmetics for themselves. This is because their skin is highly reactive and finding products that don\’t irritate the skin is a challenge altogether.

However, there are still ways you can look beautiful even if you have super sensitive skin. Here are some tips.

Avoid Problem Ingredients
If certain cosmetics and make-up products cause allergic reactions or skin irritations, create a list of its ingredients. When you have done it for a couple of products, you will have a good idea about what ingredients react adversely on your skin. Just make sure you avoid them in future.

Do a Patch Test

Before using new products, make sure you do a patch test. Just apply a small amount of the product on your inner elbow or wrists and observe the skin for 24 hours. If there is no irritation, you can safely use the product. But if there is, you should absolutely avoid it.

Check for Labels
While shopping for cosmetics and skin care products, looks for labels like \’Hypoallergenic\’ and \’Fragrance-Free\’.
Hypoallergenic means the products do not cause any skin allergies
Fragrance-free products do not contain any added fragrances that may cause any skin irritations.

Throw Away Old Cosmetics
No matter how much you love the pink eye shadow that your best friend gifted you on the last day of college, just throw it away! Using cosmetics that have exceeded their expiration period may be very harmful for the skin.

Prefer Black
Women with sensitive skin should stick to using black eyeliner and mascara. This is because they contain the least potential irritants as compared to colored varieties. Also, eye shadows in earthy tones like beige, cream etc. have fewer pigments than darker shades and are less likely to irritate the eyes.

Avoid Waterproof Cosmetics

Waterproof cosmetics stay longer on the skin. But to remove them, you would need to use strong make-up removers. Make-up removers also remove the essential oils of the skin along with the make-up residues and thus can irritate the skin.

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