Caring & Makeup Tips for Sensitive Skin

Caring for sensitive skin is a difficult task.  It's made more difficult when it comes to finding makeup that won't aggravate or flare-up the skin.  However, there are simple tips to follow that will make this an easier process.

1. Determine the type of sensitive skin from which you suffer.

  • Naturally Sensitive are for those that were born with the sensitivity
  • Reactive Skin becomes sensitive due to products, foods, or environmental conditions.
  • Acne-Prone Skin requires finding the correct remedy for your skin to combat acne

2. Consider your skin type (Dry, Oily, or Combination) which will help you find the correct products to use and the best methods for your skin.

3. Ingredients to Avoid in Make-Up Products.

  • Fragrance and fragrance-like ingredients, such as ethylene brassylate, linalool, and limonene
  • Alcohols
  • Preservatives, such as methylisothiazolinone and methylcholorisothiazoline
  • Parabens

4. Preparation is key. 

5. Apply Foundation.

6. Take care around the eyes.

7. Ingredients to avoid in lip care products:

  • VITAMIN E, LANOLIN, FRAGRANCE, & FLAVOR are prevalent allergens
  • CASTOR OIL IS Derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, which is comprised of about 80 to 90 percent ricinoleic acid that can cause chapped and inflamed lips
  • BEESWAX is commonly mixed with propolis glue that causes peeling lips
  • CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS cause chronic chapping

8. Don't forget to take your make-up off at the end of the day.

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