Sensitive skin is prone to a zillion skin issues and reactions like allergies, redness and irritation. If you have fragile skin too, you must live in a constant fear of trying new makeup products and having it not suit your skin.
But then, dry skin or oily—a girl’s gotta have her makeup! And a lot of it, at that. Well, worry not. You just have to be careful while buying your makeup to avoid any unnecessary hiccups every time you try out a new look.
Remember these makeup tips next time you think of adding a new member to your beauty kit...
- Ingredient check
- Take your pick
- Try before you buy
- Natural alternatives
- Take care of your makeup and makeup tools
Look for any harsh contents like alcohol, parabens, silicones or sodium lauryl sulfate. Parabens are used as preservative, silicones for creamy texture and sodium lauryl sulfate as lathering agent. All these can cause irritation to skin. Make sure they are hypoallergic and dermatologically tested.
Take your pick
Not all cosmetics are harsh and would be your skin’s enemy. Go for cosmetics that have non-comedogenic formulas rich in moisturisers and antioxidants. Also while buying foundations and other face makeup products, opt for light textures that allow skin to breathe.
Try before you buy
You can never really be sure of which product would suit you and which won’t. It’s best to run a trial first. Apply a small amount on your face or back of hand and leave it on for a while. If you don’t feel any discomfort, you’ve got the right one.
You don’t have to hold back from buying new products. If chemical based products don’t suit you, there are enough of natural brands to your rescue. Look for herbal and organic cosmetics. That are safer and suit all skin types.
Psst, UK’s trusted clean and chemical-free skincare brand—Simple has just launched in India, incase you want to try a safe skincare range.
Take care of your makeup and makeup tools
Makeup is for skin what food is for body. You don’t eat stale food so why treat your skin with old and improperly kept products? Make a habit to wash makeup brushes and sponge. Keep your cosmetics in a dry, cool place, always sealed. Make sure you use the entire content before its expiry date.