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
 

Ingredient check

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
 

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
 

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.

Natural alternatives
 

Natural alternatives

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 brandSimple has just launched in India, incase you want to try a safe skincare range.

Take care of your makeup and makeup tools
 

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.