Here are a few tips to remember while buying skin care products if you have sensitive skin…
Stick to fragrance free products
Products that have little or no fragrance are always good for sensitive skin. Also opt for products that have fewer ingredients. Avoid products that have alcohol content, retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids and antibacterial agents. These tend to be harsh on sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you must choose products that are formulated with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera or Argan oil in it. A face powder is always safe to use on sensitive skin as they have fewer preservatives and may not irritate your skin.
When buying cosmetics…
If you are planning on buying a foundation, opt for one with a silicone base as they are safer on sensitive skin. Try and avoid water proof makeup as they are stronger and need a special makeup remover to get it off your skin.
For your eyes only
For your eyes, opt for pencil liners as they smudge less and are formulated with wax. Liquid liners may smudge and may be formulated with latex which is a skin irritant.
Dates are crucial
The most important rule is to use makeup within their expiry date. Never use cosmetics that are beyond their expiry date. Want an easy way to figure out what the expiry date for products is? Look at the product label on the back of a product. Notice a small jar with its lid open, and a number on the jar? That number denotes the number of months after opening the product you have to use it within.
Test and try it
Before you buy a product, always request for a sample from the store. Apply this product behind your ear for seven days. If no irritation occurs, then you can try it on the face. You can follow the same skin test for all skincare, hair colour and hair dyes.