People with sensitive skin have to adjust to certain conditions and routines that people with normal skin don’t have to. But having sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can’t put on makeup anymore. Technology has made it possible for cosmetics companies to formulate products that will benefit those with sensitive skin. You just need to try a few different formulas and routines before you can find one that works for you.
Having sensitive skin means you have to invest in vegan makeup products like brush sets that are free of chemicals and harsh substances. A variety of factors causes sensitive skin, after all. It can be genetic or environmental. It can be because of dehydration, skin conditions, or certain sensitivities to ingredients. Even the most common skin types feel sensitive from time to time. Also, stress is a factor in why your skin feels sensitive.
Here are some tips to help you put on makeup even with sensitive skin:
Choosing the Right Formula
The biggest thing you have to consider when using products on sensitive skin is the formulation of the products. Products with hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic labels will less likely irritate your skin. But they do not guarantee safety. The better way of knowing which formulation will work for your skin is to identify the ingredients that cause your allergies to flare up.
The most common skin irritants are retinol, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, talc, phenol, camphor, and ammonia. You need to determine which of these chemicals your skin reacts to negatively. Certain chemicals can be hidden in facial creams labeled as hypoallergenic, so you have to read the labels carefully.
Prepping the Skin
Experts suggest that sensitive skin has to be moisturized well before you put on makeup. It’s more than just putting on moisturizing cream. A step to consider is spraying thermal water before slapping on moisturizer and makeup. Also, ingredients like chamomile can calm sensitive skin, so try to look out for this ingredient in your moisturizer.
Checking the Expiration Dates
Often, people forget to check the expiration dates. There’s a tiny symbol on the product that tells you how long it will last after you open it. 6M stands for six months, while 12M stands for one year. Replace your skincare and cosmetic products once it has reached its usable months. Check your drawers right now. How many of these products are you using that are long past their expiry dates?
Staying Away from Highly-Pigmented Makeup
The more colors you have in your makeup, the higher the pigments are. Eyeshadows, for example, have a lot of pigments, so try staying away from these. Try to choose makeup products with fewer pigments. If you are allergic to highly-pigmented makeup products, go for neutral tones such as beige, cream, and bronze. The same principle applies to lipsticks. The redder the lipstick is, the more likely it will cause allergies and skin flare-ups.
To find the safest product for your skin, experiment with different formulation and brands. You don’t need to be loyal to one brand alone. What you need to find is the right formula that your skin will positively react to.