Question: I love to wear a little make-up, but my sensitive skin tends to react with redness and break-outs. Any suggestions?
Answer: There are five different types of sensitive skin, but they all share one characteristic– they don’t seem to like make-up. Here are some easy to follow guidelines to be able to “rouge up” without irritation:
Sensitive Skin and Perfumes Don’t Mix
Select only fragrance-free skin care and make-up. Fully half of all sensitivity reactions are due to fragrances and scents in our cosmetics. And don’t be fooled by so-called natural or botanical scents. These actually may be especially big troublemakers. Both Almay and Clinique have full line of truely fragrance – free products.
Sensitive Skin and Shimmer
Leave products that shine and shimmer on the shelf. The glittery mica flakes in eyeshadows, lipsticks, and foundation which catch … Continue Reading… →
Question: I see ads for gluten-free cosmetics. Are they a better choice for my sensitive skin?
Answer: For most of her life, my BFF Suzanne had to deal with an irritable stomach and unexpected red splotches on her skin– and test after test failed to show a source for her problems. About five years ago, she dcided to see if avoiding gluten would help. Practically overnight her problems vanished.
Doctors have long been aware of the causes and symptoms of celiac disease and its link to an over reaction to gluten. Now there is further recognition that an intolornace to gluten affects far more people. But until recently, most experts did not believe that gluten in skin and hair products could cause problems in those with gluten sensitivities. Now there is growing concern that gluten in many forms may indeed produce itchy eyes, blisters and a red … Continue Reading… →