Sensitive Skin– Finding Make-up That Your Twitchy Skin Enjoys

Question and answer logoQuestion:  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 and Answer: Gluten- Free Cosmetics?

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…