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…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoFashion Flash this week is hosted  by Cindy of Prime Beauty .  I was a big fan of Prime Beauty, long before she agreed to join Fashion Flash. I  quickly learned to  just her judgement  about products and some of my current favorites were discovered in her blog posts.  At The BoomBox Party  during BlogHer, I got a chance to see   her in action.  I watched as she interviewed  a few brands  and was so impressed by the insightful and useful  posts she wrote about the new skin care lines.  She can spot a new idea, literally across the room, while I am still trying to find my glasses.  If you  care   about how you look, check  out Prime Beauty before you buy  new products.  She’s that good.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

FF1This week  Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. Jackie  is passionate about  heath and fitness and  committed to getting everyone to make  the best  health choices.  Last week her advice kept me safe.  Until I  met Jackie I never put  on the seatbelts in a cab. When she saw   this,  Jackie  scolded me and  rattled off some disturbing  statistics. Its hard to change years of habits, but when  I sat down in a cab  that seemed to be driven by a Nascar wannabe, I remembered Jackie’s warning and strapped myself in.  Less than three blocks later, he plowed into  the car in front of  us.  If I had not been wearing the seatbelt, I would have gone head  first into the partition.   Her advice is that good.

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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…