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… →
Fashion 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.
This 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.
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… →