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… →
Over 50% of Americans believe that they have sensitive skin – and I am one of them. Several times a year I will glance at the mirror to see that strange red splotches have appeared. Over time I’ve had to become a homegrown expert on all things sensitive and when a product promises to be safe for sensitive skin my first reaction is ” Oh really”.
Causes of Sensitive Skin
The first thing I learned about these red spots is that they are driven by different factors. Sensitive skin is a kind of umbrella term for skin problems that produce red, flaky sometimes itchy skin. There are basically six, count ’em, six different types and its important to identify the true cause to select the right treatments and … Continue Reading… →