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…

Sensitive Skin 101

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…