Makeup tips for sensitive skin

In a few studies, more than 50% of adults classify their skin as “sensitive 1”. However, the term “sensitive” can mean different things to everyone. According to an article in the Expert Review on Dermatology, reactive or sensitive skin is: “the experience of abnormal stinging or burning sensations, or pain and tingling, as a response to multiple factors that may be psychological, chemical or hormonal.” Skin sensitivity is a common problem that can occur as an isolated incident or be a chronic issue due to conditions like rosacea and eczema. We all experience sensitive skin, regardless of its cause. Many of us find that winter weather is the most common culprit. You can minimize the risk of a skin reaction whether you have chronic skin sensitivity issues or only experience seasonal or infrequent irritation.

Sun Protection

Most dermatologists will tell you that the best thing to do for your skin is to use sunscreen. It is especially important for people with sensitive skin who may react more readily to external triggers such as heat and sun. Titanium Dioxide is also used in sunscreens. Physical sunscreens It is one of the most potent and effective sun protection active ingredients, according to the FDA monograph.

Shop wisely

The back of the packaging is your best friend when shopping for skin care products and cosmetics. Avoid ingredients that can cause your skin to react, such as artificial fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals.

Cleanse Carefully

No matter what your skin type is, excessive exfoliation and cleansing can irritate the skin. Here are some tips on how to cleanse your skin as gently as possible.

Avoid using hot water to wash your face or body. It can cause your skin to become dry and irritated.

Use gentle exfoliators. Face wash should remove dirt and makeup without stripping your skin of its oils or forcing you to scrub hard.

Exfoliate at least three times per week.

After washing your face, pat the skin dry with a towel (don’t rub it) and apply moisturizer immediately for maximum absorption.

Please test it out.

Always test a new product on a small patch before committing to it. This precautionary test must be performed at least 24 hours before full application. Patch testing may be necessary for up to a week if your skin is highly reactive. Apply a small amount to a spot about the size of a penny. Tests can be performed in different locations depending on the results you want to achieve. For example, behind the ear for allergy testing or your most sensitive part for irritation testing.

Feed Your Skin

It’s not without reason that they say, “you are what your eat”. Skin sensitivity does not just refer to what goes on the skin but also to what you eat. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid certain foods based on the triggers of your sensitivity. You should still treat your food as you would your skincare. Avoid foods that are highly processed and contain a lot of artificial ingredients. Drinking water will also keep your skin hydrated. If you are thirsty, so is your skin.