Taking into consideration the polluted environment and fast-paced competitive life, maintaining a good and healthy face is a very difficult task. To add more to this, people with sensitive skin are the ones who suffer more because when they try to use makeup products, but end up getting reactions on their skin. It not only makes you depressed but also demotivated that makeup is just not the right thing for you. However, your skin must be sensitive but that should not stop you from doing makeup. Just the thing is, that you will have to be a bit conscious about the types of products you use. Let us help you know how to select good makeup products for sensitive skin.
Cosmetics for Sensitive Skin should be:
The first and the foremost step while selecting any makeup products for sensitive skin is to check that it is absolutely fragrance-free as fragrance ingredients like limonene, linlool, ethylene brassylate etc. are very much prone to cause irritation on the sensitive skin. You must also make sure that your chosen products contain no artificial colours.
Just like fragrance and artificial colours, dried alcohol too has the ability to cause irritation on the sensitive skin. And the worst part is, that the skin will not show effects in one or two applications. On the contrary, you will notice that with regular use of the products (specially leave-on products) containing alcohol will make your skin even more sensitive to makeup products and your skin will start reacting.
3. Irritating Ingredients
Certain ingredients are known to definitely cause irritation on sensitive skin and, therefore, must be strictly avoided. The ingredients are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), bismuth oxychloride, acetylated lanolin alcohol, beta hydroxy acid, formaldehyde, boric acid, EDTA, para-aminobenzoic acid, parabens, petrolatum.
4. Sensitive Sunscreens
Sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and OMC i.e. Octyl Methoxycinnamate are very dangerous for the skin as they penetrate deep into the skin and can cause not only irritation but also diseases like skin cancer, eczema, etc. you must choose sunscreens which have mineral actives.
5. Makeup Remover
Not only the makeup products for sensitive skin but even the makeup remover must be chosen very consciously. Some makeup removers or cleansing oils might contain alcohol or fragrance which can irritate your skin. Therefore, you must be very alert while choosing the best for yourself.
Choose Your Cosmetics Wisely
However, you will go for a non-comedogenic product which is free from all the above chemicals but, you still must not be over-confident while buying. First, you must test the product in a patch on your face and wait for 24 hours to see if any reaction occurs. If your skin is reacting normally, you can buy the cosmetic product otherwise you should try some other brand. You must make sure that the makeup products for sensitive skin have been dermatologically tested and are specifically formulated for hypoallergenic skin type. You should select non-comedogenic and non-greasy products which have moisturising effect and antioxidants. Above all, if you want your makeup products to be good to you, you must be good to them as well by keeping them clean in a cool and dry place. Wash your brushes regularly.