Help! My Makeup Hurts My Skin!
If the title you just read sounds like one of your daily
complaints, you need some help, indeed.
Sensitive skin can really hurt.
It can burn, itch, feel very irritated, look red and turn your skin into
a rash. It can make your skin tingle,
swell, develop spots, hives, or acne.
If you have any of the symptoms of sensitive skin, it’s
important to try and figure out what your skin is reacting to. Through trial and error, you can probably
figure out what is disturbing your skin and what sensitive skin treatment you
might pursue to help prevent further problems.
Certain sensitive skin products can remedy your problem but
first try to figure out what is causing your discomfort. But before we even get to that, let’s first
look at what lies at the root of sensitive skin on face issues.
One common sensitive skin on face cause is due to
allergies. You could be allergic to
certain foods, like chocolate, that tend to make your face break out. Strawberries are another common food allergen
that can react negatively with sensitive skin.
But makeup is also a big problem for some people. You can be allergic to certain makeup
ingredients, especially if your skin is sensitive to begin with. Put two and two together: if you put on
makeup and shortly thereafter your face breaks out, you may be reacting to the
eye shadow, the foundation, or any other makeup.
You may just be genetically predisposed to having sensitive
skin. If you have other family members
with similar issues, it could be genetic.
Clinical studies have shown a link between sensitive skin and those
whose skin is light-toned as opposed to darker skin pigments. Your body makeup just may not be genetically
correct for you, so to speak.
If you have a poor digestive system, that can actually
affect your skin, causing inflammation that shows up inside and outside the
body. And if you tend to be constipated
with a slow digestive system, more toxins stay in your body for a longer period
of time, causing skin eruptions.
Problems with your thyroid can have you seeking out
sensitive skin face products. Thyroid
imbalances can cause skin to be dry in addition to other more serious
Whatever the cause of your sensitive skin on face may be,
it’s time to rule out any serious health conditions and find the right
sensitive skin products to help you heal, look and feel better. The right sensitive skin treatment should not
have any harsh fragrances. Many people
with sensitive skin react negatively to chemical fragrances as an
allergen. Fragrances in creams and
makeup generally contain chemicals that your skin will not react kindly too,
especially if you are sensitive. Some sensitive
skin products will either have no added fragrance or a natural fragrance, such
as a fruit- or plant-based scent, which should be fine for most people. Check the ingredients label and be sure there
are no fragrances that are chemically-based or synthetic.
Avoid formaldehyde-based preservatives. What, you may ask? Ingredients listed as diazolidinyl urea or
quaternium-15, for example, are formaldehyde-based and may cause sensitive skin
on face to react badly.
If you have sensitive skin, try to
avoid sodium lauryl surfates (SLS).
These are foaming agents found in some cleansers that are irritating for
those with sensitive skin. They may
cause inflammation, just what you need to avoid when removing your makeup for
Remember that sensitive skin on face or
on your body can easily become inflamed, causing an acne eruption or a
rash. You need to choose sensitive skin
face products that have anti-inflammatory agents in them. The more natural the agents are, the better
for your skin. Anti-inflammatory agents
may include green tea extracts, excellent for calming the skin down. Green tea extracts can also work to slow down
the aging process, a definite plus as far as sensitive skin treatment
Sensitive skin face products, particularly makeup, can be
found in Ageless Derma Mineral Makeup.
This makeup is composed of natural minerals and anti-inflammatory green
tea extracts. It is free of parabens,
and contains vitamins A and E. The
Ageless Derma loose foundation mineral makeup contains natural lavender
aromatherapy, a known calming agent.
Lavender calms the body and can even help you rest at night. It is the perfect antidote to chemical
fragrances that irritate sensitive skin.