Having sensitive skin is sometimes seen as a double punishment: it is hyper-reactive and make-up is banned. And yet this everyday pleasure need not be forbidden, not even on very fragile skin. Quite the opposite, it can actually neutralize redness, improve the appearance of skin reactions, and protect the skin against external aggressors. Provided you follow these few basic tips.
Test products before committing yourself
Sensitive skin reacts to factors usually tolerated by “ordinary” skin. It is therefore important, before adopting a product, to test it on a small part of your face. If you experience no discomfort within 24 hours of applying it, it’s good news—you’ve found the right product for you!
When choosing make-up for sensitive skin, you have to be very careful! The list of ingredients must hold no secrets for you. Make sure that the product meets all safety criteria, notably in terms of being hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested. Also, remember to look out for the words “Nickel Tested,” which indicates that the product has been formulated to minimize its nickel content and hence the risk of allergic reactions.
Focus on your best allies
Your sensitive skin does not have only enemies, so it’s important you get to know your allies! Regarding make-up, go for hypoallergenic, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic formulas rich in moisturizers and antioxidants. Prefer light textures that do not clog pores and allow the skin to breathe. Finally, opt for products that also provide protection against external aggressors, such as the sun and pollution.
Thermal spring water, a smart choice
Spraying La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water all over your face after applying your make-up will make it last longer while also softening, moisturizing, and protecting your skin thanks to its unique combination of minerals and trace elements, including selenium which has recognized anti-oxidant properties.
Look after your products, and they’ll return the favor
Your beauty products care for your skin. But do you take care of your beauty products?! To ensure they remain as effective and pleasant to use as on the first day, store them in a cool, dry place (so maybe not in the bathroom). Never leave them uncovered and in contact with the air, and clean your brushes after each use.