If you have sensitive and/or acne prone skin, finding makeup that doesn’t irritate your complexion further can be very difficult to find. With so many products available, most of which advertise similar results, how do you determine what works best for your skin without spending hundreds of dollars trying numerous products that leave you disappointed? With these easy steps and suggestions, you’ll be able to focus your search.
Find the Right Face Washing Routine
Before going to bed, wash the makeup off your face, especially if you have sensitive skin. Look for a face wash that doesn’t have synthetic fragrance; check the ingredients list to see whether ‘perfume’ or ‘fragrance’ is listed and if it is, look for another product. Face washes with synthetic fragrance have a tendency to irritate skin further. Look for all natural products, such as Burt’s Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser which also exfoliates, removes makeup, and soothes sensitive skin.
Remove dry skin and dead skin cells with the right exfoliates. Clarisonic is a great product that will leave your face feeling as if you just had a facial. The company offers a wide range of brushes, from deep pore cleansing, delicate, acne cleansing, and more, you’re guaranteed to find a brush head to match your needs. The Clarisonic also comes equipped with a built-in one minute timer so you don’t over exfoliate. After you cleanse your skin, apply a clay mask to extract leftover impurities clogging your pores, like Clinique’s Pore Refinishing Solutions Charcoal Mask. After rinsing, finish with a hydrating but light moisturizer such as Philosophy’s Renewed Hope In a Jar. All products can be found at Sephora. Or, you can have someone else pamper you by going for a facial at a spa.
Powder Makeup Products Only
For your makeup routine, try to avoid liquid or cream based products as they will clog the pores. Instead, stick to powder foundations, blushes, and finishing products which will allow your skin to breathe. bareMinerals powder foundation in matte comes in a variety of shades to match all skin tones and with an even application, it leaves your skin feeling fresh and not as heavy.
Now that you know what to look for, you’ll avoid spending more money than you would otherwise to find the products that work perfectly for you.