Hitting a perfect glam goes way beyond swipes of mascara and a few taps of foundation. Just like skincare, there are tips and tricks to mastering the art of makeup, especially if your skin easily gets irritated.
For one thing, applying makeup over sensitive skin requires a few special hacks to cover up some of those discolorations without worsening your skin condition.
Worried how applying makeup will affect your sensitive skin? Here are five makeup tips for your sensitive skin.
Makeup tips for sensitive skin
Before using a product you’ve never used on your skin before, be sure to patch test it before using it on your entire skin. Apply a small amount of the product to the inside of your wrist. If the makeup product causes any kind of irritation on your wrist, then it’s likely it’ll irritate your skin too.
Keep patch testing a few other products until you’re confident in your formulas. In order words, choose products that are safe to use on your sensitive skin.
Now, it’s time to get down to business.
1. Prep your skin with a gentle cleanser
When applying makeup to sensitive skin, prepping your skin is one of the most important actions you can take. Then, of course, you can’t apply makeup to dirty skin. Start by applying a cleanser to your skin using gentle circular motions. Remove the cleanser with some warm water and your skin is ready for makeup.
Try our Lotion Perfection A La Carotte Cleanser as it is an excellent way to prep sensitive skin before applying makeup. This product is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Thanks to its nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, the cleanser not only lifts away dirt and debris but provides a veil of nourishment for your skin.
2. Moisturize your skin
Once you’ve cleansed your skin, focus on hydrating your skin. Moisturizing sensitive skin can protect against a drying sensation and help fight dehydration.
Try our B.B Clear Lightening Lotion. One of this moisturizer’s soothing ingredients like glycerine can help calm sensitive skin. It also has deeply nourishing vitamins to help revitalize your complexion.
3. Go in for multitasking products
In the makeup world, using fewer products on the skin will keep your skin from freaking out. Use multitasking products so that you can underwhelm your skin and stick to a more minimal routine.
4. Apply foundation & concealer only where you need it
Applying foundation and concealer everywhere is not a good idea. You want to apply them only where you need them and if they accept your skin. Use a concealer only when you need it to cover up pesky blemishes, not entire surface areas.
Be sure to use a concealer like Chateau Rouge to hide all those blemishes, scars, discolorations, and dark circles. Apply it sparingly to blur areas that need attention and create an even-looking canvas.
5. Always remove your makeup
When you wear makeup, always remember to remove it. For one thing, your skin needs time to breathe, and not removing your makeup can tamper with the process. What’s more, the bacteria stuck to your concealer and other products can easily press into your skin and cause skin problems.
Living with sensitive skin is like waking up every morning to prepare for the battleground. A little itch here and a tiny redness there can keep you cursing all day long.
However, these tried-and-true makeup hacks for sensitive skin should put you well on your way to applying makeup on your sensitive skin without inviting any woes.