Avoid Gimmicks When Purchasing Skin Care Products
When choosing products to use on your sensitive skin, it has been suggested to read the labels carefully to learn if it’s safe for your skin. But, what if you can’t trust the label?
General terms like, “safe for sensitive skin” and “doctor recommended” may be more of an advertising campaign than an actual safety claim. Learn how to avoid advertising gimmicks and find the products that are safe for your sensitive skin.
Do Your Research!
When you have sensitive skin you need to spend some time researching why this is the case. Once you have worked out what it is you are sensitive to you can work with what you have. Always get 2 opinions and test some products, DO NOT self diagnose online. Go to a skincare therapist that can help you, this is a must. Once you have worked out what you can and can’t use, applying make up should be easy.
Be careful when purchasing Mineral Make-up as most companies have very little minerals in their make up. By law, companies are only required to use 10% minerals to call it mineral make up.
Always moisturize your skin first, wait a minute before applying your make up and don’t apply too much make up – less is best!
Labels Can be Deceiving
Did you know that the FDA doesn’t regulate the word “hypoallergenic? Nor does it regulate “safe for sensitive skin” and “non-irritating” Any manufacturer can put these words on their products. And, as long as a company has had one doctor review their product, they can use the phrase, “Doctor recommended”.
What does that mean to people with sensitive skin? Not a whole lot. No product can be allergy-free for everyone because people are sensitive to many different ingredients. Pay attention to the ingredient list, especially when you find a product that your skin reacts to. Over time, you might figure out what ingredients you need to avoid.
It’s OK to be Sensitive
Everyone can be sensitive to cosmetics. It could be only one ingredient or several causing some sensitivity. The result is often redness, itchiness, pimple, etc. Use skincare and makeup without the most common sensitizing ingredients: perfume and fragrance and chemical preservatives. Use products with fewer ingredients too. Excessive moisturizing and exfoliating can also be a cause of sensitive skin. A good skincare professional, esthitician or MD can help , so ask questions!
How do you research your sensitive skin care products to make sure they are safe for your skin?