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7 Makeup Tips for Sensitive Skin That Work like Magic ...

By Alison

Do you need makeup tips for sensitive skin? It can be difficult to find makeup that works for you when your skin seems to react so easily. But there are ways to minimise the problems that cosmetics cause. Try these makeup tips for sensitive skin and you can be a perfect beauty …

1 Mineral Cosmetics

Mineral CosmeticsOne of the best makeup tips for sensitive skin is to try out mineral cosmetics. There are lots of ranges now available for all pockets - if you're on a budget, eyeslipsface do a mineral foundation for just $5. The beauty (no pun intended) of mineral products is that they don't contain any nasty ingredients like parabens and preservatives, which often cause problems.

2 Testers

TestersIt's a good idea for women with sensitive skin to try out a product before committing to buying it. It's so annoying when you find a product you love, but you end up wasting your money because you react to it. Go to a cosmetics counter and ask to test the products. If there are samples available, you can take them home and try them out. Make sure that she uses clean tools and that no one has touched the testers with their fingers.

3 Ingredients

IngredientsIt's hard to know exactly which ingredients are the cause of your sensitive skin. It could even be a combination of them. But some ingredients are more likely to cause a reaction on sensitive skin. Avoid products containing sodium lauryl sulphate, preservatives and fragrances, which are the cause of many problems. It may even be down to certain essential oils.

4 Choose Your Range

Choose Your RangeYour best bet may be a specialist range of makeup aimed at those with sensitive skin. Look for hypoallergenic products and those that have been dermatologically tested. Unfortunately that doesn't guarantee that your sensitive skin won't react to any product with these labels; you still need to test them out, but it's a good start.

5 Discard Old Products

Discard Old ProductsIt's tempting to keep products until you've used every last remaining scrap, either because you hate throwing away unused contents or because you love the product so much. But this could cause problems even in skin that isn't sensitive, so don't risk provoking a reaction. Check how long you should keep each product; it's common now to find an expiry date on makeup.

6 Fewer Ingredients

Fewer IngredientsHave you ever looked at the list of ingredients on the packaging of your makeup and wondered how such a small product can have so many things in it? The problem for women with sensitive skin is that the greater the number of products, the greater the chance that one of them will cause a reaction. Look for makeup with simpler formulations.

7 Special Occasions

Special OccasionsFinally, if you're going to be attending a special event, don't leave it until then to test out new products. You don't want your sensitive skin to show at a wedding or party that it doesn't like your new foundation. Try the product out in advance, leaving long enough to show if it causes a reaction or not.

It may take a lot of trial and error until you find a range that works for you. Or you may have to mix and match products from different ranges. But even sensitive skin can wear makeup, as long as you choose carefully. What is your most annoying makeup problem?

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