Maintaining healthy skin can prove to be extremely challenging, especially for women who wear makeup on a regular basis, and especially those who have sensitive skin. Below are some guidelines to follow in order to avoid allergic reactions to makeup products.
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Keep The Products Clean
Keeping your makeup brushes and sponges clean is absolutely crucial. Makeup sponges should be cleaned after a weeks’ worth of use, whereas makeup brushes should be cleaned on a monthly basis. It’s not only important to keep the makeup applicators clean and fresh but also the makeup products. Toss out your mascara after 3 months of use. Liquid foundations and concealers can be kept in use for 18 months.
Check The Ingredients Before Purchase
Choose makeup that contains few ingredients and is paraben free. Opting for fragrance free products will further help to avoid developing any allergic reactions. The best option, when it comes to harmful ingredients free makeup, is natural mineral makeup. It’s not harsh on the skin and instead of containing preservatives such as paraben and harmful color dyes; it consists of minerals such as iron oxide, titanium oxide, zinc oxide and talc, all of which benefit the skin immensely.
Test The Product Before Applying
It's always more sensible to test a product on a patch on your arm before applying it onto your face. Your face is the most sensitive part of your body, so if the product causes a little irritation on your arm DO NOT apply it onto your face. To test a product, place a tiny amount onto the underside of your arm and wait for 48 hours. If there is no redness, itching, swelling or burning sensation during that time period, it is safe to use the product on your face. It the product causes irritation or any sort of discomfort, immediately wash it off.
Follow these 3 simple guidelines to avoid possible allergic reactions to makeup products.