Does makeup wreck our skin? Research changes all the time on this question, according to some experts it does, according to another it doesn’t.
But if you have sensitive skin, you need to take care anyway, so what is the right way to handle cosmetics on our skin?
According to LiveStrong, if you can’t bear to leave the house without makeup, you may be wreaking havoc on your skin. While some people experience very few side effects from wearing cosmetics such as foundation, powder and lipsticks, others aren’t so lucky. Chemicals found in many of these products can create a range of adverse reactions that undermine your daily beauty regimen and damage your skin.
A thick oily sheen on your face isn’t the same as having a youthful glow. Oil-based foundations and creamy powders give a slick appearance and cause eyeliner to smudge or your eye shadow to clump up in the crease above your lid. For a smoother, fresher appearance, avoid oil-based makeup, especially if you already have oily skin. Stick to water-based foundations and loose powders, instead. If your skin is naturally dry, using oily makeup isn’t the answer. Proper cleansing and moisturizing is.
In some cases a foundation or powder may dry out your skin and make it look flaky, dull and ashen. These cosmetics may also cause cracks and fine wrinkles in your skin, explains the American Academy of Dermatology, which could cause an infection to develop. Dryness also makes your skin itch. To combat it, apply a moisturizer about five minutes before the foundation or powder. A hydrating foundation or powder will also help.
If you’re looking for a gentle but effective cleanser, Carita Progressif Youth Cleansing Milky Cream is a gentle care combining effectiveness and lightness, Crème-de-Lait Démaquillante Jeunesse removes make-up and impurities while at the same time promoting cell renewal for smoother looking skin.
Its luxurious texture is transformed into a light emulsion, bringing you a unique sensory experience, to leave the skin cleansed, supple and radiant.
Apply and gently massaged into the skin using circular movements. The cream turns into a milk. Simply remove any excess product with soft cotton wool to leave the skin feeling perfectly cleansed, fresh and soothed.