- Try Before You Buy
Nowadays every make-up counter will provide you a sample which is really useful if you have problematic skin. Before you spend £££ it’s important to test out the make-up for a few days to check if it irritates your skin in any way. Buying the right products will help you achieve the best results possible for your skin.
We recommend to completely avoid added fragrances and preservatives as well as any products that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. The last thing you want to do is dry out or irritate your skin more.
- Nice and Nourished
Moisturising is absolutely pinnacle when you have eczema and before a dot of makeup even touches your face you need to feed your skin. If you have really dry skin opt for a heavier moisturiser which will make all the difference when it comes to makeup application.
- Use Your Fingers
A lot of people have an array of brushes which they use for foundation, contouring and eyeshadow etc.… However, for eczema sufferers it’s best to stick to your fingers. Even if you clean your brushes regularly you never know what bits of stale make-up is left and as for the bacteria! Irritated skin will likely flare-up if you’re spreading a brush all over your face. So instead, wash your hands thoroughly and use your fingers to dab makeup to freshly cleaned and moisturised skin.
- Cream Over Powder
A cream-based makeup product is miles better on your itchy, dry skin opposed to powder. Creams have more hydrating properties and powder will literally suck any moisture you have out! Remember to keep an eye out for products with fragrances and preservatives and avoid avoid avoid!
- Shimmer On Out
Shimmery products will unfortunately highlight dry areas and not give you a smooth finish. They often contain irritants as well so it’s best to stay away.
- Keep it Light
Toning down your makeup routine will ultimately help your skin and hopefully ease your flare-ups. So opt for lighter make-up and remember the area your eyes is especially sensitive – even more so if for eczema sufferers. So when it comes to eye make-up avoid the smoky eye look and opt for lighter colours that will be much easier to clean off.