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If you suffer from sensitive skin, you don’t need us to tell you how annoying it can be to build a functional skin care routine – especially when it seems like every product on the market today has the potential to cause irritation, discomfort and breakouts.

And unfortunately if you’re a woman, it doesn’t stop with skin care, and trying to find halfway decent makeup that won’t irritate your skin or cause you to breakout can be just as frustrating.

The good news is that, with a little knowledge and a few quick tips, you can definitely find quality makeup products that won’t wreck your face – you just need to know what to look for.

 

How To Find A Good Foundation

One of the first things you should start to do when building a makeup routine for sensitive skin is to find a good foundation.  This is important because a.) foundation is the basic fundamental aspect of a good makeup routine, and b.) this is one area of makeup that frequently causes problems for women with sensitive skin.

So, what should you look for in a foundation?  Much like finding a good cleanser for sensitive skin, you’re going to want to avoid products with “harsh ingredients”.  Two of the most common that can trigger issues are alcohol and fragrance.

Unfortunately, a lot of this is going to come down to personal experimentation.  Start checking ingredient labels, and start connecting the dots and spotting patterns.  Overtime, you’ll start to become an expert on which ingredients irritate your face and which ones don’t.

 

Keep Your Skin In Good Shape

Remember, healthy skin super important to a good makeup routine.

Making sure you stay on top of gently (key word) exfoliating at least once per week, and using a gentle moisturizer like Dermavix will help keep your skin healthy and ready for your makeup application.

You should also consider using a makeup primer before you apply foundation.  This will give your skin that little extra kick of moisture it needs and provide a solid base to work on.

 

Avoid Powders If Possible

While they may be quite versatile, powders tend to dry your skin out faster than other makeup products, making them a poor option if you’re prone to irritation and other issues.

The good news is that there are an absolute ton of alternatives on the market.  These include liquid based alternatives.  For example, you may seriously want to consider going with a makeup setting spray instead of a conventional setting powder.

 

Makeup Removal Is Key

Remember, what comes off your face is just as important as what goes on.

This should go without saying, but it’s worth repeating – ladies, make sure you get everything off at the end of the day.  By investing in a good cleansing and exfoliating routine, you’ll ensure bits of debris don’t stick around and irritate your already sensitive skin.