Do you walk in Sephora and walk out with the one item you feel “safe” with because you’re too scared your skin will break out? This post is for you that answered yes!
In case you missed it, I did a post on dry skin (like myself) HERE.
I think more people put themselves in the sensitive skin category more often than they should. A lot of the time ladies break out from skincare is because the product is cheap and would break anyone out. I’m not one who spends $1,000+ on my skincare regime but I do make sure it’s quality over quantity.
If you’re truly in this category then I’ve got some tips and products for you.
1. TEST BEFORE APPLY. Before you slather on that new beauty cream or that foundation everyone’s talking about on their YouTube channel, test it first. It’s not the same testing on the back of your hand, put it under your ear where it’s not easily seen but it’s the same type of skin as your face.
2. CLEANSE, CLEANSE! Sensitive skin needs to be taken care of more than any other type (I’m including acne skin as sensitive). If you don’t keep your skin free of makeup and debris before you go to sleep you just asking for a breakout. Also, don’t rub it dry with a wash cloth, but instead blot.
3. LESS IS MORE. Keep your products to a minimum. Don’t think applying 3 different products will solve your pop up breakout. I know sometimes it happens at the worst time, like when you have a wedding to go to in 2 days, but let your skin breathe. It’s better off to heal on its own than smothered with creams. Apply tea tre oil or an acne spot treatment like THIS just where you need it.
4. CLEAN & TOSS. When you’re prone to breakouts or redness, make sure you clean your brushes often and toss out expired products. I’ll elaborate more about makeup expiring and when to buy new ones in another post. As a rule of thumb, if you’ve ever used a product directly on top of a blemish or cold sore you need to toss it so you don’t spread the bacteria. For brush cleaning, try THIS as a daily use to keep them sanitary. I like to spray my brushes once or twice a week, then wash once per month.