How to Find Products for Sensitive Skin


Wearing makeup isn’t always as easy as you would like it to be. If you have sensitive skin, you might have to be picky about the products you use. Sometimes, you might have to avoid wearing makeup altogether. If you have a skin condition that can flare up, you may have to let your skin breathe now and then. Having sensitive skin doesn’t have to mean you can never wear makeup, though. You just need to be careful about what you use and how you apply it. If your skin gets irritated easily, use the tips below to find the right makeup for you.

Find Recommendations

You can start by looking for recommendations for makeup designed for sensitive skin. However, you need to be aware that it’s not a foolproof method. Everyone’s skin is different, so what works for one person may not work for you. You can find a guide to makeup products for sensitive skin on and similar sites. There are plenty of products that are meant for sensitive skin, and you may find others that work for you. Some people find it best to look for more natural products without too many preservatives or other synthetic ingredients.


Test Products Carefully

When you use a product for the first time, don’t apply lots of it straight away. The best thing to do is to test it on a small patch of skin first. You might do it somewhere hidden, in case the product causes your skin to go red or anything else. However, you can also do it on the back of your hand or your wrist. You might prefer it to be somewhere that your clothes won’t rub if you do have a reaction. Once you’ve tested a small amount, you can apply it for real. However, remember that there’s still a chance that applying it somewhere more sensitive could be different. Your face might react differently to another part of your body.


Don’t Overdo it

There’s no need to overdo it with your makeup, especially when you have sensitive skin. Less is more is a great rule when it comes to makeup. If your skin is already irritated, applying makeup to cover it up isn’t a great idea. You need to make sure your skin gets to breathe and won’t suffocate under your makeup. Stick to using light products and perhaps going makeup-free on occasion.


Get to Know Ingredients to Watch Out For

If your skin is sensitive, it’s a good idea to become more familiar with what goes into makeup. Many people don’t pay attention, but it helps you and the environment. For example, many products contain the sparkling mica mineral. Not only can this irritate your skin, but it is also mined as a natural resource. On top of damaging the environment, it is often mined by children. You can read more about it at There are also preservatives and other ingredients you might want to avoid. You can get to know what might cause a reaction on your skin by paying attention to what products contain.


Sensitive skin doesn’t have to mean no makeup. With a bit of experimentation, you can find products you love (just like I have done!)

I hope you enjoyed the post and that you learned something! Do you find any of these helpful? 🙂 Let me know!

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

October 14, 2016
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