When you have eczema, you may already know that some cosmetics irritate your skin — but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on makeup.
this skin type needs to skip irritating foaming cleansers, cleansing brushes and harsh toners and focus on protecting the lipid barrier present on skin. This will translate into smoother, healthier skin which will naturally look better when make-up is applied.
We will start with moisturising the skin before applying any cosmetic. Look for moisturizer that contain one of these ingredients:
Shea butter, glycerin, lanolin or Hyaluronic acid. These moisturizing ingredients repair your skin and help it look healthier.
Foundation, base and Concealer
If you have applied layers of makeup and still red patches are visible, try a serum or cream that has niacinamide compound, also called vitamin B3. It can reduce redness from eczema by strengthening your skin’s natural barrier. Apply niacinamide cream first, then put on cosmetics.
Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream Moisturizer with Niacinamide for Normal to Dry Skin
I would recommend while applying your products use a ‘patting’ or ‘dabbing’ motion with your finger that is cleaned and sanitized – rubbing or brushing can disrupt dry skin and makeup can get caught underneath dry patches again highlighting problem areas – also causing more irritation.
Blusher and Highlighter
Use cream based cosmetics like your foundation, concealer and blusher. Pan cakes and powder blusher can clog in dry patches.
Try mixing a little of your moisturiser in a mineral blusher and Voila! You have a cream blusher.
Sometimes if you are red , blusher might be the last thing you want to use. Try a bronzer to help add a healthy glow and to balance out any redness. You can even use green shade concealer also known as chinese color on red patches to balance the skin tone and fix it with very little translucent powder.
Avoid anything too shimmery as it can highlight problem areas such as dry patches. Also, shimmer can be irritating.
How do you manage your eczema and wear makeup? I’d love to hear your thoughts, tips and experiences- tweet me or comment below.