Choosing the Right Makeup with Atopic Dermatitis - Shopping
Last updated: November 2018
We all want makeup to help us look good with skin issues. It can take time, so be prepared to make a day of it. Go all out and have some fun. There is nothing more important than good skin care, and it begins with the right moisture and foundation. You can play around with variety when it comes to eyeshadow and lipstick, but what goes directly on your skin is where you want to place most of your focus. It took a little bit of trial and error, but we finally found the right combination of moisturizer, foundation, and also some glamour items, that didn’t cause a total breakout.
Makeup and eczema
We learned that facial skin has a special set of problems, especially when you have atopic dermatitis. For fine, thin skin, we had our wants list ready. First, we want a lightweight, natural look with itch-free coverage. Oh, and don’t forget that it has to blend well enough to blur the dry patches. It just goes without saying that we are looking for something that doesn’t make any current skin issues worse. Whew! Choosing the right makeup with atopic dermatitis does take some time. Let’s get right to work.
Choosing makeup from start to finish
Whether you want to have light or full coverage makeup, my advice is to head for the makeup counter. Many drug stores and department stores have a trained salesperson to help you. By golly, I’m a firm believer that you should use it to your advantage.
Get some help
It’s intelligent to ask for help. It also saves you money. Start your shopping day with a healthy breakfast and a clean face. Head to the store and tell them that you would like to try sensitive skin makeup and moisture samples. Depending on the time of day, you should not have to wait long to get some personal attention.
Try it on
You may prefer a pancake type make up if you want full coverage. This is usually reserved for special occasions. A liquid makeup gives you medium coverage that kind of “blurs” imperfections. Add an extra layer to hide any scars or blemishes. Liquid makeup doesn’t settle into creases as much, making it great for skin at any age. It may take more than one trip. We actually tried a couple of different lines of makeup to help us have options. Of course, we only used one line at a time.
Ask for samples
At the end of this first day, you should have a generous sample of moisturizer without heavy perfumes. In addition, you will have a foundation that suits the look you are going for. By giving these a try for a week or so, you will know exactly what works…and what doesn’t work. This is where you save money. Even if you purchase more expensive products, it will last a long time.
The final product
By taking time to find a line of skin care coverage to put on your skin, you can have a flawless, itch-free finish that doesn’t lead to breakouts or rash. A little bit of help and the right products go a long way in helping you look and feel better.
If you missed Part 1 of Choosing the Right Makeup with Atopic Dermatitis, click here!
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