Have you ever invested a lot of money on new skin products or makeup only to find out that it does not suit your skin type? We hear you. With just a little care while buying your makeup and skin care products, you could avoid your skin rebelling against you.Here are a few tips to remember while buying skin care products if you have sensitive skin.
After you have applied sunscreen, pat your face gently with a blotting sheet so it can absorb the excess oil that the product can generate on your skin. Also use blotting sheets to pat your face lightly after using cream-based or liquid makeup. This way you will allow your makeup to set in and it won’t keep melting away with the sweat very often.Products that have little or no fragrance are always good for sensitive skin. Also opt for products that have fewer ingredients. Avoid products that have alcohol content, retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids and antibacterial agents. These tend to be harsh on sensitive skin.
Go natural :
If you have sensitive skin, you must choose products that are formulated with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera or Argan oil in it. A face powder is always safe to use on sensitive skin as they have fewer preservatives and may not irritate your skin.
When buying cosmetics :
If you are planning on buying a foundation, opt for one with a silicone base as they are safer on sensitive skin. Try and avoid water proof makeup as they are stronger and need a special makeup remover to get it off your skin.
Dates are crucial :
The most important rule is to use makeup within their expiry date. Never use cosmetics that are beyond their expiry date. Want an easy way to figure out what the expiry date for products is? Look at the product label on the back of a product. Notice a small jar with its lid open, and a number on the jar? That number denotes the number of months after opening the product you have to use it within.
Cut a tomato evenly, and gently rub it onto your face in a circular motion. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Then splash some cold water to rinse it off.Oily skin can be a cause for pimples but tomatoes have cooling properties which help brighten dull skin and are rich in Vitamin C which can wipe out acne.
Fresh Aloe Vera gel :
Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel to your face. Leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes and wash your face with water.Aloe Vera acts as an excellent moisturiser for oily skin because it can absorb excess oil from skin and cures pimples too.
DIY herbal face mask :
Make a paste using one boiled apple and mash it well. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and peppermint oil and stir the mixture. Now apply the mixture all over your face and allow it to sit for 5 minutes and cleanse with lukewarm water.Apple seeds facilitate the production of collagen which in turn works to make your skin look youthful. The lemon juice which contains citric acid helps control oil secretion while the peppermint oil keeps the pores clean.
Green tea :
Prepare an extra strong cup of green tea and let it cool for some time. Once it is cool enough, soak a few cotton balls in the liquid and dab it all over your face. Keep it on for 10 minutes and clean up with cool water.Green tea as we know has umpteen health benefits. It can help prevent any kind of inflammation on your skin because of its antioxidant properties which kicks out unwanted oils.
Massage your face with honey and keep it for around 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.Honey is full of antioxidants that help clear excessive oil from your face. It also is a humectant which makes it a great moisturiser which in turn helps prevent wrinkles.
The sheets help set your makeup :
After you have applied sunscreen, pat your face gently with a blotting sheet so it can absorb the excess oil that the product can generate on your skin. Also use blotting sheets to pat your face lightly after using cream-based or liquid makeup. This way you will allow your makeup to set in and it won’t keep melting away with the sweat very often.
They will mattify your lips :
Use a blotting sheet on your lips after applying your lipstick. The sheet absorbs the excess oils and emollients on your lips and gives you a matte finish. Using blotting sheets on your lipstick also helps it last longer.
Blotting sheets help control shine on your face :
There is a thin line between glowing skin and oily skin and it is important to know the difference. So every time you start getting the heavy oily feels on your face, resort to the blotting sheet.For each time you need to rush into a meeting and look presentable but don’t have the time to redo your makeup, just pat your face with a blotting sheet. It will quickly absorb the excess oil on your forehead and nose without ruining your makeup and will also give you a matte finish.Trust these blotting sheets to be the silent heroes that not only absorb excess oils off your face, but in the process also help prevent acne and pimples.