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Question: What is the best makeup for sensitive skin?

Answer: Sensitive skin can be tough to manage when it comes to makeup. Sensitive skin is especially prone to break outs and irritation. Neither of these side-effects are fun to deal with, but luckily there are a lot of products specifically made for sensitive skin and tips to make makeup application a breeze.

Sensitive Skin Products

Ladies with sensitive skin should look for brands with hypoallergenic products. Almay and Neutrogena are two of the best brands that you can find in the drugstore. If you seek a high-end name, Clinique is known for their makeup for sensitive skin. Bareminerals also has a wonderful mineral makeup line that’s gentle on skin. Their original foundation runs at a fair price point, so it isn’t crazy expensive like some other well-known competitors.

Clean Tools

It’s extremely important to use clean tools when you apply your makeup or other skin products.  If you use your fingers to apply your foundation, wash your hands thoroughly beforehand. Sponges aren’t the best tools to use if you have sensitive skin because they’re a breeding ground for bacteria and aren’t as easy to clean as brushes. Brushes should be washed regularly, depending on how sensitive you skin really is. If you have super sensitive skin, you may need to have a few brushes that you rotate and wash every few days. For you with less sensitive skin types, you may only have to wash your brush once a week. It really depends on you!

Acne Treatments

If your skin is acne-prone, check out foundations that contain a small percentage of salicylic acid and help to combat this type of skin irritation. Quite a few brands, like Elf, Neutrogena, Clinique, make products that treat acne. It’s important that you find products that don’t cause you to break out, so stick with the brands that work with your skin type. Test different products out to see which one works the best for you.

Having sensitive skin can be frustrating, but it is possible to find makeup that works with your skin. Ultimately, it will take some experimentation to find good products. As a rule, go for brands that are known to keep sensitive skin in mind. Sensitive skin is beautiful skin, too!