With the arrival of the wedding season come beautiful gowns, traditional veils, and delicate jewelry. Unfortunately, somewhere in between all this jazz, your eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) conveniently kicks in and ruins your tempting makeup look. And the extra stress during your wedding is certainly the last thing you need.
Yes, we agree, nobody has absolutely flawless skin (yes, we repeat, nobody!). But dry, sensitive skins are very difficult to disguise with makeup. You may already know that makeup can often stick to your patchy skin, or may even trigger a flare-up, but that’s no reason to give up on it, right? Not when we are around! So read a few tips and tricks that can help hide eczema on your special day.
How To Do Simple Waterproof Makeup?
Follow our tips below to test-drive this no-makeup makeup look from home:
- If going makeup free is not possible, then opt for cosmetics that are waterproof and are built to last. For instance, you can apply mineral based makeup in lieu of other products. We start the routine with cleansing and moisturizing. Now remember, a moisturizer helps keep eczema under control. We recommend Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion to refine the pores and improve your skin appearance.
- For a refined look, apply Colorescience PRO – Mineral Foundation SPF 20 on your face and your eyelids. Follow this by dusting a lightweight powder like Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder. This oil-free powder promises 12 hours of shine control and a matte complexion.
- Once done, dab your favorite eyeshadow on your lids and on your cheeks and lips for a natural look. We suggest L’oréal 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow.
Products To Look For:
1. Shea Butter, Glycerin, And Lanolin:
Also known as a miracle cream to help people with eczema, a combination of shea butter, glycerin and lanolin can do wonders for the skin, if used correctly. Not only will these moisturizing and nurturing ingredients help improve the appearance of your skin but will repair it too. So, the next time you are out shopping, look out for lotions and moisturizers that contain shea butter, glycerin and lanolin that list them first, second, or third on the ingredients list.
2. Hyaluronic Acid:
To reduce flaky, dry skin, just swap your normal skin care products with hyaluronic acid products. Hyaluronic acid helps you improve your skin’s texture, brightness and gives it an extra boost of moisture.
For people suffering from areas of dry skin or red patches, niacinamide, a cell-communicating ingredient, can help you strengthen the skin’s barrier by reducing the redness from eczema. Not only that, apply this component of vitamin B3 before you layer your makeup and lighten your skin discolorations.
What To Avoid?
1. Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, And Retinol:
Since eczema is partly caused by a weak skin barrier, make sure you avoid acids like glycolic, salicylic and retinol that will dry out your skin by allowing water to evaporate more easily.
Preservatives like Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), which are quite often used in everyday cosmetics and skin care products, can be highly irritating and can also lead to inflammation. So, ensure you avoid them if you have sensitive skin or worse, eczema. Instead, apply products that have natural preservatives like Rosamox, neem oil or even grapefruit seed extract.
The fragrance has the presence of an aroma or smell, and, with chemical compounds, this is likely to cause allergic contact dermatitis. So, opt for products that have natural ingredients such as Chamomille (Bisabolol or Anthemis Nobilis) that are not true fragrances.
So, what are you waiting for? Try these tips and get rid of eczema quicker than you imagined! Hope you liked this post! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to write to us by commenting below. We value your feedback.