Before you choose the right kind of make-up, you need to figure out your skin type. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or a combination skin type will determine your skin regimen and the type of cosmetics you buy. Here’s what dermatologist Dr Ruchi Agarwal has to say about choosing the right kind of make-up….
How to choose make-up for your skin type?
Choosing the right kind of cosmetics for your skin type is very important, especially for those who have oily and acne prone skin. There are lot of ingredients in make-up which can cause acne and are known as comedogenic substances. If you have acne prone or oily skin, always use a dry compact or compact cum foundation. Avoid a lotion or cream based foundation and use oil-free or water-based ones. Avoid cosmetics with lanolin or cocoa butter which stimulate and cause newer acne on the skin. Look for hydrating agents like Vitamin E or hyaluronic acid which hydrate the skin and at the same time keep the oil under control.
Are there any make-up products that people with acne should avoid?
People with acne should avoid cream based or lotion based products because they are very oily and don’t get off from the skin easily. They should avoid products containing preservatives like sesame oil or almond oil, and also certain cosmetics that contain red dye which stimulates acne.
How should one ideally remove make-up?
Firstly, you need to wash your face with a cleanser. It will remove part of your superficial make-up. Use a make-up remover for long stay make-up. Make-up remover is not skin specific. Take it on the cotton and wipe your eyes, lips and/or cheeks. If you don’t want to use a make-up remover, use a baby oil raw milk to remove make-up. For dry or normal skin you can dab a little nourishing cream so that the skin starts breathing again after the make-up is removed.
So go ahead and look gorgeous! Just choose the right make-up products.
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Published: November 23, 2012 8:11 pm | Updated:September 23, 2014 4:08 pm