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Makeup for Eczema

Wearing makeup can enhance your best features and make you feel glamorous and beautiful. It can boost your confidence and cover up any skin imperfections or blemishes. For those of us who have eczema or severe dry skin, makeup can be a burden. It can dry the skin out more or cause annoying flare ups and other irritations. Searching for the right products for your skin, whether you have eczema or not, can be time consuming and is often a trial and error process. When searching for cosmetics, you should look for makeup that is noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic. You can still have eczema and wear makeup when you use the right type of cosmetics.

If your eczema is mostly on your face and around your eyes, you may not be able to wear eye shadow. You can still curl your lashes to make your eyes more open and your eye lashes more noticeable. Curling your eye lashes can even make them look longer. If mascara isn’t too irritating, you may just want to put on some mascara and leave off the eye shadow. However if you experience a lot of irritation, you can enhance another part of your face where there isn’t eczema such as your lips. If you are only wearing lipstick, wear bright colors that draw the attention to that area of your face and away from your dry skin condition.

Foundation can be made in many different ways and come in forms such as powder, wet powder, and liquid. A lot of foundations are now made with moisturizers, and that is recommended for people with dry skin. If the liquid cover up doesn’t worsen your eczema symptoms, then you can comfortably and beautifully wear it. Other makeup brands create their powders and cover ups with minerals. Mineral makeup is healthy for your skin and does a great job covering up imperfections. A great tip for looking at cover up is to look for products that are talc free. Some eye shadows can also be found talc free that you can wear that may not cause your skin any harm.

If you apply makeup and experience a flare up or it dries your skin out more, then wash off the product immediately. You can treat flare ups and really dry skin with eczema oil or lotions. If you are having problems removing eye makeup or foundation, try using organic olive oil because it works great for removing it. Finding products that are hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic should reduce any flare ups or other skin irritations. The difference between these two products is that hypoallergenic is made specifically to reduce allergies. It is made with natural ingredients that aren’t harsh or irritating. Noncomedogenic makeup means that it won’t clog your pores which makeup can often do. You can find other skin care products such as lotion or sunscreen that is also noncomedogenic.

When you are looking for makeup to wear every day and you have eczema on your face, keep in mind to look for natural products that are labeled hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and talc free. These should be fine for your skin, but you won’t know until you try them. If you notice irritation, stop using the product. Most people also say that mineral based organic makeup is less troublesome for their skin. If a flare up does occur, be sure to treat it properly and keep your skin moisturized.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

Natural Makeup Remover

Wearing makeup is glamorous, it makes women feel beautiful, it makes them look great, and it can be fun to try out new styles and colors. Applying foundation, lipstick, mascara, and different shades of eye shadow is easier than removing it at the end of the day. Waterproof mascara is especially hard to remove because it is meant to withstand water. However, all makeup should be removed at the end of the day or before you go to sleep. Sleeping with makeup on will clog your pores which cause acne and black heads. It can also cause eye infections. If some makeup removers with chemicals in them irritate your skin, here are some natural makeup remover alternatives that will be sure to remove all makeup from your eyes and face.

Foundation can be removed very easily. You can remove it by washing your face with lukewarm water and an organic soap. If the water is too hot, you may start to notice that your skin will get dry. Organic soaps don’t have any chemicals or synthetic materials in them that can dry out or irritate your skin. After you remove the foundation you can use some type of moisturizer or aloe vera to keep your skin free from aging and wrinkles. This isn’t a necessary step for removing makeup, but it is a good beauty tip for keeping your skin youthful and having a beautiful glow. Not to mention properly moisturized as well.

Eye makeup is harder to remove than foundation, and sometimes soap and water doesn’t properly remove it. It is important to remove all eye liner, mascara, and eye shadow because the skin around your eyes is so sensitive that it can dry out or become irritated very easily. Also, leaving eye makeup on can lead to eye infections. There are a lot of different products that you can use to remove eye makeup. Cosmetic departments sell eye makeup remover that can be very costly and are not made with natural ingredients. It is better to use natural skin products because they are less harsh on your skin, and they don’t contain chemicals. Some house hold, natural ingredients are not only inexpensive but better for your skin as well.

A common household ingredient that every family has in their kitchen is olive oil. Believe it or not, this organic cooking product can be used to remove eye makeup. Less common oils that also remove makeup well are jojoba oil and mineral oil. After using oils to remove makeup, rinse your eyes with water so you won’t be left with an oily residue or oily feeling. Another product that will protect against wrinkles and work great is baby oil or natural baby shampoo. Another age old product that is made from a plant is witch hazel. Alcohol free witch hazel is good to use because it won’t sting your eyes. When using it, be sure to keep your eyes closed to avoid a very uncomfortable feeling if it happens to get in your eyes.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com.

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