I want to ask Spotlight Guru's and other members about my skin problem. I have really sensitive skin and I also have oily skin, too. Whenever I apply foundation, my face looks really weird and after removing makeup I have pimples. Can you guys tell me what foundation should I use???? Also, which shade I should I use?? I have medium-complexion . Really looking forward to your replies :)
Great question Chandni, being a massage therapist really allows for me to work on different skin types and the main thing we need to confirm is if you really have sensitive skin. Many people mistake acne/blemish prone skin for sensitive skin because it seems like every time you apply a product to your face it breaks out.
The questions I ask my clients to differentiate between sensitive skin and acne/blemish prone skin is...
So some recommended solutions:
For Skincare: Transition to using products that do not contain any parabens or sulfates. When washing the skin remember to do circular motions up, (like you see in those fancy skincare commercials), it allows the cleanser to penetrate the skins surface and really get deep to clean out the crud that has built up in the skin.
For Makeup: I recommend sticking to foundations that are non-comodegenic. If you look at the product it will say NON-Comodegenic on the label. Meaning that the product won’t clog pores. When applying foundation you want to apply down and out, this allows the product to stay on the skin yet keep the product from getting deep into the pores.
As far as product recommendations: I have oily/combination skin so it was always a feat when I found a product that didn’t make me breakout immediately. These are what work for me,
Good luck and I hope this helps <3
tron thank you so much for sharing this with me .now i really know that my skin is sensitive. whenever i use foundation or lotion i have pustules and all the products u suggested me above is it good for sensitive skin???and thank u so much again :)
Your very welcome! This is based off of my experience working with sensitive skin types and friends that have sensitive skin. I know it can't be easy to try to find products for you. Juice Beauty is an organic line which is free of petroleum based oils, parabens, and fragrances which is what you want to shy away from, because they are irritants to the skin. My friend uses Boots because they make a line only for sensitive skin and she has had no problems.
Stila, Lorac, Almay, and Bare Minerals have foundation formulas created without the common skin irritants. My friend uses LORAC Natural Performance Foundation because it doesn't cause her skin to be oily or aggravated.
Just remember to take a look at the labels. You want to try products with the fewest ingredients possible. This is a handy list I use when choosing certain lotions and moisturizers for clients that have sensitive skin qualities. http://www.temptalia.com/the-ingredients-guide-comedogenic-irritati...
thank u so much for soving my proble :)