Should You Toss That Makeup If You’re Allergic To It?

Oh no. After using your sought-after blusher, your skin starts to itch and red after a couple of hours and it seems like you’re allergic to whatever stuff inside the product. Should you toss them out? Here’s what you need to know before putting them in the store or trash bin. Before quietly weep.

No matter how advance, ‘innovative’ makeup formulations nowadays, they’ll bound to be a few of us won’t be able to use them as happily as they should (we can’t please every person on earth!) and most mainstream brands do contain a number of stuff made solely in the lab, hence they’re a bit incompatible with our skin, or we’re simply allergic to them. The only solution is to look for other brands suitable to your skin’s profile (and keep in mind to swatch them out first before buying them, not impulsively).

This allergic issues is known as either allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis, where your skin starts to react in unexpected ways as a sign that your skin simply don’t like the stuff – and that includes from redness, rashes, to sting and itchiness. Allergic contact dermatitis means that your body’s immunity attacks to a certain (or combination of the few) ingredients while irritant contact dermatitis simply means that your skin is damaged after get in contact with the substance contained in the product you’re using.

After testing and narrowing down the ingredients (by using only one or two stuff within 3 days to help you identify it) and knowing for sure that you are allergic to certain ingredient commonly contained in commercially-produced makeups, the solution would certainly be of not using makeups at all.

Sounds unthinkable to women, doesn’t it?

If you can simply live without makeups, the alternative is simply to switch with a mineral makeup range as they unlikely contain ingredients that will make your skin a nightmare. Mainly composed of mineral with rich pigments (such as titanium oxide, mica, inorganic dyes), they give a good application and coverage with the colors, without getting into the pores and certainly compatible with nearly all skin types (it’s not absolute, though the chances of you developing rashes are way lower). And as they’re quite rich, just a tiny bit of will gives you enough tint that you need.

What about the pricey stuff that you can’t use anymore? If you still love to keep and use them, it’s best for you to mix them up with your mineral makeup to lower the chances of getting another episode of allergic reaction. In any case, do a patch test beforehand and if it looks good then you can mix those makeups without wasting it!


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