4 Products to Soothe Sensitive Skin

Coping with sensitive skin is, well, a sensitive issue. There’s lots of trial and error involved, and it can often result in unnecessary dollars spent, tons of product wasted, and endless frustration. Anyone who regularly wages war with ruddy skin, irritation, and itchiness knows this all too well.

In the interest of alleviating your stress (which, by the way, can make those sensitive skin woes even worse) and easing your skin’s discomfort, we’ve rounded up four of the most effective products for sensitive skin. The next time your cheeks, nose, and forehead decide to flare up, you’ll have just the thing in your beauty arsenal to put an end to the misery.

Moisturize Gently

A healing moisturizer is the key to soothing inflamed skin that doesn’t respond to traditional products. Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream ($48.79) is formulated specifically to treat redness resulting from irritation and rashes. Its cocktail of aloe and propolis helps relax oversensitive patches and decongestion. Your skin does its best work overnight, so apply it liberally before bed and enjoy softer, more comfortable skin by morning.

 

Treat Specifically

Sometimes it’s just a few select areas that need a little TLC. Keep a tube of Avene Antirougeurs FORT Relief Concentrate ($29.99) in your medicine cabinet for those moments when your skin really freaks out and needs immediate treatment. Free of parabens and fragrances, it diminishes ruddiness and calms the symptoms of rosacea. It’s also hypoallergenic, so you can feel safe using it when your skin needs some serious help.

 

Cleanse Softly

Avoid cleansers that strip your skin and opt for a milder product, like bareMinerals Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam ($19.99). Infused with gentle elderflower and rosemary extracts, it drenches skin with moisture will leaving it soft and refreshed. A little bit goes a long way—that’s important to remember when your skin is sensitive. Avoid overusing products or doing too much to your skin in general.

Cover Up

Sometimes you have no option but to conceal sensitive skin before you head out the door. It’s a good idea to keep a potent product like Dermablend Cover Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($26.99) on hand for such emergencies. Available in a whopping 21 shades (there is truly one for every skin tone!), it provides instant full coverage on even the most difficult spots. Long-lasting coverage means you’ll never have to worry about it smudging or budging, and essential sunscreen protects your skin from those harmful ultraviolet rays.

How to make your foundation last longer and look better

Is there any specific order when it comes to applying makeup? Oh yes… Most of the time, we start only with the foundation, and we can get a little frustrated because it doesn’t look as fresh and perfect as we would like. There are some steps we should follow before and after the foundation and some hacks to make it last longer and look even better!

 

Always apply moisturizer before starting your makeup, as it makes the application even. Wait a few minutes after your application before priming. Two of our favorite moisturizers are SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer 2 oz ($35.99) and Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer ($28.99). Remember that by moisturizing your skin, it will allow your makeup to go on smoother and last longer.

 

Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or you prefer to keep it simple with BB cream and tinted lip balm, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation. The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer ($20.99) is a great option because it prepares skin for flawless coverage. Plus, it conceals enlarged pores, uneven texture, and dryness while creating a silky, smooth canvas.

Many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, and are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using a primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.

 

Sealing your pores is also essential! By taking care of this, you will be able to make your foundation even and it will give you that doll-face effect. In order to seal your pores, you should definitely go with Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion ($31.99) this product will take care of sealing pores and creating almost a blanket over them. This hack is extremely important if you like liquid foundations since they can make your pores more visible.

 

If you think it is time for foundation, not yet! Sunscreen protection is a must that your skin will highly appreciate! I know you’re probably thinking “My makeup already has SPF in it, so that should have you covered, right?” Wrong.

Applying SPF is a step we simply cannot miss to have our face fully covered. The John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($30.99) is a natural sunscreen that will replenish the skin of vitamins and minerals. It is important that you follow this step carefully before foundation, but allow the product to set and really penetrate the skin.

 

With these hacks, you’ll have that perfect canvas to create the makeup look you want!

The Beauty Tools You Need Now – and How to Use Them

You know your way around a makeup bag. You can sort your mattes from your satins, your BBs from your CCs, your powders from your creams. Choosing the right products is one thing, but applying them the right way – and with the right brushes and tools – requires another sort of expertise. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find all of the implements you need to enhance your look and apply your makeup. Here, the beauty tools you need now, and how to use them like a pro!Slider_3_-_The_Best_Drugstore_Makeup_Brushes

My life changed when I added a foundation brush to my arsenal. The Glo Minerals Dual Foundation – Camouflage Brush ($24.99) is worth every penny. The tapered brush on one end is ideal for applying concealer to those hard-to-reach spots, like the corners of your nose or the inner corners of your eyes. Meanwhilemakeup-brushes, the wider, flat brush offers an exceptional way to apply foundation. For best results, pour makeup onto the back of your hand, dip the brush into your makeup, and apply to face, taking care to blend thoroughly. The end result is exceptionally flawless.

The key to perfect blush application is to choose the right brush. The bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush ($17.89) features a compact handle and a wide body. It’s sized just right for picking up a sufficient amount of color, and simply tapping it onto the apples of your cheeks in a swift motion will result in a fresh, natural glow. (Applied too much blush? Dust some translucent powder onto your cheekbones to dull the color a bit.)

Never underestimate the importance of a lip brush. Though it’s easy enough to slick on your lipstick straight from the tube, using the Glo glo-mienrals-lip-brushMinerals Lip Definer Brush ($14.99) allows for more precise, even application. It also comes in handy if you fill in your lips with pencil first; use the brush to neatly apply color directly on top without missing a spot.

 

 

Where has this been all of our lives? The Tweezerman Power Nail Clipper ($5.99) was designed with convenience in mind. It features a lengthy handle with a sturdy grip, as well as sharp blades to provide a more even cut. Made with stainless steel, it’s the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

It’s one of the biggest beauty faux pas imaginable, yet it’s a crime we continue to commit without fail. Ladies, wash your makeup brushes! Neglecting this simple and very necessary habit will result in grimy brushes coated in makeup, dirt, debris, and oil. Now just imagine running those unkempt brushes on your face every day. Ew, right? The solution: Spritz your brushes with Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser ($13.99). The formula dries quickly and leaves brushes as good as new.

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Quick Beauty Tip – Traveling With Cosmetics

quicktip-traveling-with-cosmeticsTraveling this Summer? Even better, moving to a new house? Hopefully you haven’t been unfortunate enough to pack your favorite bronzer and eyeshadow only to find that it is cracked into a million shimmering pieces when you reach your destination. As seen here, the easiest quick fix is to lay a cotton pad or cotton ball flat on top of your cosmetics and close the case. This will keep the makeup in place and prevent breakage.

If you feel comfortable because your makeup already includes a pad, let me go one step further to recommend leaving those application pads OUT of your cases. They are great for when you’re on the go, but they tend to soak up the natural oils in cosmetics making them dry out before you can use them. Only use the cotton pad/ball technique for transporting your goods!

Quick Beauty Tip – Fake Freckles To Look Younger

quicktip-frecklesEveryone associates a freckly face with innocent youngster. Faux frecks are achieved by applying normal foundation over the bridge and nose and on the tops of the cheeks. Then, draw large, light, and closely packed freckles with eyeshadow. You can place additional dots on your T-zone with a pencil brush and shadow powder. Of course, to make the freckles look as natural as possible, you should aim for a scattered effect. We can’t take all the credit for this though, we originally saw the idea on one of my favs: bit.ly/10EocVl

When To Replace Your Makeup

Attention! Pin this, print this, memorize this! It is every woman’s responsibility to know when to replace their makeup. If you keep makeup for longer, you put yourself at risk for infections. Stay fresh, clean and beautiful with this expiration guide!

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