There are so many things that are easy to take for granted when your body isn’t having an eczema flare-up: bathing without itching, wearing clothes without itching, and taking off your makeup without hurting your skin. Eczema can turn common, everyday activities into major hurdles to be overcome. For people who have eczema on their face and eyelids that eczema can have a major impact on their daily beauty and skin care routine. To avoid irritation to the skin while still wearing makeup can be tricky with the delicate, eczema affected area. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you avoid flare-ups while still looking like a million bucks. To avoid irritation to the skin while still wearing makeup can be tricky with the delicate, eczema affected area. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you avoid flare-ups while still looking like a million bucks.
#1 Avoid Allergens in Makeup
Hypoallergenic make-up is a must for those with eczema. Since prevention is always easier than treatment, start your beauty regimen with high-quality, hypoallergenic makeup and avoid using it on any part of the skin that is experiencing or is prone to a flare-up. It can be tempting to try and cover up an unsightly rash or red area with foundation or face powders, but this can irritate the skin, dry it out, and cause further problems.
#2 Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Traditional moisturizers have more water than any other ingredient; this doesn’t work for eczema patients. For eczema sufferers it’s essential to use an ointment that locks moisture into the skin. Lotion moisturizers don’t have this capability and can actually cause the skin to lose moisture rather than retain it. Using EczeMate, an ointment with healing and emollient properties, can help the damaged, dry, and rash prone areas to heal.
#3 Use Mild Cleansers
Any area of your skin that you put makeup on needs to be cleansed, but some cleansers can cause irritation to the skin, drying it out even more. One of the simplest, skin friendly cleansers for the face is plain coconut oil. The coconut naturally dissolves the makeup and can be gently rubbed onto the skin around the eye, lip, and face area. Use a soft rag to remove the coconut oil and makeup. After removing the makeup wash with a hypo-allergenic cleanser made for sensitive skin. Follow up with an application of EczeMate.
#4 Avoid Flare-Up Areas
If your eyelid, lips, or cheeks are experiencing a flare-up, resist the urge to apply makeup as usual. It’s better to forego the eyeshadow, blush, or lipstick and give your skin the chance to heal, than it is to risk further damage to your tender skin.
Following a consistent and careful makeup routine can help you to avoid painful flare-ups and rashes on your face. Using EczeMate can actually help to heal your skin and give you greater freedom to wear the makeup you want to.