Lights, camera, and filters – nailing a picture-perfect selfie sometimes goes beyond a few quick dots of foundation and swipes of mascara, especially if your skin errs on the side of dry or sensitive, a common postpartum phenomenon amongst new mummies.
Dry, sensitive, or eczema-prone can get easily irritated, so applying makeup requires good technique and tried-and-tested hacks from the best in the business to help conceal discolouration without making your skin condition worse.
If you want to look your best despite your various skin woes, read on, mummies! We spoke to professional makeup artist, Airin Lee, on the truths – and untruths – behind applying makeup to dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin, so you’ll be date night ready, all day, every day!
No makeup, no break outs!
According to Airin, this is a myth. If you’re using the right makeup, applying makeup daily should not cause breakouts.
She recommends using powder-based mineral makeup, which is specially formulated to be gentle on sensitive, acne-prone skin.
If I suffer from dry skin, I shouldn’t wash my face!
Although it’s true that if you suffer from dry skin, you shouldn’t wash your face too often to avoid stripping your skin of moisture; however, you should still gently cleanse your face at least once a day to remove traces of pollution and sweat.
If you’ve had makeup on, she recommends removing all traces with micellar water. Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 is great as it’s dermatologically-formulated for daily use on sensitive skin, and is non-rinse too. Follow up by cleansing with Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile de Douche which helps limit the adhesion of bacteria to the skin, thus minimising skin irritation.
I need my dry and flaking skin to be party-ready
“Keep calm, and relax as stress can trigger skin flare-ups,” says Airin.
She suggests first cleansing and toning your dry and flaking skin with products that contain hydrating and nourishing ingredients, like honey and hyaluronic acid.
Then, slather on a thick layer of soothing moisturiser, preferably one that contains ceramides. Dehydrated skin will benefit most from ceramides which help to reconstruct the skin’s protective barrier, making skin more resilient and less sensitive over time.
Bioderma’s Atoderm PP Baume is an excellent makeup base that contains powerful soothing agents to reduce redness and soothe skin. Niacinamide – one of two major types of Vitamin B3 – in Bioderma’s Atoderm PP Baume helps stimulate the production of ceramides in the skin’s natural barrier to prevent long-lasting moisture-loss.
If you’d like to learn more from Airin about makeup for sensitive skin, join her, and Dr Ker Khor Jia, Consultant Dermatologist at Dermatology & Co, Stephanie Yeo, Editor of Young Parents, and Mummy Blogger, Ruby Liang, at Bioderma’s derma talk, Living Well With Sensitive Skin, on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Click here to get your tickets today!
EVENT: Young Parents & The Weekly X Bioderma “Living Well With Sensitive Skin” Derma Talk
DATE: Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
TIME: 2 pm to 4 pm
VENUE: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, 1 Raffles Boulevard
TICKET: $10 per person