Foundation is as vital to skin care as the cleanser and moisturizer you use. Foundation should add just enough emollient to leave the skin dewy when used in conjunction with products worn underneath your makeup. Prescribing a different foundation for oily, dry and sensitive skin may sound daunting but an improper makeup selection can result in trouble. Too little emollient leaves skin dry and at risk for sensitization. Too much emollient causes makeup to melt and slip off the skin. Once you have established the necessary emollient content, make sure the product is non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), especially for those with oily or acneic skin. When working with oily or congested skin types, steer clear of D & C red dyes, isopropyl isostearate and isopropyl myristate. When working with sensitive skin, steer clear of fragrances such as bensyl benzoate, geraniol or isoeugenol.
Keep in mind that ingredients that damage one person’s skin my benefit another’s. One kind of foundation does not fit each individual skin type.
If you are in doubt of the makeup you are using today, ask you Esthetician for her expertise. You and your skin will be glad you did!
Joanne Kaminski ~ RN/Esthecian