To show you exactly what I mean, here are a couple of pictures from this morning after I have used an organic/hypoallergenic cleansing water that I know I react to. Just to show the extent that my skin flares up, I obviously never, ever use this product normally but I wanted to show exactly what happens when I have an allergy.
|Skin instantly reacts to product, flares up across cheeks, chin & forehead, very sore.|
|Skin is visibly irritated, very *hot* and sore|
|After about half an hour and skin is calming down- still sore||but I removed the cleansing water and used moisturiser||.|
|Close up after *treating* skin, using base/concealer & mascara.|
|Close up, different light.|
Patch test- behind the ear & crook of elbow wait 24 hours to see if allergy occurs
If a severe allergy happens, remove immediately with mineral water on cotton wool
Take an anti-histamine- to calm down the skin
Don't use a foaming cleanser as the foaming agent can irritate a sensitive skin
Treat the skin with respect & kindness, stick to basic hydrating/soothing products rather than super *active* products.
Try samples, so you don't waste money on skincare/foundations that you end up throwing away.
Here are my *miracles* that I use when my skin is in a complete *mess*and I want to soothe, calm and cover with minimal product.
Sophyto- Silken cleanser- to remove irritant
Sisley- Floral toning lotion dry/sensitive skin
Sisley-Confort Extreme (night cream) very dry/sensitive skin (I use anytime) not just at night.
Liz Earle-Sheer Skin Tint
Bobbi Brown-Face touch up stick
Skin on a good day without any *drama* and absolute minimal make up.