How To Avoiding Makeup Allergies

Before buying makeup, check the ingredients. Avoid perfumes, parabens, sulfates, and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.

1. Check Ingredients

Patch test new makeup before using it. Try a small quantity on the inside of your wrist and wait 24-48 hours to see if you have an allergic reaction.

2. New Product Patch Testing

Look for "hypoallergenic." The product is designed to limit allergenic potential, however this doesn't ensure no allergic reactions.

3. Choosing Hypoallergenic Products

Cosmetic fragrances can cause allergies. Use fragrance-free cosmetics if you have sensitive skin.

4. Avoid Fragrance

Mineral makeup is less allergenic and irritant-laden. Avoid bismuth oxychloride, which might irritate, and choose products with few chemicals.

5. Use Mineral Makeup

Bad cosmetic brushes can carry bacteria and allergies. To avoid skin irritation, clean brushes regularly with a moderate, fragrance-free brush cleanser or soap.

6. Clean Brushes Regularly

Wash your hands before applying makeup to avoid spreading allergies. Makeup should not be shared to avoid contamination.

7. Be Clean

Makeup expires. Product expiration might expose skin to allergen-causing chemicals. Manufacturer-recommended cosmetics replacements.

8. Avoid Expired Goods

Be wary of multi-use products with skin-contact applicators. Bacteria from the skin might cross-contaminate the product.

9. Check for Cross-Contamination

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