For people with sensitive skin, removing makeup can be a painful experience. Dissolving the chemical compounds in many cosmetics often requires powerful cleaning substances. Those substances, while doing a great job removing makeup, aren’t necessarily the best thing for skin which may be prone itching, burning, or rashes when coming into contact with harsh substances.
Harsh removers usually have high pH levels and powerful surfactants which can dry out skin. For many people, this isn’t an issue. In fact, they may prefer these removers for their perceived thoroughness in getting rid of the buildup that can develop with extensive cosmetic use. But sensitive skinned folks can find plenty of alternatives that can do the job without the pain and discomfort.
When looking for the best makeup removers for sensitive skin, focus on the following products:
- Oil-free and fragrance-free wipes. If you need to use makeup wipes, look for ones that leave oil and fragrances aside. Instead, choose a water-based product, including ones containing micellar water, which is comprised of small molecules in a water base which gently break down makeup, dirt, and oil.
- Removers packed with essential oils like jojoba and sunflower oil. It may seem counterintuitive to look to oils to remove oils and makeup, but natural oils like jojoba or sunflower gently bring dirt and other impurities to the surface while also soaking up makeup.
- Removers containing chamomile and cucumber extracts. Not only do chamomile and cucumber help with cleansing your skin, they also do a wonderful job counteracting irritation that may be caused by other elements of a makeup remover.
Dr. Mariano Busso: Your Partner in Healthy Skin
An expert in all things skincare and aesthetics, Dr. Mariano Busso has coached physicians all over the country on his innovative techniques and quality of care. Call our Miami offices today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can partner with you for better skin and an increased sense of confidence and well-being.