Make Up Tips For Women With Psoriasis

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As a person with psoriasis, you might not feel confident about your skin. You probably wished that you have clear skin instead of red, flaky patches on your body.

Fear not, makeup is here to save the day!

By using some makeup, you can cover some of the redness of psoriasis and feel confident again. The key is to choose the right makeup and apply lightly on the skin.

Use these makeup tips and to psoriasis, we’ll say: not today!

Don’t apply makeup on lesions

For cuts and wounds that have not healed, do not use makeup. It’s the same if you have erythrodermic psoriasis or pustular psoriasis.  

Cosmetics and skin products might irritate your skin further, you don’t want that to happen to you.

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Reduce scaling before applying

Makeup works best when your lesions have fewer scales. To de-scale, you can use the occlusion or the hydration technique.

You can hydrate your skin by submerging yourself in a bathtub filled with warm water or bath oil for 10 to 15 minutes, followed by carefully exfoliating the scales with a towel.

For the occlusion technique, use an emollient cream on your lesions ad cover them with plastic wrap overnight. In the morning, take a shower and wash the scales away.

Avoid power-based products

Powders tend to absorb water from the skin, so it’s not recommended to use powder-based cosmetics. Instead, opt for liquid-based products or items that have a liquid finish.

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Stay with matte

It’s not advisable to use glittery makeups or products that add sparkles. Using them will raise more attention to your lesion and areas that you are trying to hide. And they can irritate your skin.

Go for matte finish products instead!

Remove your makeup carefully

With psoriasis, you can never be too careful with your skin. It’s the same when removing your makeup.

Slowly take off your makeup with cotton balls or cloth and a gentle makeup remover. To soften the makeup for easier removal, use petroleum-based makeup removers. Avoid using harsh scrubs or materials that might trigger flare-ups.

Don’t let psoriasis take away your confidence!

Makeup or no makeup, never let psoriasis take control of your confidence. However, on days when you feel like some makeup might help, be sure to apply them carefully.

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