So I know alot of people with hirsutism have to deal with ingrown hairs and scars from tweezing and shaving for so many years.
The skin is sensitive in general and that type of abuse, regardless how gentle you are, will eventually cause some skin irritation.
The closest thing I can compare the ingrown scars and such is acne. I actually suffer from mild adult myself but most of my facial scars are from ingrown hairs.
My skin on my face is very weird. I have a very dry neck, oily forehead (don’t laugh!), dry nose, and oily cheeks. The majority of my pimples are on my cheeks and jaw but the majority of my scars are on my neck!
And because very often hirsutism is associated with other hormonal issues (PCOS, diabetes, adrenal disorders, etc.) acne is not that surprising as a tag-a-long!
Acne is caused by build up in the sebum. Sweat, oil, dust, anything can trigger acne horrors!
So basically, the less oily the product, the better it is for your skin.
With that being said, here are some tips for picking out makeups for your sensitive skin, primarily foundations:
MAKEUP TIPS FOR ACNE AND HIRSUTE SKIN
1. Chat with a dermatologist to see if you even have acne or what your skin condition is (dry, oily, moderate)
2. Avoid most oil based makeup like liquid foundations. And if you absolutely have to wear oil makeup, wash it off first thing when you get home! I would wear oil based foundation during my 12 hours shifts at a previous job and developed the worse blackheads of my life!
3. Try to seek powdered foundations with as little ingredients (especially chemicals) as possible
4. Try mineral powder makeup products
5. Avoid heavily fragrance and dyed makeup
6. Besides jojoba oil, almost all other oils are not welcomed for acne.
7. Seek a line of products that also come with acne fighting cleansers. I never used Lorac, but it looks like it’s worth a look.
8. Dodge mineral oil and menthol
9. ALWAYS wear the make up moderately. Frankly this tip is for all women, acne-prone or not!
10. If possible, only wear makeup on your problem areas. Like, I only wear makeup on my neck and blend it in very well. I use L’Oreal’s True Match super blendable powder foundation and it works great! Doesn’t look clogging or caked on at all and it covers my problem areas very well.
11. Some other nice lines that I have used myself and really like include Mary Kay, Bare Escentials, and Clinique.
12. Lastly, here is a great website I found that list all kind of ingredients to watch out for when looking for makeup for problem skin. The website is for the Acne Treatment Center and it lists countless ingredients to dodge or avoid using too heavily. Looking at the list I know Coconut Oil, Lanolin and cocoa butter are all very heavy oils that can easily clog some acne prone skin. Check out that list here!
So definitely nip it in the bud and talk to a dermatologist to determine what may be wrong with your skin, any medications and other things you may need to avoid altogether.
Thanks for reading and if you know of a good makeup line for acne, feel free to let me know!