Best Primer for Sensitive Skin

Updated November 2019
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A primer helps make your skin a good canvas for makeup application, hydrating and smoothing as well as blurring fine line and wrinkles and glossing over imperfections and visible pores. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll need to search out products recommended for reactive-prone skin and look at the ingredients on the label to see if any of your known triggers are in there. Common ingredients known to set off skin reactions are lanolin, preservatives, and sodium laurel sulphate, which can be quite difficult to avoid, as well as fragrances. But even natural ingredients can set off allergies too, including mineral oils and even essential oils. To help combat sensitivity, experts advise incorporating anti-inflammatory ingredients like oatmeal and aloe into your regime to build up skin health.

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