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SPEAKERI learned, especially as a single mom, how important it is that I find little ways to take care of myself. One of my favorite ways to do that is by wearing makeup and clothes that make me feel confident every day. When I first started experimenting with makeup, I found I needed to be really careful what products I use. Most traditional cosmetics are loaded with fragrances, glitter, and preservatives, which really irritate my skin and often leave painful, red eczema patches behind.
I always start my makeup routine by creating a barrier between my skin and the makeup. I use either Vaseline or a hypoallergenic serum. I follow that up with other skin-friendly products. I always apply my makeup as gently as possible to avoid unnecessary friction on my skin. If I'm in the middle of a flare-up, I focus on moisturizing that area, but otherwise avoid putting makeup on it to let it heal. That's my routine. Eczema or not, here I come, full of confidence and ready to take on the day.
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