Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA):
Although hypoallergenic cosmetics are specifically designed to reduce the possibility of an overly sensitive reaction, no product is 100% non-allergenic. You CAN be allergic to cosmetics even if they are advertised as "hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested," since we are all different.
Be aware of labels advertise as "natural," "botanical," and "organic" ingredients. Cosmetics are the exception. Cosmetics, however, cannot be purely natural, botanical or organic because they would spoil within days of purchase. Since natural substances are also more likely to cause allergic reactions, certain synthetic ingredients are substituted to decrease undesirable side-effects and increase product safety, convenience and effectiveness.
Holly Sallade SkinCareCosmetics follows FDA policies and regulations.
Products containing AHA may cause itchy and tingly sensations. This is the lactic and glycolic acids working on the skin. Check the amount of AHA in products prior to using. Holly Sallade Skin Care Cosmetics has a safe 7%. Beware of products with 12% or more unless under a doctor's supervision.
Do NOT mix AHA products with Vitamin C, as it can cause irritation.
AHA can also cause stress to the skin if a combination of sun and perspiration occurs.
Antihistamines & Other Medicines:
Can lead to a dry nose area, cracked lips and dehydrated skin.
When you "tissue off" your face with a cleansing cream it clogs, enlarges pores and stretches the skin. This is caused by pushing the pollution into the pores, instead only use water with a cleansing cream. You may also break capillaries, and create redness to the skin. This may be mistaken for rosacea. Make sure your hands are clean when using a cleanser, lotion, gel or foam.
Avoid using tissues or wipes to remove makeup. It does not lift off makeup, but pushes it into pores and enlarges them. Convenient but harmful, many brands contain alcohol, which can lead to developing redness, skin rash, clogged pores or stretched skin.
Clorox in Towels:
Can cause skin to burn, turn red with a rash. Fitness centers are known to use Clorox when washing their towels.
Dry & Weathered Skin:
Moisturizers protect skin from looking dry, weathered and aged. Try not to be sparingly with your creams. Use the amount of moisturizer according to the condition of your skin for day and night.
Dispose of all eye products used at the time of infection.
Eye Makeup Remover:
Use 100% cotton to remove eye makeup, as it is softer and more delicate around the eyes.
Harmful if left on too long. It can cause redness and a rash on the face. Avoid eye, brow and mouth areas with masks.
Dry hair before applying toner, moisturizer and makeup. The heat from the dryer will open up pores and makeup will start to disappear. The skin will look tired and not refreshed.
Gels, sprays, mousse and color treatments can easily irritate facial skin. Alcohol and other strong ingredients in hair products can result in rashes and blemishes around the hairline and neck area. Wash hands and faucet handles with soap and water after applying hair products. Change pillowcases every night (using one side and then the other) because residue from hair products and oily hair can cause skin irritation.
Loose and Pressed Powder:
It's used to remove shine on the face, but in reality it clogs and enlarge pores causing your skin to look dull, tightly pulled and aged; they can also make character lines more pronounced and may cause a rash under the skin. We recommend our Invisible Blotting Powder (Oil-Free).
Mixture of Tears & Mascara:
This combination will burn delicate skin around the eyes. The sensitive eye area can become itchy, red, "crepey" and puffy. Try to remove mascara with the Dual Action Makeup Remover or a microfiber cloth (100% free of chemicals) before eyes tear.
Shiny finishes in products like lip gloss, lipstick, cream blush, satin (high sheen) shadows and very creamy foundations will increase the look of oil on the face. Products with SPF can also make your skin look and feel oily. To absorb excess oil, use a clean blush brush over the skin.
The skin can have product build-up from over-moisturized soaps (bars, gels, creams) are hard to remove that will appear cloudy, feel sticky, and look dirty. The finish is one of the most important uplifting features of a product. You will get the best results from products that have the right ingredients and that give the skin a clear, clean look.
Product Shelf Life:
Keeping products too long will deteriorate and lose their effectiveness due to the spread of bacteria.
Recovery From Illness:
Replace all lip and eye products, as well as toothbrushes immediately to avoid infection.
Seasons, Environments and Other Changes:
Be flexible with skin care when the weather changes. Sitting in front of a fire will dehydrate your skin. Chemicals in the air, hair color treatments, medications, menopause, lack of sleep, unhealthy nutritional habits and stress will affect skin conditions. Direct contact with heating and air conditioning in cars and planes will open your pores and dehydrate the skin. Makeup will disappear and not look fresh.
Do not use a body scrub on the face! It can irritate the skin, break capillaries, activate oil glands and enlarge pores. All skin types should avoid using coarse facial sponges and brushes. We recommend massage gloves for body scrubs instead. Sales consultants and advertisements that claim using scrubs daily or three times a week are incorrect and false, as this is very harmful to the skin. The new technology of facial scrubs are made with very light micro-beads for just the face and used at most two days a week.
Sleeping with your face down in a pillow can create wrinkles. We recommend that you wedge your pillow under neck to avoid this.
When applying facial creams, use a spatula to avoid the spread of bacteria.
Toothpaste/Spicy Foods/Breathing Through Your Mouth:
All of these factors contribute to dry, cracked lips.