What’s a girl with PCOS supposed to do for makeup? I don’t know all the answers about makeup for women with PCOS; but, I’ll tell you what I use and you can go from there. I have oily skin, and sensitive skin, and dry skin, and perioral dermatitis, and SUPER sensitive eyes, and a host of other issues that also complicate the makeup situation. Oh, and did I mention PCOS? It’s a dermatological landmine! My face would be happiest if left to its own devices; but, the au naturale look is not what I’m going for.
Before we get into the makeup, a disclaimer of sorts:
Are these expensive? Yes. Sorry. I’ve tried many cheaper alternatives, without success.
Do I have a list of less expensive drugstore items you can substitute? No.
Is this really what I do [nearly] every morning? Yes.
How long does this all take? Five minutes. Really.
Step 1: I start off by washing my face with Hibiclens (see item 3 in this post: http://www.pcosra.com/2014/05/pcosacne3products/). Make your bed and open the curtains while the Hibiclens works its magic on your skin. Hibiclens is a miracle worker as far as I am concerned. It’s made a huge dent in my PCOS-related acne. If you only buy one product from this list, buy Hibiclens. It will be worth it. I promise. You can buy Hibiclens at any drugstore or pharmacy. I usually get the generic version at Walgreens.