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Q: How do you know if you’re allergic to makeup and skincare products?

Dr. Do says: Unless you know the specific ingredient you are allergic to, it would be difficult to know if you are allergic or sensitive to a makeup or skincare product until you try it. Reactions can include rash, redness, itch, swelling, and dryness. Those with sensitive skin should consult an allergist or dermatologist to help identify their allergen, perhaps through testing, so they can avoid products with those ingredients in the labeling. Otherwise if you have sensitive skin and are not certain of your allergen, when trying a new product, apply a small amount to your neck, wrist, or flexor part of forearm first and leave it on for 24hrs or apply for up to a week to see if there is a reaction.

Q: Which products are best for acne-prone skin?

Dr. Cayce says: Oil free products such as Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum are best for acne-prone skin. If acne scarring is present, optical blurring agents, such as those in Spotlight Illuminating Primer, can be applied with or without liquid foundation to minimize scar appearance.

Q: How can I fix uneven skin tone?

Dr. Cayce says: Most unevenness comes from dark and light areas and the best medicine is prevention with sunscreen every day. When combined with simple products like the Vitamin C Brightening Facial Oil Stick SPF 30, you can prevent most of these problems.

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