makeup that works for lupus

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   Posted 1/31/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hey everyone, with my lupus its really hard for me to wear makeup, im 15 and im in love with makeup. but the problem is most makeup irrates my lupus and havent been able to wear any at all unless i buy really expensive makeup. my question is for those who do wear makeup what makeup do you use that works well but wont irrate my face?

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   Posted 1/31/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally don't wear a lot of makeup, but in general, they say Neutrogena is best for the skin, and I've heard many positive things about it. The mineral makeup they have been coming out with lately should be good, seeing as it's supposed to be all natural. You're 15 year old; you probably don't need to use a foundation at all. I would just keep the makeup really light. :-)

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   Posted 1/31/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bek!

I was going through this issue too. I was wondering if you could list what you have tried, so I can then make suggestions without listing something that does not work for you.

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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Bare Minerals? Its all natural...

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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I use bare minerals and I have a horrid time with most makeups but it works wonders and hides a lot of the lupus rashes
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't use makeup ever, but lots of folks on here have had success with the Bare Minerals stuff...
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   Posted 2/2/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks i think im going to try bare minerals. i bought a 30 dollar foundation to try to hide my rash and i was a waste of money cause it irrated my skin, some mac makeup works for me some other stuff of theres doesnt, but its really expensive. ive tried all the covergirl, neutrogena, maybiline, bascially what you find on a walmart makeup section ive used and it irrates my skin.

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   Posted 2/2/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Bek, I don't know any store, whether it be a drug store or a large department store, that won't take back something that you bought but were allergic too. Keep your receipts till you try the products, and if they don't work, take them back for a refund. I've done in more than once.

I hope you find something that works.

SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

plaquenil, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lyrica, tri-est, cymbalta,

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   Posted 2/3/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I also use Bare Minerals, it works great and it feels like you have nothing on, it also has SPF in it too. Right now on their website they have a starter kit for $29!
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RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid and Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash ( as needed for mouth sores)

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   Posted 2/3/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard good things about Bare Minerals....I don't wear make-up all the time, but I have been using Clinique for awhile and like it pretty good. I hope you find something that works well for you.
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