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Makeup Mistake That Will Harm Your Skin

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

No matter what shape or size you are, you should feel confident in your own skin. You should feel like a beautiful woman, no matter what! -Joanna Krupa

Women always asked, “Is makeup bad for my skin? Does it clog my pores? What’s the best way to remove makeup? Can I use makeup every day? How can I care for my skin after using makeup all day? What’re the best products to use for my skin?” We tend to ask these questions after a breakout or a reaction to products when in fact we should ask ourselves these questions prior to. This is something we are all guilty of doing; I am guilty of doing so myself as I would see small pimples on the rise and ignore the little signs of breakouts while still applying makeup to cover those small blemishes. Makeup is worn on an average of eight to twelve hours a day, then we go home and relaxed with the makeup on. We do not realize the same power the makeup has to create beauty, the same way it can destroy that beauty along with your confidence as your inflamed pores turn into pimples, blackheads, blemishes, etc. This is why we need to take care of our skin before and after makeup. Here are a few common mistakes people make when choosing, wearing, and removing makeup.

  • Do not go to sleep with makeup on.

We all know that our skin accumulates dirt throughout the day; from oil (sebum) secretion, bacteria from touching our face all day with your hands, and from makeup clogging our pores all-day. All of this will lead to breakouts.

  • Do not rely on makeup wipes to clean your face only.

Makeup wipes can smear dirt and bacteria all over your face from one area to the next. The proper way to remove makeup is to clean the skin thoroughly with soap and water or facial cleaners.

  • Clean your makeup brushes.

This is an essential part of preventing breakouts. If you do not wash your makeup brushes at least 2-3 times a month, they are filthy and are introducing dirt, oil, and bacteria back to your skin. Your Personal makeup brushes should be clean 1-2 times a week, depending on how often you do your makeup. As for makeup professionals, they should clean every equipment after each client.

  • Stop Thinking Makeup is Bad for Your Skin and That You Need to Let your skin Breathe.

"The skin does not have a respiratory system, so the concept of the skin “breathing” is a myth. The real truth is that face makeup when in the form of powder or liquid foundation, gives additional protection from the sun (even if it doesn’t list an SPF number). Since protecting your skin from UV light during the day should be the first priority, makeup can be extremely beneficial. Of course, you’ll want to choose the right type of makeup for your skin type to ensure it’s the best fit" -Renee Rouleau esthetician.

  • Clean your face before applying makeup.

Do not apply makeup to oily or dirty skin, always wash your face and pat dry before using any makeup. cleans to remove impurities that have built up on your skin, You should then wash your face again after removing makeup.

  • Buy good products.

Do not just buy any makeup always check ingredients/ mixtures before. Use oil-free foundations for skin that is prone to breakouts. A foundation that is thick or has a lot of moisturizers can make your oily skin oilier. Stay away from heavy foundations that can clog pores. Instead, choose a foundation that is lightweight.

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