Makeup is a must-have for all women, but it can also be damaging to your skin. Makeup, especially foundations, are like paint to the face and this paint can clog pores that cause breakouts even after it has been washed away.
1. Makeup does not allow your skin to breathe. Could you imagine holding your breath eight hours at a time? Eight hours is about how long makeup will stay on your face during the day. With Makeup in the equation, body fluids like sweat combined with the makeup stays on your face clogging your pores.
2. Makeup dulls the appearance of your natural skin. Have you ever taken your makeup off and felt like you looked worse than you did when you first put it on? That is because wearing makeup every day consistently does not give your skin enough time to regain nutrients it misses during the day.
3. Makeup is not skin care and we need to make sure that makeup remains a beauty accessory- not a necessity. Makeup is made of ingredients that might not be toxic to apply to the surface of the skin, but all those minerals are being absorbed by your skin from the moment you put it on to the second you take it off.
How to fight makeup breakouts:
Give your skin vitamins and nutrients every chance you get. This will help keep the skin stay nourished while you’re wearing makeup throughout the day. Ingesting vitamins will work for your body, but topically applied vitamins and antioxidants are best for the skin, especially because the body does not allocate nearly as much nutrients to the skin, as it receives when vitamins are applied topically.
Exfoliate and cleanse regularly. Once you leave work, school, or where ever you’ve been all day, exfoliating and cleansing helps clear pores and keeps the dead skin, bacteria, and harmful minerals found in makeup, from staying on the surface of your skin. Without exfoliating, makeup could cause breakouts and ruin the appearance of your skin. Makeup removing facial washes are great cleansers, but only a deep exfoliating product can thoroughly clear pores.