In most cases, makeup does not damage your skin. But, for those who have sensitive skin, frequent using cosmetic products can lead to unexpected effects such as clogged pores, which are the main reason of acne breakout. This does not mean you have to give up making up forever. Knowing the effect of makeup products on your pores can help you find the best way to manage it.
Makeup may affects your skin
Products used for face makeup vary in form, including powder, gel, lotion, cream, ointment, stick, etc. When covering the surface, makeup can hide all skin flaws on women’s face, completely changing their appearance. However, makeup also fills up all your pores, especially when using foundation, powder and blush. So, what happen when your pores are blocked?
If you have an oily skin, this means there is a high rate you face acne breakout. Oily skin is caused by the overproduction of sebum, and when oil is clogged inside the pores, acne breakout occurs. The condition may become worse if you wear makeup overnight. Bacteria and impurities may penetrate into your pore, leading to inflammatory acne, such as papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. These kinds of acne are very hard to be treated, and will leave acne scars and acne marks after healing.
Makeup can clog your pores, it cause irritation as well. This occurs to those who have sensitive skin. You must have known that the most ingredients of cosmetic products are made up from variety kinds of chemicals. If your skin is susceptible with one or more chemicals in makeup products, you may feel burnt or itchy, while skin looks red and swell. When this comes up, you should stop wearing makeup and visit a dermatologist for help.
Makeup can be bad for your skin in some sides. But you don’t need to worry too much. There are many ways you can do to reduce makeup’s harms and protect your skin. What are they?
Wearing make without affecting your skin
Keep hygiene. This is very important that you need to remember when wearing make. Before applying cosmetic products, you should wash up your face carefully. You should also avoid touching your skin too much, cause you may transfer bacteria and impurities from hand to face skin. One more thing you need to remember: wearing makeup regularly is harmful to your skin; just make up when it is really necessary. Before going to bed, you should not forget to remove the makeup layer on your face. You can use overnight skincare products instead.
Choose right product. There are many types of cosmetic products available on market. But you need understand your skin to choose the most suitable one for you. Common skin types include normal, dry, oily, sensitive type. If you have oily skin, you should try products that are labeled “noncomedogenic” and “nonacnegenic”. These kinds do not block your pores, which can prevent acne from breakout. For those who have sensitive skin, you should look for products with “hypoallergenic” on their label. To make sure they will not irritate your skin, you should take advice from a dermatologist.
Makeup can improve your outlook significantly, but it is better that you face your skin problems, instead of hiding them, especially acne. Acne can be treated with many methods, from medications to cosmetic procedures.
Everything has two opposite sides, and makeup is not the exception. That is the reason why you should take advantage of it carefully.
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Review Date: January 27, 2017 | Last Modified: January 27, 2017
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