Even though it’s quite common to have acne when you are a teenager, once you hit your 20s and 30s it’s bye-bye pimples and zits right?
Unless you have hormonal acne that needs to be treated by medication or a dermatologist, it is highly probable that your make-up routine is giving you breakouts. Here are the common makeup mistakes that cause those unwanted inflammations on your skin:
Using the wrong foundation could be one of the reasons you are having acne breakouts. Every foundation is specifically designed for a certain skin type so you have to make sure that the foundation you use matches yours.
For example, if you have oily/combination skin then you must get mattifying and non-comedogenic foundations. If you already have acne prone skin then go for foundations that have acne preventing ingredients such as sacylicic acid. Elf’s Acne Fighting Foundation or Clinique’s Anti-blemish Foundation are such foundations that you can try.
Covering the acne with too much foundation
How many of you have been guilty of layering the acne with a lot of foundation? Covering it is among the makeup mistakes – it won’t heal your acne. It will actually delay the process. Just a light layer of foundation is more than enough.
Your pores are already clogged to begin with that resulted in a breakout; don’t suffocate them further by smearing thick layers of foundation or concealers. Sometimes you just got to love and accept your imperfections so let a little pink or red tinge stay on to show that you are only human.
Applying makeup with your fingers
Applying makeup with your fingers is one of the worst makeup mistakes you can do. Even if you wash your hands with soap or use a sanitizer, there will still be some germs lingering about that will get transferred to your face.
Opt for clean brushes, sponges and blenders to prevent the acne from flaring up and give your skin a flawless finish.
Using dirty makeup tools
Washing your makeup brushes, sponges and blenders is crucial for acne prevention. You don’t know how much dirt and bacteria they accumulate from when you used them last. Expert makeup artists always say that you must treat the hair of the makeup brushes like the one on your head.
You must wash all your brushes once a week if you use them every day. For sponges and blenders, it should be done within 2 days because wet sponges and blenders tend to accumulate microbial activity very quickly.
Removing makeup with only wipes
If you thought going to bed with make-up on was a major no-no then using only make-up removing wipes is equally as bad. That is simply not enough. There is so much left on the skin that you can’t see.
Cleanse your skin and use a face wash after using the wipes to remove every bit of the make-up before hitting the bed. Since we’re on the topic of make-up wipes, you may want to replace yours with micellar water, a more effective and cleaner solution.
Lastly, try going some days without make-up so that your skin breathes a little. Too much makeup is not good for the skin in the long run.