We’ve all heard the rumor that makeup causes damage to your skin. This isn’t necessarily true. Many people wear makeup on a daily basis without experiencing any ill effect. The most important thing to the condition of your skin is the type of products you use and how vigilant you are in removing your makeup.
Try to use mineral makeup rather than alternatives. Alternative types of makeup can sink into the pores, which can result in clogs. This can also make it more difficult to thoroughly remove the makeup. Mineral makeup stays on the surface of the skin and can even serve as a barrier to external hazards.
Additionally, avoid daily use of waterproof makeup, particularly around the eyes. Removing waterproof makeup is more difficult and requires additional pressure. The necessary scrubbing can damage your skin, especially the thin skin around your eyes.
Clean Brushes Regularly
It is important to clean your brushes regularly. If you fail to do so, they push oil, bacteria, and makeup residue deeply into your pores. This makes it much more difficult to remove and can even cause inflammation.
Never Sleep in your Makeup
Sleeping in your makeup is the biggest way makeup contributes to skin damage. It leads to acne and clogged pores, as well as breeds bacteria. It is important to wash your face free of makeup every night. Makeup remover wipes aren’t enough. They leave chemicals on your skin that can cause damage. Even if you use wipes, you must follow it with a cleanser to remove those chemicals.
Makeup doesn’t necessarily damage your skin. It is the way you wear your makeup that can potentially cause damage. Even after a long day, it is important to thoroughly remove your makeup. To learn more about how to take care of your skin, contact us at Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa today!