Do you love makeup, but feel like you have to sacrifice your skin for it? The truth is, makeup isn’t necessarily bad for your face. A few good habits can help you maintain healthy, glowing skin, no matter how much foundation you wear.
Your Skin Will Tell You If Your Makeup Is Bad for You
Pay attention to your face. If you notice dryness, redness, or increased sebum production after you wear your makeup, it may not be the best match. If you have any of these problems regularly, try taking a short break from makeup. This experiment may help you determine if your makeup bears the blame for your breakout.
Even if your makeup is causing issues, you don’t have to go bare-faced forever. Skincare science delivers new insights to makeup manufacturers all the time. These breakthroughs help makeup professionals develop better products. If you have a lot of old makeup in your bag, it may be time to try something new, especially if you suspect your old products cause irritation or dryness.
How to Clean Your Face
Makeup wipes are meant for removing makeup, right? They must do a great job cleaning your skin if they can remove so much creamy goop. It seems like a logical assumption, but it’s wrong. Makeup wipes smear as much filth and bacteria as they remove. They simply aren’t designed to replace a cleanser. So, if you’re serious about skincare, you need to wash your face with a cleanser twice a day. It’s much better for your skin, and you may be surprised how much better you feel after a few days with a clean face.
You need more than just a cleanser to safely remove stuff like mascara, though. Pulling at your skin hurts it, speeding visible signs of aging. Keep some oil-free liquid makeup remover in your medicine cabinet. Soak a cotton ball or even a folded tissue with it and hold it to your eye for thirty seconds or so. This softens the stiff product so you can gently wipe it away without tugging.
Keep Your Tools Clean
Brushes carry bacteria as easily as they carry foundation. You must keep them clean to ensure they do their jobs in your makeup routine, but clean brushes are a skincare issue, too. Remember, brushes collect oils from your skin alone with excess eye shadow. Leaving these oils on your brushes encourages bacterial growths. Then, when you use your brushes again, you introduce all that bacteria to your face.
Wear Sunscreen Under Your Makeup
Makeup acts as a shield, but it can’t do everything sunscreen does. Even if you wear layer upon layer of foundation, you still need sunscreen to protect your skin. Add sun block to your face after your skincare routine, before makeup. You can hide any shine with your foundation. Make sure it has a chance to dry first, though.
The right habits and techniques ensure you never have to give up makeup for good skin. Your face will glow when it’s clean, and your makeup tools will cause fewer problems. You can look your best with a bare face or full coverage.