It can be tempting to cover your skin with makeup if you’re prone to acne and breakouts, but what kind of makeup is best for your skin and what kind will only cause more problems? Many kinds of makeup have ingredients that can make acne and blackheads worse, not better, causing even more skin problems. Primers are especially problematic for some users. While primers give the skin a smooth look, a primary ingredient can also cause breakouts and more blackheads for users prone to those issues. Other ingredients found in makeup, like tea tree oil, can help reduce skin problems by cleansing the skin. Consulting with a aesthetician or skin care consultant is definitely recommended to determine a skin care plan best for your skin.
- 1It’s important to understand that not all oils are the same, nor are they created equally. Some oils block pores, causing blackheads, and some actually cleanse the follicle.
- 2Isopropyl myristate, a synthetic oil used to create a slicker skin texture rather than a thick, oily one; but its great absorption rate it can cause serious irritation and aggravate acne over time.
- 3Breakouts happen,but what needs to be done is take better judgement as to what makeup will not just cover up blemishes, but be beneficial for our skin as well.
There are also cosmetic oils that can help calm acne. Essential oils are natural oils derived from plants. They’re also known to be volatile oils that can break down dead skin cells and cleanse the follicle from sebaceous gland build up.
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