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Is Makeup Really Bad for Your Skin?

 

The days when your cosmetic choices would actually kill you seem to be behind us. Thankfully we no longer need to slap lead-based foundation an inch thick on our face, use copper to highlight our eyes, or use a hint of arsenic to bring color to our cheeks. This isn’t medieval times. But, still, there seems to be swathes of confusion around the question about skin health and makeup. For some, makeup is a must; putting one's face on leads to lighter brighter moods and elevated self-confidence. Makeup may have come a long way, but we still need to untangle fact from fiction when working out if makeup is really bad for your skin…

 

It Can Clog Your Pores

 

This is the age-old question when it comes to wearing foundations and creams and sadly it's confirmed as fact that makeup can clog up your pores. This is especially true when it comes to oil-based makeup or makeup made to last longer. This style of makeup seeps even deeper into the pores and takes more effort to remove. If you want to keep wearing your all-day face without the after-effects then be sure to invest in a really good exfoliator that will remove even the stubbornest traces of makeup. Even better, opt for makeup that is mineral-based so it sits on your skin rather than seeping in. Mineral makeup can also protect against environmental factors.

 

It Isn’t One Size Fits All

 

One of the most important factors when it comes to keeping a relationship healthy between makeup and your skin is to make sure you buy for YOUR skin. Makeup shouldn’t be treated with a one size fits all approach and in-fact you should always aim to buy products aimed at your specific skin type. If you have oily skin you will need a different bunch of ingredients than sensitive skin. Research your skin type, find out which ingredients you should avoid, and which is best suited to your unique face.