Jan 25, 2016

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Make-Up Advice for Acne Prone Skin

Makeup is one of the leading causes of acne among women. A recent Brazilian study showed that dermatoses in 45% of women are associated with the cosmetics they are using. The main culprit are the pore-clogging chemicals used in cosmetics that prevent oil sebum from coming out, leading to breakouts as a result, especially when dead skin cells and bacteria join into the mix.

Avoid Pore-Clogging Cosmetics

To avoid cosmetic-induced acne (acne cosmetica), the first thing you need to do is avoid using products containing ingredients that can cause breakouts.  There are many of them but you should particularly watch out for these worst offenders.

  • Wheat germ oil
  • Algae extract
  • carrageenans
  • Red algae
  • Potassium chloride
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Hexadecyl alcohol
  • Laureth 4

When buying any cosmetics or any skin-care products, to look for the label “non-comedogenic”. Non-comedogenic products are especially formulated not to cause blocked pores, ensuring you a healthy a beautiful skin no matter the amount of makeup you apply.


Keep Your Applicators Clean and Bacteria Free

Old makeup, dirt, oil and dead skin – those brushes and sponges harbor hundreds of acne-causing bacteria!

So, if you’re wondering why you keep having a break out despite a strict beauty regimen, you should really pay attention to your brushes too. Ideally, makeup applicators should be cleaned at least every two weeks. Doing so doesn’t only get rid of old makeup but also rid of the dirk, dead skin and bacteria.

You don’t need to buy expensive cleaning agent for the purpose, a shampoo or any mild soap should be enough.

Self make up by an artist

Self make up by an artist

Wash Off Makeup Before Going to Bed

Keeping makeup on your face overnight allows the cosmetics to settle in your pores, clogging it and causing breakout as a result.

Make it a habit to cleanse your face before going to bed. Don’t give makeup a time to migrate from your skin’s surface and settle deep within your pores.