If you want one product that helps your complexion look absolutely flawless, reduces pores and conceals fine lines like a pro, then you need to get your hands on a primer today. A lot of makeup artists and beauty experts rely on silicone based primers to create a smooth skin canvas that helps makeup glide easily.
But did you know that using a chemical like silicone on your skin does more harm than you can imagine. Listed below are all the reasons why you should ditch a primer that contains silicone if you want your skin to thank you later.
- Seals pores
- Traps dirt and debris in your pores
- Enlarges pores
- Prevents other ingredients from being absorbed into the skin
- Does not allow beneficial ingredients to seep into skin
When you wear a silicone based primer, it sits on top of your pores and forms and impenetrable layer. This blocks moisture from entering your skin, which may lead to dull skin.
Traps dirt and debris in your pores
Silicone based primers create a layer on top of your skin, restricting anything from getting in and out of it. What this means is that all the dirt and sebum from day get trapped into your pores, leading to inflammation and acne.
You wear a primer to minimise the appearance of pores, but a silicone based primer traps the dirt into your pores, enlarging them in the process. This is why in the long run, silicone-based primers do the exact opposite of what they claim.
Prevents other ingredients from being absorbed into the skin
As silicone tends to create a film on the skin, the nourishing ingredients from the rest of your makeup products fail to penetrate into the skin and provide the benefits that they are meant to.
Does not allow beneficial ingredients to seep into skin
When you use a primer that boasts of skin loving ingredients, but also contains silicones, it more often than not will fail at its skin nourishing claims. They’d only provide a short-term smoothening effect but are also harming your skin at the same time.