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
 

Seals pores

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
 

Traps dirt and debris in your pores

When you use silicone on skin, nothing can get into the skin, but also nothing can get out. All the dirt and sebum in your pores stay trapped in there, potentially causing inflammation and possibly even triggering acne breakouts.

Enlarges pores
 

Enlarges pores

The point of wearing a primer is to decrease the appearance of pores, but using a silicone based primer actually tends to enlarge pores. This is because all the impurities fail to escape pores leading to an increased build-up in pores causing them to stretch out in size.

Prevents other ingredients from being absorbed into the skin
 

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
 

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.