Are you stuck in the constant rut of breaking out and covering the said breakout with makeup? Well, did you know that this vicious circle could actually be a result of committing some makeup mistakes? Things like pore-clogging makeup, dirty tools and sponges, and bad habits like not removing your makeup before bedtime can actually worsen your acne or even give rise to new zits.
Here are 5 common mistakes that could be contributing to your breakouts...
- Using the wrong foundation
- Covering acne with a lot of foundation
- Applying makeup with your fingers
- Using dirty makeup tools
- Not removing your makeup at night
Using the wrong foundation
Using the wrong foundation formula could be a cause behind your recurring acne. Check the ingredients carefully to see if you are allergic to anything in your foundation. So ladies, always look for foundation formulas that are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic or mineral-based to reduce the risk of skin irritation and clogged pores.
Covering acne with a lot of foundation
If you tend to cover your acne with a thick layer of foundation, then we recommend that you stop right now. Doing this delays the healing process of your acne and leads to irritation. But if you are someone who can’t stop wearing your makeup, we suggest you use lightweight foundation textures, so your skin breathes.
Applying makeup with your fingers
If you tend to apply makeup using your fingers, you could be laying the ground for acne. This is because your hands harbour a lot of acne-causing germs. Instead, use a makeup brush or blender to apply makeup, and clean it regularly.
Using dirty makeup tools
If you don’t remember the last you cleaned your makeup tools, then that could be a sneaky cause of acne. The dirt, oil and bacteria on your makeup brushes tend to stick to your skin and clog pores leading to acne and other skin infections.
Not removing your makeup at night
For the days when you can barely keep your eyes open, go ahead and use makeup removal wipes, but don't make this a daily practice. This is because makeup wipes do not do a thorough job and could be clogging your pores leading to acne.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Sep 09, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!