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
Technically speaking, makeup does not really cause acne, but using a wrong formula of makeup can. Certain ingredients in your foundation or the wrong texture of product can clog pores and give rise zits. 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
Your fingers carry a lot of germs and have the potential to harm your skin. 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 it could be the breeding ground for all kinds of icky bacteria, oil, and dirt. This could be one of the major causes for your breakouts. Wash your tools at least once a week to ensure that they do not harm your skin.
Not removing your makeup at night
Makeup removal wipes are a great option for when you’re too tired to remove makeup before bed, but if this is a daily practice, then you’re not doing enough. Thoroughly remove all traces of makeup using a cleanser and a face wash each night before bed, to prevent clogged pores and acne.