Since our teenage days when we first experimented with too much blush and blue eyeshadow, we were always told that makeup can be cause for concern when it comes to your skin.
Some believe that applying makeup daily can leave you with deeper lines and wrinkles while others think the two have nothing to do with each other. We dove into the research to find out the truth once and for all…
Skin and Makeup
For the most part, makeup is completely safe for your skin. When people run into skin issues from makeup, it can be caused by an allergy to one of the ingredients or a harsh reaction to the makeup itself.
Like skincare, it’s important to take note of ingredients in your makeup and make sure that it’s not only safe but that the product is formulated for your skin type. While South Beach Skin Lab products are formulated for all skin types, most makeup brands aren’t. These days, even makeup is customizable to dry skin, oily skin or even acne prone to minimize the chance of skin problems.
What Can Happen?
Using too much makeup, or the wrong makeup can have serious consequences for the health of your skin. Pimples don’t often happen as a result of makeup, but in fact, the makeup seals your pores which become filled with dead skin and oil. Those are how breakouts happen and can be one of the main side effects of the wrong products.
Some people can also experience redness, inflammation, eczema or rosacea as a result of ingredients used in their makeup products. Something to remember is that ingredients in makeup are not regulated in America, so it’s best to educate yourself of irritating ingredients like parabens to avoid skin issues.
How Can You Fix Your Skin?
Just because you’re experiencing skin issues right now does not mean that it’s your fate. A few easy changes to your routine can make sure that your skin is protected, even if you need a little makeup to look and feel your best. For starters, read makeup ingredients and ask questions when you purchase your products the same way you would skincare.
If giving up makeup seems like a curse to you, then there is no need! If you’re taking proper care of your face before and after makeup application, chances are you won’t be doing your skin any harm.
Instead of using oily makeup removers, opt for an oil-based cleanser like our Day & Night Olive Oil Cleanser which removes 99.9% of makeup from the day. This will allow your pores to breath at night, and also dig deep to clear our dead skin and oil from your face, leaving nothing but a healthy and youthful glow!