How Does Makeup Affect Your Skin?

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Makeup helps improve one’s appearance and can boost your confidence because a little bit of blush and some eyeliner can make a world of difference. Generally, makeup does not have any major negative effects and knowing your skin type will help you select products that are suitable for you. Certain ingredients may cause your skin to experience some sort of reaction, like a rash or an allergy, which is why it is important to understand your skin type so that you can choose makeup products that will not irritate your skin.

Makeup should never cause itching, burning, swelling or blisters. Makeup containing fragrances and preservatives are known to cause these types of reactions and can also cause mild or severe acne. In addition to understanding your skin type, it is very important to remove your makeup at the end of each day and right after you exercise. If this is done diligently, most people will not experience any negative effects because washing helps remove the products that can clog our pores. Sleeping in makeup is a terrible idea because it will harm your skin and affect it negatively. It will also cause old skin cells, makeup and environmental pollutants to accumulate on your pillow, which is extremely unhygienic. This will result in clogged pores, breakouts and irritation and will lead to premature signs of ageing because of the build-up of bacteria. Cleanse your skin before you go to sleep to prevent these issues and make sure to clean your makeup brushes, too. Many people do not realize that brushes can carry a ton of bacteria, which can seriously damage the skin, so be mindful of this aspect.

Most dermatologists agree that there is nothing wrong with applying makeup every day so long as you choose the right products that are specifically designed for your skin type. Mineral makeup is often recommended because it stays on the skin’s surface as opposed to clogging pores and creates a healthy barrier against some of the harmful environmental factors. The best thing you can do for your skin is to wear makeup that is appropriate for it. If you do happen to experience some sort of irritation, take a little bit of a break to give your skin a chance to heal and figure out which of the products you used caused you to have the reaction.

If you love makeup, do not be afraid of applying it daily. If you have sensitive skin, look for products that are fragrance and oil-free, as those ingredients are known to irritate the skin. Hypoallergenic products are also recommended. A good skincare routine and high-quality products will make a world of difference and prevent negative reactions, so always keep that in mind.

Enriched Med Spa in Vaughan can help with all of your skincare needs. We offer a number of treatments, including vampire and OxyGeneo facials, so if you’re ready for younger and healthier-looking skin, give us a call now!

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