In today’s world, many people lack self-confidence, as there are filters to fix any imperfection that is known. Many people are in a constant battle with clogged pores or have dealt with acne at some point in their lives. People who have oily and acne-prone skin frequently experience clogged pores and in return, we tend to cover up those imperfections with makeup. So does makeup really clog pores? Unfortunately, it does, all makeup is capable of clogging your pores. However, just because it’s capable of clogging pores does not mean you need to stop wearing it. There are some things you can do to ensure that makeup does not have negative effects on your skin. Three things you can do to help with the negative effects are to wisely choose the makeup you select, how you apply it and how you remove it.
Just like with most things, one size does not fit all. It’s important to know what your skin type is to find the best makeup that is suited for your skin type. Just like how you choose your skincare products you should be doing the same for your makeup. Using makeup that is water-based is best as it will not clog your pores as makeup that has oil will.
If you are someone who uses makeup daily, you may suffer from cosmetic-induced acne that is most commonly seen on the chin and cheeks, and most of the time when you try to cover acne using makeup, it only gets worse. Here are some tips to apply makeup: most of us apply a primer before putting our foundation on. When using a primer, gently tap it on with your fingertips, and do not massage it in as this will cause irritation. Also, avoid primers that have fragrance in them along with any form of makeup. When applying foundation you’ll want to use a sheer or light coverage and apply it lightly with bare hands, but if you are using a powder foundation, gently brush it on. Stay away from foundations that are full to heavy coverage and ones that are labeled all-day or long wearing as these will irritate the skin and cause oil build-up. When using concealer apply with your hands, staying away from greasy and heavy concealers. You’ll want to stay away from liquid blushes and apply powder blush for a few seconds.
When removing makeup you want to avoid using wipes, towelettes, scrubbers, and, washcloths. Use a gentle facial cleanser to wash off face makeup with your hands, to remove eye makeup you’ll want to use oil or jojoba oil on a cotton ball, however, do not use this on other parts of your face as it will cause irritation.
For the best results for unclogged pores, sometimes it’s best to wear no makeup at all. Even acne-fighting makeup doesn’t provide protection or fight against acne. Oftentimes acne fighting cosmetics do not contain enough ingredients to be effective and cause skin irritation. It’s important to stick with a skin regimen, cleansing and toning your face twice a day is the most important way to prevent clogged pores. Always remove your makeup before bed to prevent clogged pores.
If you still struggle with clogged pores and nothing works and your self-confidence is lacking, it’s time to call your dermatologist to go over options to get your skin glowing again.