As controversial as this is, it's an important topic to discuss. Makeup has become part of us whether we like it or not. Now, there are a lot of controversies surrounding makeup and having healthy skin. Let's clear one misconception - not using makeup is not a guarantee for having healthy skin. Now that that's out of the way, let's delve into other substantive issues.
Regular makeup vrs ceremonial makeup
You'd agree that regular everyday makeup is different from makeup for a ceremony. One of the marked difference is how heavy ceremonial makeup can be. For the most part, it is to cover all blemishes. It's also applied in such a way that it stays on longer. This means covering up all the skin pores. It's a good thing we don't wear such makeup every day. Such heavy makeup might clog your pores resulting in bacteria-forming acne. Continuous wearing of it could weigh on your skin so much so that it's unable to breathe resulting in other skin issues including skin irritations.
Choice of makeup counts
Whenever you apply makeup, keep in mind that your skin absorbs all the chemicals and ingredients used in making such products. Think of this when you're opting for knock-offs which might probably have harmful ingredients to the skin. Even with trusted brands, please make sure you check the ingredient list just to be on the safe side. Better safe than sorry!
Are your make up brushes and applicators clean?
When was the last time you washed your brushes and applicators? If you had to think about it, it's been long. Using dirty brushes could further exacerbate any skin issues you have. Spend some time today and wash your brushes.
Does the skin breathe?
Being the largest organ in the body, the skin has life so we're tempted to say yes. Going without makeup for sometime helps the skin breathe leading to a reduction in acne and breakouts. This is probably because there's nothing blocking the pores. Try this experiment - go makeup free for a few days and check if your acne reduces or clears. We're pretty sure the answer will be yes.
Workout with makeup on is a no-no
Don't workout with makeup on. As you workout and sweat, your pores appear larger allowing makeup in. This could clog your pores leading to the formation of acne, breakouts, fine lines or wrinkles. We know! You're trying to get the attention of someone but a full face beat during workout will do more harm to your skin than good.
Are you using expired products?
If you're guilty of keeping makeup for years, repent! Sometimes though, it might escape us as some products can sit in the makeup bag longer. Check the expiry date of each product before using it. Having healthy skin takes a lot of time and patience. Don't add to your stress.
Don't wear makeup to bed
No matter how tired you are, please take off your makeup before going to bed. Aside staining your bedding, there's a high chance of clogging your pores which we all know will contribute to acne formation. Wipe it off with Kaydua Facial Cleanser or wash it off with the Shea Butter Bar Soap and moisturize with a Facial Moisturizer before jumping into bed. Be intentional about it.
Wearing makeup isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, there are certain guidelines to follow. Hopefully, this post cleared up some of your worries. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram.