There are lots of myths about wearing makeup, so it’s hard to know what the truth is. But one thing we do know for sure is that lots of people wear makeup frequently. Whether you use it every day or just occasionally, here are some tips to help keep your skin healthy:
Cleanse Gently and Thoroughly
Makeup isn’t necessarily bad for the skin; some makeup products actually contain ingredients that are good for the skin. The main issue with makeup is that it can block your pores though, so removing makeup is important. Use a good makeup remover – a gentle one should be used for the delicate eye area. Warm water will help open up pores so that you can then use another cleanser to remove any remaining makeup, as well as dirt and excess oils.
Use Restorative Products
Once you’ve cleansed your face thoroughly, always follow with a good moisturizer and restorative toner. Cleansing the face will remove dirt and oils but can also take away some of the natural oils that keep your face moisturized and form a protective barrier on the skin. Using products that help repair and protect the skin after cleansing is an important step that shouldn’t be missed. A good moisturizing lotion should be in everyone’s skincare routine, but you can also try other products depending on your skin type. For example, coq10 toner can help with anti-aging and keep skin youthful.
Use the Right Makeup for Your Skin Type
Using the right makeup is important, which is why makeup is usually labeled by skin type. Pay attention to the ingredients and what skin type you have. If you have oily skin, choose products that are oil-free and everyone should avoid products containing ingredients like synthetic perfumes.
Clean Your Brushes and Sponges
Bacteria can easily build up on makeup application tools like brushes and sponges. Just like you cleanse your face, you should always be washing brushes and sponges too. If you don’t, then you are just introducing the bacteria back onto the face, as well as contaminating your makeup palettes. If you don’t have specific cleaners for your brushes and sponges it’s not a problem: Using oil can help release the makeup, micellar water, and other makeup removers can wash away makeup and anti-bacterial soap will kill bacteria.
You shouldn’t share your makeup with others, as you are then sharing bacteria. Sharing products like eyeliner and mascara can easily spread eye infections which can stick around on your mascara brushes and eye pencils – so never share these things!
Use SPF regularly
Wearing makeup can make people overly confident about how protected their skin is from the sun. Without SPF you are not protected, and you also need to remember that the SPF wears off after a certain amount of time, so you will also need to be able to re-apply SPF. Wearing makeup that has SPF is great, but products like setting powders and sprays are even better, as they can be re-applied regularly every 2-3 hours.
Don’t Use Expired Makeup
Everything has an expiration date, including makeup. Most products are suitable for around 12 to 24 months, but they should be thrown away after that. Once you have opened a product, then it has been introduced to the air and bacteria, the ingredients will not be as safe, and they could cause allergies or breakouts. If you don’t want to be wasteful, limit how many products you buy and only open a product once you have emptied the first one.
You can still wear makeup and have great skin and hopefully, these tips will help you to keep skin happy and healthy, no matter how much makeup you wear.