Acne breakouts can be pretty nasty, while some blame it on their genes, some blame it on their skincare routine, there are only a few of them who would actually blame their makeup. Yes, you heard that right. Your certain makeup habits could be equally responsible for the occurrence of acne. Although your makeup aids in concealing the acne and acne marks, it could also be the reason you are getting them in the first place, therefore, you need to make some serious changes to your makeup routine. One way or another, a lot of us end up making a few makeup mistakes, and that could easily take a toll on our skin.
If you do your makeup pretty much every day and find yourself with new acne almost every single day, take it as an indication that you are doing things the wrong way. A lot of factors like using dirty makeup tools and sleeping with your makeup on could easily aggravate your acne problem.
Listed below are a few common makeup mistakes that could be causing acne.
You are using the foundation in the wrong formula
Believe it or not, your foundation could be easily responsible for acne breakouts. Using the wrong foundation formula can result in nasty acne or aggravate the acne problem. Therefore, when it comes to picking a foundation for yourself, you should always check its ingredients to see if the foundations contain anything you might be allergic to. You should always invest in foundations that are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, or mineral-based as they don’t result in clogged pores or skin irritation.
Putting on too much foundation to cover acne
The easiest way to hide acne on your face is by concealing it with a layer of foundation, but if you are using too much foundation to hide them, you are doing it all wrong as it can further aggravate the problem. Covering the acne under a thick layer of foundation not only slows down the healing process, but it also results in irritation. If you can’t keep your face completely bare, you can use a lightweight foundation to create the base so that your skin can breathe properly.
Applying foundation with your fingers
As much as we like the idea of applying foundation using fingers, given how quick the application can be, it most certainly isn’t the most ideal way to apply the foundation. Your hands could be a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria and germs, and when you use your fingers to apply the foundation, you end up transferring the bacteria and germs on your skin that leads to acne. Therefore, you should use a clean makeup sponge or brush to apply the foundation, just make sure to clean them regularly.
Applying makeup using dirty makeup tools
If you can’t seem to remember the last time you washed your makeup tools and use them pretty much every day, you’re in some serious trouble girl. Your makeup tools can harbor several acne-causing bacteria, germs, and other impurities on their surfaces, and using the same makeup tools to apply your makeup end up transferring the bacteria and impurities on your skin that results in acne and other skin infections. Therefore, make it a habit to clean your makeup tools regularly.
Sleeping with your makeup on
There are days when you feel extremely exhausted and barely have the energy to take off your makeup, but no matter what, you cannot sleep with your makeup on. If you can’t follow the double cleansing technique, you can remove your makeup with facial wipes, but don’t make this a habit. Double cleansing helps in removing the makeup thoroughly, facial wipes, on the other hand, remove the makeup just from the surface of the skin, which could easily result in clogged pores and acne.