Foundation makeup contributes a more finished look to the face. With proper application it can even out skin color, hide blemishes, or allow with the use of highlighting tones even re-shape ones face. Foundation can hide a multitude of facial sins, yet does its value outweigh any possible risks to your skin?
According to skin experts if one cleans their face every eight hours, everything else should fall into place. However, instead of using an oil-based cleansing product which can clog the pores and result in an acne break out, try a gentle cleansing product for makeup removal. A gentle cleansing product is especially necessary for those with sensitive skin.
Department store makeup counters can be very confusing. Ask the counter people what their products contain. If they can’t answer you, move on. For one with acne prone skin, select oil- free water-based makeup that does not contain plugging ingredients such as oils, Oleic acid, Butyl stearate, Isopropylmyristate, Myristyl myristate, red dyes, lanolin. Consider a liquid foundation over the ease of compressed powder to avert clogged pores. And if you have sensitive skin, look for Hypo-allergenic makeup products, Almay for example can be gentle to the skin.
It’s also a good idea to clean out your makeup drawer every three months. Mascara should be replaced regularly because the glands in the eye can contain bacteria that is easily transferred from the brush to the mascara tube. Foundations and blushes are less sensitive, though the three months rule of thumb will help you skirt any bacterial problems.
Currently foundation makeup can be purchased that contains sun block, so a daily application of makeup not only enhances ones beauty it actually protects your skin. The aware consumer can select appropriate cleansers and makeup for their skin type and if replaced regularly can feel beautiful and confident about their skin care.