Are Your Makeup Habits Harming Your Skin? Tips To Avoid Skin Problems

Are Your Makeup Habits Harming Your Skin? Tips To Avoid Skin Problems
Are Your Makeup Habits Harming Your Skin?

Are you wondering what is it doing wrong when it comes to makeup that could be damaging your skin? Here are some of the common problems you might face when you apply makeup regularly.

Written by Arushi Bidhuri |Published : September 4, 2021 3:19 PM IST

As we move ahead with changing times, one thing that has become a favourite among many is makeup. But not doing it properly can cause more damage to your skin than you can imagine. Since certain makeup products contain a lot of chemicals that may not suit your skin type and trouble your skin in many ways. Pooja Malhotra, a makeup expert at Kiko Milano explains the common problems people might face when they apply makeup regularly.

Common Problems Might Face When You Apply Makeup Regularly

Scroll down to know what could happen to your skin if you apply makeup regularly without taking precautions, as explained by expert Pooja Malhotra.

Makeup Can Clog Pores

Applying Makeup may lead to clogging of pores if worn for a very long time and not removed before sleeping. It is important to cleanse your skin well as makeup and dirt may irritate the skin, cause breakouts and dull complexion. Use a good cleanser suitable for your skin type to remove the makeup.

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May Lead To Premature Ageing

Makeup may lead to premature ageing and can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup may also make your skin dry or oily than usual. Therefore, a good skincare regime is very important before applying makeup, and after removing it at night to prevent premature ageing.

Avoiding Sunscreen Can Lead To Skin Problems

Sometimes people avoid using sunscreen before applying makeup. The sun damage leads to age spots and uneven skin tone. Also mixing SPF with the foundation may change the efficacy of the product and may not give you the desired protection from UVA & UVB. Therefore, the light foundation can be applied on top of your daily sunscreen.

Not Cleaning Brushes May Cause Allergies

Keep the makeup tools/ brushes clean to avoid any skin allergy or skin irritation. The makeup product gets trapped in the bristles, and you tend to transfer bacteria, oil, and dirt onto the skin every time you use them.

Apply Makeup According To Your Skin Type

As suggested by the expert, here are some tips to keep in mind while applying makeup based on different skin types:

Combination To Oily Skin

  • Prep skin with products that are suitable for oily skin
  • Use cleansers that are water or gel-based for mild cleansing
  • Do not forget to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week
  • Use toner post-cleansing to minimise open pores and prepare the skin for moisturiser. A lightweight gel or water-based moisturiser is recommended
  • Select a foundation that works well for oily skin. Opt for loose powder or pressed matte powder on top of your foundation to mattify it
  • Choose a matte blush instead of a cream blush
  • Use Oil-free makeup remover to avoid any kind of breakout on the skin

Normal To Dry Skin

  • Prep the skin using products that are good for hydration
  • Cleanse tone and moisturise the skin before you proceed for makeup application
  • Rubbing ice on the face can be an excellent trick to help improve blood circulation and make the skin look radiant
  • Use a foundation that is good for normal to dry skin. This may add radiance to the skin
  • Apply a lightweight powder to set the foundation
  • Eye cream is a must below the concealer to avoid creasing under the eye
  • A cream blush can be applied to remove dryness. Remember to apply the cream over cream product, to avoid getting patchy