Common Makeup Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin
Are you making any of these four mistakes in the name of beauty? It’s time to break the bad habits and improve your complexion!
We shouldn’t have to say this but after a long day or night out, it can be tempting to put off removing makeup and just falling asleep. Well this is one of the biggest mistakes that can be detrimental to the health of your skin.
Sleeping in makeup can clog pores and leave oil trapped in your skin, this leads to breakouts caused by bacteria buildup and enlarged pores which are many of the reasons that women apply makeup in the first place. We recommend double cleansing to be sure that all makeup is removed before you lay your head on your pillow. The Stone Crop Cleansing Oil is excellent for removing makeup in a pre-cleanse before applying your regular cleanser.
Another frequent problem we see is wearing makeup to the gym. While making time to hit the gym in your routine is recommended, it is certainly not recommended to go in your makeup!
During a workout your skin needs to be able to breathe, mixing in heat, sweat, and open pores with your makeup will clog pores and over time the skin is bound to become congested and dull looking, so be sure to wash your face before and after your workout to prevent clogged pores and keep your skin glowing.
Even in winter time, it’s so important to apply an SPF either under your makeup with an SPF moisturizer or by using mineral powder containing SPF such as Eminence’s Sun Defense Minerals which contains a waterproof SPF of 30. The hypoallergenic, non-pore clogging natural minerals are great for both men and women and are available in several shades to match your skin tone.
Finally, it’s critical that you check the expiration dates on cosmetics. Old makeup can harbor bacteria that will be reapplied to your face every time you put it on, and it’s especially important with products that are being used around the sensitive eye area.
As a general rule, mascara should be replaced every three months as it is a perfect place for bacteria to grow and thrive.
Pike, Christie. “Are These Makeup Mistakes Ruining Your Skin?”. December 18, 2015, www.eminenceorganics.com