Makeup is used to improve your appearance. Whether you’re making your eyes look bigger, your cheekbones more pronounced, or covering up a pimple or blemish; it’s known as a temporary fixer. Typically, makeup doesn’t inflict any negative side effects to the skin as long as you’re staying loyal to your morning and night skincare routines. Washing your face morning and night, sometimes midday as well (depending on your skin type) is important, especially if you’re using foundations or cover-ups in your daily routine.
Some people are allergic to common makeup ingredients, which, if you are, you’re probably aware of it already from bad trial-and-error experiences. Reactions can vary from irritant contact dermatitis, which categorizes an itching or burning reaction, or an allergic contact dermatitis, which is characterized by swelling, itching or blistering effects, common to other allergies.
Makeup is also known to cause acne flare-ups at minimal and extreme levels, especially if you forget to clean off the makeup properly before bedtime. The makeup induced acne is called acne cosmetic, which blocks pores and produces red bumps on the chin, cheeks and forehead. The T-zone of your face (forehead, in between the eyebrows, nose and chin) produces the most oil, which is why it’s important to make sure this area is cleaned with appropriate makeup wipes or general soap and water routine.
If you tend to have oily skin, look out for products that are fragrance and oil-free, or ones that are appropriately labeled “hypoallergenic,” “noncomedogenic,” and “nonacnegenic” as these are designed for acne-prone skin.