is makeup bad for your skin?

Many women often believe that wearing foundation daily clogs the pores and suffocates the skin and it’s good to let the skin breathe. Sound like you? Continue reading.

Is foundation bad for your skin?
In my profession as an esthetician, my #1 goal is to get my client’s skin clear and be free of blemishes and brown spots so they don’t feel as though they have to hide under makeup. However, I actually encourage all of my clients to never let their skin be bare and some sort of foundation or powder makeup should always be on the skin, day in and day out. Let me explain.

Why you should ALWAYS wear foundation
First, foundation makeup can come in the form of a moisturizing cream (if your skin is dry and more mature), an oil-free liquid (if your skin is combination to normal) or a powder (if your skin is oily and acne prone). As long as you’re using makeup that’s appropriate for your skin type, you shouldn’t find that it clogs your pores.

Second, when it comes to makeup suffocating the skin and preventing it from “breathing,” the skin does not respirate as our lungs do. So there’s no worry there!

Foundation forms a protective barrier on your skin
The truth is, makeup (appropriate for your skin type) offers a much-needed barrier against harmful UV rays. This serves as an additional barrier, above and beyond your daily sunscreen. (You should always wear sunscreen as your daily moisturizer).

With the warmer weather, it’s liberating to ditch the heavy foundations and allow the skin to breathe.

The sun’s UV rays are the #1 cause of skin aging. The top cause is not genetics, smoking, or even really age! The sun is the skin’s WORST enemy. Therefore, foundation makeup or powder will act as an insurance policy to ensure your skin is adequately protected.

Safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays
If your makeup or powder doesn’t indicate an SPF number on the tube or bottle, it’s important to know that you’re still getting protection from daylight. This simply means that your product wasn’t FDA-approved as an official sunscreen. However, most makeup today contains titanium dioxide, which is a proven UV-protective ingredient. Based on these benefits, this is why you really should be using it.

For me, I will wear a mineral powder on my casual days. On days when I’m working and more in the public eye, I’ll use a regular foundation. Either way, I always have something layered on my skin over my sunscreen. Please do your skin a favor and start wearing makeup NOW. It will help your skin age in a smart and healthy way. Remember, it’s much easier to prevent wrinkles then it is to get rid of them once they appear.

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Why the skin around my eyes is always dry?

Dry skin around your eyes not only feels uncomfortable, it’s also especially noticeable. Wrinkles and dark circles become more prominent. Dry skin around the eyes can happen no matter your age or skin type, so let’s explore why this happens and, more important, what you can do about it!

Why Is the Skin Around My Eyes Dry?

The primary reason the eye area can be dry is that it has very few active oil glands, so it doesn’t have any natural ability to keep skin moist and glowing.

Using drying cleansers or drying makeup removers over the eye area depletes what little moisture you have around the eye area, causing extreme dryness, especially if you’re using these kinds of products daily.

Using skincare products with sensitizing ingredients, especially fragrance (synthetic or natural) will aggravate skin on the face, but especially the skin around the eye area.

Makeup products that are difficult to take off and require a lot of effort to remove can be hard on the delicate skin of the eye area, causing dryness and redness.

Sun damage is another major reason skin around the eyes can become dry, look more wrinkled, and make dark circles appear more obvious.

Some medical conditions can be a source of eye-area dryness. If you notice that the dryness around your eyes is chronic and recurring, it could be the result of an underlying health issue, so consulting your physician would be best.

What to Do About Dry Skin Around the Eyes

The first and most important step in taking care of dry skin around your eyes is to use gentle, soothing skincare products, especially cleansers and makeup remover

well-formulated moisturizer for the eye area is fundamental to having smooth, hydrated, brighter skin. As shocking as it might sound, these essential products for the eye area don’t necessarily have to be labeled as “eye creams.” Regardless of the name on the label, the product must provide essential ingredients that calm, replenish, hydrate, and brighten plus antioxidants to fight environmental damage,

This cream mask for the eyes reduces puffiness, relaxes and soothes. For daytime, our Swiss Zell is ideal due to its smoothing, lightweight texture and ability to work well under sunscreen and makeup.

Last, it’s imperative to keep in mind that because most eye gels don’t provide sun protection, your morning eye-care routine should conclude with application of a broad-spectrum SPF product to guard against sun exposure—after all, that’s what causes fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin texture.