Here’s one question we get a lot: Is wearing makeup bad for your skin? While makeup itself is not necessarily bad for the skin, there is a downside to cosmetics…Keep reading, because here is the down-low on makeup and what you can do to keep skin healthy in the long run.

It has more to do with the ingredients
First of all, there’s really nothing to worry about if you use high-quality makeup! It’s perfectly okay to splurge on makeup products that promise quality ingredients. Just as important, choose products that are designed for your skin type. For example, don’t use thick foundation on oily skin. Mineral makeup is one of the best options because it doesn’t clog pores… instead, it rests just on top of the skin. PS - if you’re unsure of your type, then try our quick skin consultation… it just takes a few seconds!

Be aware of harmful agents
Just like skin care, makeup can have harmful ingredients too! The FDA doesn’t regulate cosmetics, so it’s easy to deceive customers with claims that it’s “all natural” or “herbal.” Educate yourself on the ingredients to always avoid, like parabens, synthetic fragrances and mineral oil...always check the ingredients label. You can also discuss the safety of certain cosmetics brands with a trusted esthetician.

Makeup removal is crucial
\If you want to know how to wear makeup every day without breaking out, there’s one simple trick...always remove it before bed! Sleeping while wearing a face of makeup allows the makeup to settle deeply in the pores, which enlarges them over time. While pores can bounce back during youth, pores don’t shrink back in size as easily as we age… we can’t tell you how crucial it is to remove makeup with cleansers before bedtime.