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Does make up aggravate makeup?

What to do, what not to do…

There is a popular myth that has always been associated with acne and, that is, acne in women is often “caused” due to excessive makeup. In reality, however, this myth is not scientifically proven. However, what has been clinically proven is the fact that while wearing makeup on regular basis does not “cause” acne, it actually triggers or “aggravates” the already existing acne conditions.

How wearing make-up can trigger acne flare-ups?
There are a number of factors that can make acne flare up or lead to “breakouts”, although triggers can vary from person to person and depend on a number of other factors such as age, gender, weather, hormones and stress related conditions.

The following two make-up related factors have been thought to be important in the “triggering” of acne attacks.

Cosmetics: Some specific cosmetics, oils, gels, cleansing lotions and facial masks are oil-based or oil-friendly. These make-up and hair care products can easily clog skin pores. Therefore, before buying any of such stuff, you should specifically look for the following terms on product labels: “oil-free”, “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic”.

Over washing: Actions like cleaning or washing your skin more often, scrubbing/exfoliating, or using strong cleansers or astringent products can actually strip the skin and irritate it. This can lead to more severe acne.

Make up tips in acne
• If you wear make-up, you should ideally use dry powder or hypoallergenic, water-base make-up

• Using skin care products labeled “nonacnegenic,” “noncomedogenic,” “oil free,” or “will not clog pores” can help.

• If you tend to have oily hair or dandruff you might benefit from an anti-dandruff shampoo.

• Also avoid unauthentic face creams or oils and oil-based hair tonics.

• Wash your face twice daily (yes, just twice and not more) with mild soap and water. Don’t be too rough while washing and avoid astringents and abrasives as they can cause skin irritation and in general do not help improve acne.

• Prefer to use a clean wash cloth and towel every time you wash your face to prevent acne flare-ups. You should also clean makeup brushes, applicators and sponges after every use to avoid pimples. Bacteria build up on these materials and may contribute to acne flare-ups.

• Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight. Wear a sunscreen under your makeup or select moisturizers or foundations with an SPF protection level of at least 15.

All in all, there is no single disease which causes more psychic trauma, more maladjustment between parents and children, more general insecurity and feelings of inferiority, and greater sums of psychic suffering than does acne. You should, therefore, not only try your best to treat it but also to prevent it in the first place. An ideal and optimal anti-acne & anti-aging system can be one of your best dual-edge weapons to fights against acne in a natural and safe way. Using such natural, herbal-based safe complete “acne care” system like can help you get rid of the acne flare ups due to its combined mode of action. A multi component system not only clears your clogged pores in a safe natural way but also naturally “empowers your skin” internally so that it will not only prevent itself against any future acne attacks and will also help you wear make up in usual way on daily basis.

That’s how, using the right make up products and a complete acne-care system can be your best tool to prevent your face and the body against those notorious acne flare ups. Considering the aggravating role of the above mentioned factors in acne, acne prevention may be achieved by avoiding these aggravating factors which can block pores, especially some thick moisturiser creams, retained sweat or moisture under hats, pads, helmets and damp clothing.


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