Does Foundation Cause Acne?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve wondered (on more than one occasion no doubt) whether wearing foundation can lead to breakouts. It seems logical, doesn’t it? After all, slapping something thick and heavy on your skin seems like just asking for trouble.

I know there are lots of people who say that wearing (or skipping) foundation has no bearing on the condition of your acne, but personally I noticed a definite correlation between switching from a heavy liquid foundation to a light powder mineral one and an improvement in the condition of my skin.

But since everyone’s skin is different, and your acne triggers could very well be different from my own, this is going to have to be a personal choice. However, there are some universal rules to follow if you want to keep your skin as clear as possible.

For starters, make sure that no matter what brand you prefer, the packaging says it’s non-comedogenic and oil free. That means that it won’t clog your pores, which is a big no-no in the clear complexion world. Also, you’ll want to apply the lightest layer possible to avoid jamming up those delicate follicles.

But perhaps most importantly of all, it’s essential that you wash all of that cosmetic goodness off carefully. Because sleeping in a face full of makeup is a sure way to earn yourself a one way ticket to zitsville.

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One Response

  1. people are stupid

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