When a pimple appears and we’ve no choice but to head out the door and show our faces to the world, most women reach for their trusted concealer or foundation and get to work on covering up that sucker. But is it possible that by covering up your blemishes or acne with heavier duty products you’re actually making your acne worse in the long run? The short answer: yes.
First things first, with any sort of makeup application you always want to be sure that you are using clean hands and clean tools. Bacteria can spread easily through whatever is touching your face and so keeping your brushes and sponges neat and clean can help to keep your skin clean as well. Secondly, the type of makeup that you apply is also important in keeping your face clear. Thicker oily petroleum based formulas can settle into and clog pores throughout the day which can lead to infected pores and zits. Other ingredients known to cause blemishes are Wheat Germ Oil, Algae Extract, Carrageenans, Red Algae, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Hexadecyl Alcohol, and Laureth. So keep an eye out for any of those and avoid them like the plague! There are so many makeup brands these days that create formulas without these products, so go ahead and find one that works for you. Often women with acne and frequent breakouts tend to have oilier skin, and many find that a powder based formula works better on their face. Powder foundations and concealers can also provide a less clogging coverage when applied sparingly.
However, even by following all of these tips, there might still be cases where acne just continues to develop. For those sufferers there is now a simple solution: DermCheck App. Recently released on the App Store, DermCheck App allows users to have a virtual consultation with a certified dermatologist, right from their phone, anywhere and anytime. All it takes is a click to download and get your skin cleared right up!