20th Sep 2013
Friday // 12pm // 10 months ago
A common misconception about makeup is that its bad for your skin.
This isn’t true at all. Makeup is topical and can easily be washed away. To the contrary, makeup can actually be GOOD for your skin.
When a person breaks out from wearing makeup, it is basically an allergic reaction to the chemical compound of that particular makeup brand. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t wear makeup. You may have to try a few different makeup brands before you find the one that works for you. But proof is in the pudding right? Well here’s a picture of me, no makeup, no filter…raw image no edit. I am a makeup artist…I wear makeup nearly every day and I wash it off every night before I go to bed. You can’t even see my pores! Genetics? Maybe but then that alone proves my point. If makeup was bad for your skin, genetics wouldn’t stop me from breaking out from an allergic reaction.
Some also say makeup causes wrinkles and stress on the skin. Actually the way we apply makeup and remove makeup is what causes wrinkles and stress on our skin. Remember to always apply makeup with a foundation brush or sponge. Its okay to use our fingers but we tend to pull more tauntly when using our fingers than we would by using a sponge or brush. Also, always apply your makeup brushing away from your face working out. This allows for a smooth application without moving your skin around too much. The same method should be used when washing our face and removing makeup.
Makeup remover wipes are good for a quick rush but I do not recommend them because it allows for too much pulling on the skin. Also, we may wipe too roughly and scratch at the surface. I strongly recommend using a makeup remover or olive oil to remove your makeup. Always wash off your makeup every night before going to bed. Bacteria can dwell in mascara and you can easily get a sty infection from bad hygiene.
I personally use Maybelline New York's FitMe foundation in Soft Honey for my every day #makeup use. I have been applying this foundation for a few months now and I still find my natural skin smooth, clean, and wrinkle free. I am in my 30s and I am always told I look in my young 20s, even when I’m makeup free.
Stay away from cigarettes, tanning, and drink plenty of water. But when staying cautious of our skin, you do not have to stay away from makeup
xoxo The LipStick Fairy