The quality and ingredients of the cosmetic product you use can affect health of your skin. But more than that, HOW you apply your makeup also matter.
Regardless of the product or brand of cosmetic you use, follow these tips when applying a makeup to avoid breakouts.
Do: Gently tap on the primer with your bare hands and apply the product on your face using a feather-light touch.
Don’t: Massage the primer in order to avoid irritation.
Do: Use bare hands with a feather-light touch when applying sheer or light coverage foundation. If applying powder or mineral foundation, brush the product on your skin very lightly for only a few seconds
Don’t: Use sponges or other applicators as this can cause skin irritation. Also, avoid fragranced foundation, and don’t wear full or heavy coverage foundation all day.
Do: Apply as gently and quickly as you can using clean, dry powder puff.
Don’t: Take the application longer than a few seconds.
Do: Apply concealer lightly with your bare hands.
Don’t: Use heavy and greasy concealers.
Do: Use powder blush and brush it on you check for only a few seconds using a feather-light touch.
Don’t: Use liquid blush as this can be greasy and will worsen the condition of your skin.
Do: Apply bronzer gently and quickly using a brush.
Don’t: Use bronzer that cause your skin to itch. Bizmuth oxychloride, an ingredient common in many bronzer products, is said to promote itch and cause skin irritation. Get yourself a bronzer that doesn’t contain this chemical.
Do: Use your bare hands to apply tinted moisturizer. Apply as gently as possible.
Don’t: Apply tinted moisturizer on top of another moisturizer. Use tinted moisturizer alone.
Makeup isn’t really a good thing for acne-prone skin, but that’s not to say you should just avoid it completely. The key is finding the right products for your skin and knowing how to apply makeup correctly.