Most people have experienced a break out at one point or another. The red bumps everywhere, the urge to pick at them until they become scabs, and eventually the frustration of trying to cover it up with makeup. Unfortunately, this usually continues in an endless cycle. The more that you break out, the more makeup you apply, which in turn keeps you breaking out.
In order to break the cycle and take control of your skin, you need to get to the bottom of the problem first. Here are some of the things that you may be doing wrong and what you can do to reveal your gorgeous skin.
Using Poor Quality Makeup
Using brands which are full of harmful chemicals is a fast track way to get your skin irritated. Your skin is ultimately a product of how you treat it. If you cover it full of subpar ingredients, you’ll get subpar results.
This isn’t to say that you necessarily have to go out and buy professional makeup materials in order to look great. However, you should definitely be reading the ingredients before you put anything on your face.
Try looking at online reviews to get the best idea of what product will work best for you and your skin type.
Not Washing Your Hands First
Many people make the mistake of failing to wash all of the grime off their hands which they’ve accumulated throughout the day. Every time that you touch a doorknob or put your hand on a railing you are picking up germs, dust, oil, and all sorts of other things that you don’t want on your skin.
Before you apply your makeup, you should make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly. This will ensure that you aren’t getting unwanted substances into your pores which are to blame for those pesky breakouts.
Failing to Wash Your Tools
It’s not just your hands that you should wash frequently. Your brushes and sponges start to pick up all of the makeup and dirt that you put on it every day. You should make sure that you wash them frequently, otherwise, you’re putting a recipe for breakouts all over your skin.
Washing your tools can easily be integrated into your weekly routine. Simply wash them with a sudsy mild soap and let them air dry.
Using Heavy Moisturizer
Depending on your skin type, you may want to avoid heavy moisturizers. If your skin is already quite oily and you’re using an extra moisturizing formula, you’ll be adding more grease to your skin in addition to the foundation.
Try switching to a lighter moisturizer in the event of a breakout. This may be an immediate solution.