What Is Your Make-up Doing to Your Skin?: Choosing the Best Cosmetics

by Trudi Schreiber

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There has been much discussion of potentially harmful chemicals in common, store-bought makeup in the past couple of years. Lead in lipstick and mercury in mascara have raised major red flags amongst medical professionals and cosmetic buyers. These ingredients are undoubtedly dangerous to the body, and should be avoided by purchasing cosmetics free of such heavy metals. There are, actually, many cosmetics that will be helpful to your skin. It all comes down to selecting the best combination of makeup for your skin type.

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to cosmetics. Depending on your particular skin, a cosmetic item that seems to bother your skin might be just the ticket for someone else. When you “put on your face” in the morning, are you conscious of your cosmetic choices? If you’ve noticed excessive drying of your face, increased pimples, or extreme oiliness, your makeup could be making it worse, and there’s probably an alternative cosmetic choice that will help eliminate the problem, rather than just cover it up.

If you’re prone to pimples or adult acne, a powder-based foundation may help alleviate the problem. If you have dry skin, you’ll probably find that makeup with built-in moisturizers can help your face look supple and healthy all day long. You’ll want to avoid foundations with zine oxide, which tends to be a drying agent, and would be more suitable to women with oily skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may find that many kinds of makeup make your face itchy. A wide range of hypoallergenic products are available for those who have skin allergies.

Does your makeup have SPF? If you skip the sunscreen because it makes your face shiny, clogs your pores, or messes up the look of your makeup, you can be doing your skin a great big favor by using cosmetics that include UVA/UVB protection. If you’re not using SPF makeup, you’re not protecting your face against wrinkles or skin cancer.

For a better understanding of the cosmetics that will best enhance your skin, and how to avoid those that are harming it, schedule a consultation with a certified skin care specialist today. Your specialist will help you address any skin problems you’ve been experiencing, and can help you learn the best ways to defy aging skin, rejuvenate your face, and prevent potential future skin issues.

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