6 Makeup Mistakes To Avoid

You do all the right things to take care of your skin, but it still doesn’t seem to be helping! From increased breakouts to irritation to dark spots and blemishes, your skin woes might not be entirely related to your skincare routine at all but might have plenty to do with your makeup routine.

It happens to the best of us- some days, we’re outstanding about taking care of our skin, and others take a lot more effort. If you notice increased breakouts, exacerbated dryness or other signs of irritated skin, it might be due to one of these common makeup mistakes: –

Exercising in Makeup

Essentially, makeup covers the skin’s surface and your pores. While working out, you sweat and produce lots of oil which clogs your pores. All this, combined with the makeup on your face, can result in breakouts and acne flare-ups.

Using expired Products

All makeup products have an expiration date. Some have a short life span than others. Always ensure you constantly check the expiration dates on all your makeup products to avoid damaging your skin in the long run.

Wearing Makeup To Bed

Our skin regenerates overnight. Therefore, sleeping in makeup interferes with this natural process of shedding or exfoliation. Long-term wearing makeup to bed can result in clogged pores, acne flare-ups, and collagen degradation.

Not Properly Cleaning Your Makeup Tools

Dirty or not correctly cleaning makeup tools is the habitat for dirt, germs, and bacteria. Using such makeup tools on your face can clog your pores and even cause your skin to break out.

Skipping an SPF Moisturizer

Most people skip their sunscreen and go in with a primer after moisturizing. Consider investing in an SPF moisturizer, which is better than no SPF at all. Moisturizer with an SPF will ensure that you stay protected from UV rays throughout the day.

Applying Makeup On Dry Skin

Prepping your skin before makeup application ensure that your makeup is flawless all day. Therefore, applying makeup on dry skin can lead to clogged pores and skin breakouts.

“Hi. My name is Wambui.” I’m a Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Content Creator. I love all things beauty, and I enjoy writing them down now.