Here's Why Your Makeup Is Causing Acne Breakouts

Here's Why Your Makeup Is Causing Acne Breakouts

Makeup is designed to enhance your appearance, not make it worse. So what do you do when the camouflage itself is causing the breakouts you want to cover up? Do you just continue to cover it with makeup and create more pimples? We have a better solution.

Some cosmetics are formulated with ingredients that promote acne, but your breakouts may also be caused by the way you are applying it. Here are some possible reasons you have acne from your makeup and ways you can avoid this compounding issue.

Your Makeup is Clogging Your Pores

Pores are responsible for releasing oil and sweat from the skin. When they are covered by occlusive makeup oil, bacteria, and dead skin gets trapped in them, leading to acne breakouts. 

In order to choose makeup that won't clog your pores, look for the term 'non-comedogenic'. Use primers and moisturizers that are noncomedogenic as well and formulated specifically for the face. 

Oxygenetix breathable technology allows your skin to function properly unlike other cosmetic formulas that clog your pores. Start with Hydro-Matrix to hydrate and prime your skin for your foundation. If you have acne prone skin you will benefit greatly from Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation. With 2% Salicylic Acid this revolutionary foundation combats acne causing bacteria while concealing pimples and redness.

Your Makeup is Irritating Your Skin

If you have a sensitivity to an ingredient in the makeup you're wearing this may lead to inflammation causing breakouts. If you suspect this may be the case, look for makeup that is 'hypoallergenic', meaning it is clinically proven to be safe for sensitive skin and contains gentle ingredients. 

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation was originally formulated to be applied on extremely compromised skin post-procedure. All Oxygenetix products are physician recommended so take confidence using the gentle and safe formulas.

You Wear too Much Powder

Powders are widely known to be occlusive, especially if you are caking it on. Those with oily prone skin tend to overcompensate with powder, which only makes things worse in the long run. Your skin won't be able to breathe, and may start producing even more oil.

You're Not Using Clean Applicators

Keeping your makeup brushes and sponges clean is very important for preventing acne since dirty applicators will transfer acne causing bacteria around your face. Read our blog segment on keeping your makeup kit clean for best practices:

The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Kit Sanitation:

Part 1 - The Makeup

Part 2 - The Tools

Part 3 - Your Face

You Use Your Fingers to Apply Your Foundation

Not only does using your fingers to apply foundation take a lot longer, it can also promote acne breakouts. Even if you have freshly cleaned hands, the oils from your fingers can transfer to your skin. Instead, use a clean sponge or foundation brush to apply your makeup.

Change the way you think about makeup with Oxygenetix cosmeceuticals. For a makeup application that treats acne instead of causes it, get your Oxygenetix Oxygenating or Acne Control Foundation today!


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