If you have struggled with acne for any period in your life, you probably understand how difficult it is to find a makeup that will not cause you some breakouts. This article provides advice on how to choose safe makeup products and avoid these ingredients that contribute to new breakouts.
Last post, we talked about my frustrating foray into natural makeups.
I have learned that in pursuit of clear skin, it is definitely worth avoiding some of the very chemically derived ingredients in typical makeups.
But then most of the natural ones seem to contain coconut oil, which is rather comedogenic. And this has me stumped now.
But anyway… let’s talk about which chemicals and comedogenic ingredients you definitely want to avoid in your makeup, and why.
First of all, let’s quickly talk about a few key terms before we move forward, so you can understand what these chemical ingredients do to the skin.
When your skin is healthy, it will lift dead skin cells up and out through the pore (in other words, exfoliating itself and making new skin and collagen).
However, many chemical products will dehydrate your skin (ie. not enough water in the skin layers). When your skin is dehydrated, it will start to trap the dead skin cells and the chemical junk in makeups and other skin care products inside your pores.