All our make-up lovers relish swiping on lipstick and piling on the mascara which is quite therapeutic. This daily form of artistic expression and a creative way is to represent ourselves and enhance certain features. But wearing make-up all the time is not always a good idea.
Avoiding the moral perspective about make-up being good or bad, thinking over it sometimes, it can be really bad for our skin. So, we suggest keeping a cleanser and some cotton handy, as you read the following list of things you should never do while wearing make-up.
If you’re attacking dust-bunnies with a face of makeup on, you need to re-evaluate what is making you do such things.
Your skin is exposed to dust, dirt and particulate pollution when you’re cleaning,
so it is best to shield your skin as much as possible, with masks if needed.
Wearing make-up and cleaning increases the layer of products on your skin,
making skin vulnerable to a cocktail of acne-causing dirt. For your skin,
make-up is more foreign matter, just like a comedogenic irritant like dust. It
sits in the pores and causes pimples. To mix the two together is a recipe for
disaster unless you have an industrial-strength primer on.
Go to the gym
It doesn’t make sense to wear make-up
while exercising because you’re likely to sweat it off (unless you’re okay with
wearing waterproof, smudge-proof make-up every time you work out). But it is
also bad for your health because sweat plus make-up leads to a breakout from
hell. Exercise makes your skin warm, softening sebum and make-up, blending them
together into your dilated pores.
Go on long fights
You can wear loads of make-up on short
flights. But for the longer ones involving the slightest hint of a nap, you
need to avoid make-up for the same reason you shouldn’t sleep with make-up on.
Additionally, you should also skip make-up because airplane cabins suck every last trace of moisture from your skin, leaving it dehydrated. Use the time on
flight to pamper your skin, instead, using sheet masks, hydrating essences,
mists and nutritious skin toners on clean skin — applying these on top of
make-up is not only useless but also bad for your skin.