For a makeup primer that creates a flawless makeup look while also having some skin conditioning benefits, look no further than Squalane Oil. The right facial serum or facial oil can also be used as an under makeup primer. To get the best results from using a facial oil as a makeup primer, here’s what you do:
How to Maintain Healthy Skin under Makeup
Now that you know the most effective way to use an oil as a primer before putting on your makeup, we’d like to provide you with a few extra tips to keep beautiful skin under your makeup application.
- Remove Your Makeup the Right Way. When you’re ready to remove your makeup, you want to do so carefully to avoid irritating your skin.
- Clean Your Makeup Brushes. It’s very important to clean your makeup brushes once a week with a gentle cleanser, just like the one you’d use to wash off your makeup. Makeup brushes come into contact with bacteria, dead skin cells, acne and environmental pollutants that collect on your skin during the day. No matter how fresh and clean your skin might look, there could be bacteria lingering on your brushes that you can’t see.
- Don’t Share Makeup. No matter how much you might love your friends, it’s best that you not share makeup with them. Doing so will limit the spread of bacteria between both your makeup brushes and the makeup itself, and any potential breakouts they may cause to your skin.
Don’t Sleep With Makeup On. We get it. Sometimes removing your makeup at night can be a pain, especially if you’ve had a long day at work or you’ve partied late into the evening. As inconvenient as it may be, it’s important to go to sleep with a clean face every night.
Most people sleep with one side of their face pressed against a pillow, which leaves makeup both on your pillowcase and can clog your pores. This can eventually lead to microcomedone formation, which attracts bacteria to the skin and increases the likelihood of developing breakouts and acne.
When you sleep with makeup on, you are leaving dirt and bacteria to sit on the skin, which can clog pores and doesn’t allow skin to to “breathe” If you’re sleeping in your makeup, you aren’t getting the benefits from your skin care products. To get the most benefit from your serums and moisturizer, always wash your makeup off before using them.
Know When To Throw Away Old Makeup. Have you ever found makeup products you forgot you had in your makeup drawer? It can be a nice surprise to find that you have more makeup than you realized, but remember that cosmetic ingredients don’t last forever. Old makeup loses its quality over time, which means old products may not go on as smoothly or work as well when new. Even worse, when makeup ingredients start to go bad, they can cause irritation or even infection.
To avoid damaging your skin with old makeup, first look to see if there is an expiration date on the container. Since the US doesn’t require cosmetics to show an expiration date, some products won’t have one. However, you can write a recommended expiration date yourself with a permanent marker when you first open the product to keep track of when it will expire. Women’s Health Magazine recommends replacing liquid and powder foundation every 12 months, eye shadow every six to 12 months, mascara every three months, and lipstick every 18 months.
DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.