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What makeup can cause dryness?

What makeup can cause dryness?

Exfoliants: Makeup that contain exfoliants such as aha (alpha hydroxy acids) or retinols can cause dryness. These should be avoided if you have eczema as they may exacerbate it. ...Read more

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What is the best line of makeup that won't break out skin.?

What is the best line of makeup that won't break out skin.?

Non comedogenic: Makeup will be labels non comedogenic and a product such as bare minerals os well tolerated. Of you are very sensitive patch test to a s, all area first. ...Read more

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Will wearing makeup everyday and exercising with it but washing it off everyday ruin your skin?

Will wearing makeup everyday and exercising with it but washing it off everyday ruin your skin?

The Nacirema: The right kind of makeup (non-comedogenic, non-allergenic, natural tints, etc.) can act as a sunblock & that is good. Best to wash it off right after exercise w/ a gentle soap, pat dry then moisturize if needed. Do you ever have makeup holidays, when you just go w/o it & let the skin breathe & exfoliate normally? Nice idea. Read http://www.sfu.ca/~palys/Miner-1956-BodyRitualAmongTheNacirema.pdf ...Read more

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Will mineral makeup cause your skin to break out?

Yes: Anything which clogs your pores can create acne. Use a mineral make-up that contains natural anti-bacterial. Don't leave makeup on overnight, use an defoliant at night and use a good, inexpensive face wash. Hard to beat cetaphil. ...Read more

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Will wearing face makeup every single day ruin my skin. ?

Will wearing face makeup every single day ruin my skin. ?

It depends: Damage to the skin depends on the type of skin you have, the exposure you have to the elements " especially the sun " and the types and quality of the make up you are using. If you have concerns consult a Dermatologist. In the meantime keep out of the sun, cleanse your face well daily and use quality products. Non allergenic non comedogenic products are usually safe. Good luck and healthy skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it okay to wear makeup over my wounds?

Can you tell me is it okay to wear makeup over my wounds?

No: If the wounds are open then do not apply make-up over or near the wounds. This can aggravate the wounds and potentially impair the healing process. ...Read more

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What is a good makeup to use if you get brakeouts ? Like one that isn't as bad for you or that may help ?

What is a good makeup to use if you get brakeouts ? Like one that isn't as bad for you or that may help ?

No make up: Most chemicals are irritating to inflamed skin. Just wash it thoroughly.......your natural beauty will glow. ...Read more

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What are the effects of makeup applied to skin overtime?

What are the effects of makeup applied to skin overtime?

Effects of makeup: Makeup doesn't have any major negative effects.It could cause a few skin reactions. Most of these reactions aren't severe or long-lasting. Makeup can cause acne. You'll be fine if you're diligent about removing your makeup at the end of the day and immediately after exercise.Certain oils in many cosmetics can cause or worsen acne. Some people experience allergic reactions to cosmetic ingredients ...Read more

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In the next few days and I have to wear really cheap makeup and fake tan on stage. I just know that my skin will break out even more. What can I do?

See a dermatologist: There are good treatments for acne cosmetica (acne caused by make up). You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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