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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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Does wearing makeup on a daily basis for many years age one faster?

Does wearing makeup on a daily basis for many years age one faster?

Unclear & largely: unknown. There are too many variables. While damage is more likely, they may be also some protective effects. Yet who is going to do and pay for the fantastic complexity involved in doing prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials on a large enough group of individuals over many, many years to find out? ...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