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Many of us think that wearing foundation everyday will clog facial pores and result in zits and acne. Also, we are under the illusion makeup foundation would suffocate our skin and wouldn’t allow it to breathe. So, is it bad to wear foundation everyday? Not at all. Makeup industry has evolved a lot and there are less and less of harmful ingredients used in makeup. The ingredients are far different than they were before and most of them are dermatologist tested and allergy free. So, as long as you choose a good quality foundation from a reputed brand, there is nothing wrong in wearing foundation on a daily basis. In fact, some foundations now come with ceramides and serums which could even improve your skin’s health.
1. Foundation Doesn’t Clog or Suffocate Skin: Foundation makeup comes in many forms – liquid, creamy, powder, mineral and in a variety of formulations such as – oil free, for sensitive skin, for acne-prone skin, for dry skin, etc. So, if you choose the right foundation taking into consideration your skin type, it wouldn’t harm your skin in any way. Also, foundation doesn’t make your skin suffocate or prevent it from breathing if you pick water-based foundations.
2. Foundation Forms a Protective Barrier on your Skin: Nowadays, all makeup foundations have a certain amount of SPF in them, and they would add an extra layer of protection against UVA/UVB rays. Please do remember that UV rays are the major cause of a host of skin issues like premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and early onset of wrinkles and fine lines, so anything with SPF factor in it should be your friend. Apart from using a good dedicated sunscreen, pick products with SPF in them for added protection, a foundation with SPF would be an added bonus. Note: Foundation IS NOT a substitute for wearing a sunscreen or your daily moisturizer but just an addition to it.
You just need to understand your skin type whether it is oily, dry or a combination skin type and based on that opt for a foundation which is meant for the type of your skin respectively. Choosing the right foundation is going to work in favour of your skin and will not land you up with affecting your skin in a negative way.
So, to conclude, wearing foundation every day is NOT bad for your skin, especially when you use the right products and pick it from a reputed brand. However, wearing foundation or any kind of makeup to bed would prove to be extremely harmful for your skin. Double cleanse your face with cleansing oil and then face wash to remove every bit of makeup before you hit the bed to wake up with fresh skin in the morning.