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Is Your Makeup Contributing to Your Acne?

Jul 10, 2008
What you're doing to hide your acne could actually be making the problem worse. There has been much discussion from dermatologists and cosmetologists about whether cosmetics have an adverse effect on skin, and particularly for those who have acne.

For those people who suffer from acne, applying make-up has been referred to a "catch 22" situation. They may want to conceal the reddishness that acne causes, but as a result, they may be letting the acne to persist. Before you start the journey to comprehend the topic related to make-up, you should begin with a discussion on "cosmetic acne".

The medical name of this makeup-activated acne is Acne cosmetica. It is generally mild, and it is fairly common. Just about anybody can suffer from it, even people who are not susceptible to regular acne. That is because it is caused by the products you put on your skin rather than what happens underneath the skin.

Acne cosmetica is characterized by little bumps on the cheek, forehead, or face that look like a rash. It normally develops over a short period of time. Acne cosmetica can, however, last for a long time.

There is a possibility that you may have experienced or is currently experiencing these symptoms in case you have started applying a new skincare product. If you find that the new product is the cause for your acne, stop using it for a few days and see if your acne clears up.

It is important to note that studies have shown that make-up is not the cause of true acne. However, it can aggravate the condition. It is advised that one is aware of the common topical triggers in both forms of acne.

Anybody who wears makeup knows that it tends to disappear throughout the day. Have you ever wondered where it goes? Clothing and hands can make some of it rub off. It can also move across your face and settle into pores, like rain falling into a puddle.

Some make-ups contain the ingredients that are considered to be comedogenic or substances known to clog pores. Even though these cosmeticas may not cause the true plugging of the follicle, they may induce follicular irritation; thus resulting in the small, persistent bumps known as "cosmetic acne".
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