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With our social lives no longer on hold, it was inevitable that most would go back to wearing makeup every day again. While the days of not having to spend time applying and then taking off our makeup for days on end was fun, not to mention time-saving, there is something nice about putting it on. However, although it’s nice to be back in a bit of a routine and not just slapping some makeup on for the od zoom call, makeup does have an impact on your skin.

Clogged Pores

Your body naturally secretes oil to nourish your skin. However, if this oil gets trapped in the skin, it can clog pores causes pimples and acne. If the problem persists, it can lead to scarring.

Dry or Oily Skin

It’s essential to find and use makeup that is suitable for your skin type. If you frequently use makeup that’s not designed for your skin type, it can cause extreme dryness or oiliness. Spending time researching and finding the right products for you are worth all the effort.

Eye Infections

You probably know by now that the area around your eyes and your eyelid is incredibly delicate, and the skin is fragile. Unfortunately, this is an area where it is common to apply a range of makeup. Any irritant, including cosmetics, can harm your eyes and potentially lead to infection. Try to use products free from chemicals and reduce the length of time the makeup is applied.

Irritated Skin

Like dryness or oiliness, ensuring you pick out the right makeup could save you from adverse reactions. Some people may have allergic reactions, redness or irritation from wearing makeup for prolonged periods. Equally, those that suffer from eczema or psoriasis could find that wearing makeup makes the conditions worse.


Finally, the combination of clogged pores, irritated skin and potential dryness can be a ticking time bomb when it comes to ageing your skin, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Also, it’s worth checking the UVA/UVB protection of your makeup and then applying suncream to ensure your skin is protected from the suns harmful rays.


  • Don’t wear makeup during a workout. It stops your skin from breathing and can cause breakouts, wrinkles and irritation.
  • Remove makeup every evening. If left on, it clogs pores and means your skin can’t renew itself, something that your body likes to do at night. Remove everything thoroughly and wash your face gently with a cleanser.
  • Clean your brushes. You should wash your brushes and anything else you use to apply makeup regularly to prevent harmful bacteria from building up.

There you have it. We’re not going to suggest you don’t wear makeup ever again; after all, it can be a great way to boost confidence and hide those blemishes, but maybe it’s worth trying to have a day or two off now and then.


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