Stay All Day Makeup

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Stay All Day MakeupMakeup can be fun to experiment with, but too often it just ends up aggravating the skin and causing acne and possibly even blackheads. To make matters worse, some makeup just won’t stay put so you end up applying additional layers of it throughout the day, which can also clog pores. There certainly are times when cosmetics can legitimately be blamed for these breakouts, but oftentimes breakouts can be due to improper cleansing of the skin.

Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that your makeup looks fresh all day long while ensuring that your skin remains clean and acne-free. To begin with, think of your face as a blank canvas. A good artist will take the time to prep a canvas for their masterpiece, and your face is just that: a masterpiece!

To prep your face, begin by cleansing regularly with an exfoliating cleanser – if you are acne-prone try an exfoliating acne cleanser. An exfoliating cleanser with glycolic acid such as DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge is perfect because it will help keep your pores clean and skin smooth and acne-free. It will also provide you with long-term anti-aging benefits.

Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed, apply the appropriate toner for your skin type and follow with moisturizer. Be sure to apply your moisturizer while your skin is still damp from the toner, because this will ensure that your skin is adequately hydrated and moisturized.

Once your moisturizer has been completely absorbed, apply a primer. Primers are essential to a regular beauty routine – they sit on top of the skin and provide a sleek, smooth surface for the rest of your makeup to rest on. If you have oily skin, choose a primer that is oil-free to prevent future breakouts. For those that deal with especially oily skin or excessive facial sweating, you may want to consider using MED e TATE sweat control towelettes prior to applying a primer. MED e TATE is not just for underarms; many people that deal with excessive sweating and wetness (also referred to as hyperhidrosis) use it on their face, feet and palms to keep sweat at bay.

Once skin is prepped and dry, apply your makeup and go about your day – you will be amazed at how well it stays put!

By the end of the day your makeup should still look fantastic, but no matter how beautiful it looks you should always wash it off completely before going to bed. Think about it: your makeup has been mingling all day with sweat, dead skin and outside environmental aggressors such as pollution – your skin has gone through quite a bit. Dedicate a few extra minutes to a regular beauty routine and wash everything off completely. Your skin will thank you with fewer breakouts!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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