ARE YOUR MAKE UP TOOLS CAUSING YOUR BREAKOUTS?🤔
There are so many beauty tools out there to help us apply our makeup and give us a flawless finish, but could the tools we use be affecting the appearance of our skin? ⚡️Make-up Sponges: Makeup sponges make it easy to blend our makeup and apply face powders but they are pools for bacteria! Makeup and water can build up inside of make up sponges. Even mold can accumulate inside of the sponge without us knowing. The bacteria from makeup sponges can cause breakouts. ⚡️Oval Make-up Brush: These brushes are super dense with tons of bristles. While they make applying foundation and other creamy makeup easy dirt and makeup can get stuck inside the bristles and can be very hard to clean. This can cause build up of bacteria in the brush which can cause breakouts ⚡️Traditional Make-up Brush: A regular make up brush are not exempt from bacteria but because they are much less dense they are easier to clean. For foundation and concealer brushes we should be washing them a minimum of once a week and eyeshadow and eyeliner brushes should be cleaned at least twice a month to avoid build up and the accumulation of bacteria. ⚡️Silicone Blenders: These blenders are not porous so you maximize whatever product you are applying with it. It has a slick surface so it is easy to clean with soap and water or a makeup wipe. You don’t have to worry about bacteria getting inside of this beauty tool and causing breakouts. ⚡️How to clean brushes: 1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. 2. Place a drop of your cleanser of choice into the palm of your clean hand. 3. Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm. 4. Rinse the bristles thoroughly. 5. Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel. 6. Re-form the brush head back into its original shape. 7. Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of the counter which allows it to dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel — the bristles can turn mildewy. ⚡️How to clean make-up sponges: There are so many ways to wash a make-up sponge. You can throw it in the washing machine and wash with soap and water but the way I feel like I get the best clean is in the microwave to zap away bacteria. 1. Make soap and water mixture in microwave safe cup 2. Fully submerge sponge into mixture 3. Heat in microwave for about a minute 4. Rinse under clean water and squeeze out remnants of makeup 5. Let air dry Verdict: I think silicone blenders are the best for your skin and the most sanitary of the beauty tools but if you prefer other tools just make sure you clean them frequently and properly to avoid skin irritation and breakouts.
Skincare for acne
Clean makeup sponges
Silicone makeup applicators
Let’s clean our brushes 🖌✨
So another cause of acne is using dirty tools 🤢 I find myself cleaning my brushes at least 3 times a week (if I did my makeup all week). I found myself wasting time cleaning my brushes with my hands (yeah it took a long time) so I ordered a brush cleaning mat from amazon for $6.99! (I’m cheap). I used e.l.f. - Brush Shampoo & Dial Antibacterial soap. (I’ve also used Dawn Dish Soap). The mat has various patterns on it which I found to be useful for different brushes. The bottom small dots were best for my eye brushes, the bigger lines in the middle were great for my face brushes (foundation), the swirls and stars in the upper corner were great for my powder brushes (blush & powder setting). Currently $4.98 👇🏽 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2CNXDF/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_i_xLfrFbNYAV5J2
HELP! Makeup for large/oily pores anyone?
My pores are so huge! My makeup sinks into them and when I get oily it’s especially worse. Here is what i currently use: Too Faced - Peach Perfect Dynamic Duo Set -I don’t have the set but I used the primer. Not sure if it’s working REVOLUTION banana powder -it’s seems to keep my skin from oil but not for extended periods of time. Too Faced - Born This Way Natural Finish Foundation I love this foundation it’s the only one that matches my skin tone perfectly. I just need products that will support it and make it last. URBAN DECAY - De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray This is amazing but I feel like it doesn’t hold as well! I feel like maybe my makeup routine is off or I’m not using products correctly to maximize wear time.
Too Faced-Born This Way Natural Finish Foundation
Accutane Update — with makeup
Hi!! I know I posted an update around 3 days ago, but my skin has already changed from then! I was feeling really discouraged, but everything has gotten so much more flat and feels a lot more smooth. This could partially be from me stopping Lo Loestrin-Fe which absolutely destroyed my skin 😩, but I’m finally seeing some results from my Accutane. This is what my skin looks like with NYX - Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil and MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer . I love this combination because it still looks natural and doesn’t feel heavy, and I know there’s still some redness peeking through, but I’m fine with that. I can’t cover everything flawlessly, but that’s life with acne!
NYX-Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
A fun way to push my skill limit. I used my friends pallet that I am promoting and my own personal lashes to create this look. If either product catches your eye fee free to reach out!
no foundation, no problem!
🌊 this new concealer from the sephora collection is my new favorite friend. I’m really lazy and dont often wear foundation, so i normally use concealer to cover up any acne or dark spots. [and yes, i have a lot of scarring and used to have pretty awful acne] 🌊 ENTER: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid 🌊 it’s full and blendable coverage, less than $15, comes in a decent variety of shades and it has acne’s worst enemy: salicylic acid. 🌊 This is some acne friendly makeup I highly recommend! My skin looks even and im pretty darn happy.
SEPHORA COLLECTION-Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid
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