At some point in their lives, many women will go through a love/hate relationship with makeup. You love the way it can make you feel, but you hate how your skin seems to have to pay the consequences for a glittery night out. If you're noticing breakouts, irritation, or sensitivity despite your best efforts, you might be using makeup that is hurting your face. If you're like me, though, it's not as simple as just cutting makeup out of your routine and calling it a day. For many, myself included, cosmetics can be empowering, transformative, and fun, too. Still, for the sake of your skin, you should consider what makeup mistakes you might be making.
You might already know the beauty basics and feel fairly confident in your cosmetics knowledge, but every person is susceptible to unknowingly committing bad skincare habits. This doesn’t mean you have to throw out all your favorite products and live a makeup-free lifestyle, though. It may sound like a myth, but it is possible to have healthy skin and wear makeup, too. By making some simple changes to your beauty routine, you can avoid causing unnecessary damage to your skin. You also don’t have to break the bank and waste money on expensive products, either. Just check out these makeup items that are actually harming your face and you’ll be on the path to happy, healthy skin.