Oily skin and acne can seriously damage self-confidence. If you’re suffering and trying to mask those imperfections, you need to be careful of the comodegenic makeup ingredients that can make acne worse. For this reason, here are some known ingredients to avoid in your makeup and skin care due to their tendency to cause clogged pores, which could complicate your troubles.
One of the top skin offenders is acetylated lanolin, though you may find it listed on labels in quite a few different forms such as hydrogenated lanolin, hydroxylated lanolin or acetylated lanolin alcohol among other forms of it as well as PEG 16 lanolin or any forms of ingredients that say PEG as part of it. This is the oily substance from sheep’s wool that is highly comodegenic, but gives a moisturizing feel to the product.
Alcohol is another of the ingredients that can give troubled skin difficulty. The reason it can do a number on skin is later it dries locking in the other makeup ingredients that are deeper in pores. If your complexion is already experiencing issues, the alcohol doesn’t allow the skin to breathe with the potential of more breakouts.
Mineral oil and other ingredients derived from petroleum like diethanolamine, ethanolamine, parafin wax and anything with butanol or propyl attached to the ingredient is not your best choice. This type of ingredient has a tendency to serve like a varnish over the pores from how well it seals in toxins such as bacteria, sweat, sebum, grime, and dead cells. What it does is to trap what is beneath the skin instead of allowing the pores to purge those impurities out.
Silicones are extremely fine sand-based particles that give products that slick feel and softness. The only problem is that their microscopic size makes them tougher to completely remove despite your best efforts. You may use soap and water or a foaming facial cleanser that rinses off to feel clean, but you only will remove some of what is on the surface, not lurking more deeply as your skin needs. Instead, remove that type of product with an oil-based cleanser and weekly exfoliation.
If you notice that you typically break out in the cheek area, then the coloring agents used in that makeup could be the cause. Dyes, in particular, D & C Reds are common in blush products. The most horrific ones that can make acne worse are D & C Red Number 27 and Number 40.
How many times have you used concealer to hide a blemish or mark that it left behind? However, many concealers use algae extract, which can complicate acne problems. Algae extract is a powerhouse with all its anti-aging nutrients, but it can clog those overactive, congested pores. In addition, it has plenty of iodides that can further irritate your complexion. If your skin is currently afflicted, just check your concealer for that ingredient and wait to reuse until your skin clears up.
These are just six comodegenic makeup ingredients that can make acne worse. Now that you are acquainted with them, you might want to rethink your makeup at least until your complexion clears up.
You also might find it helpful to read my earlier post on acne home remedies.