There are several surprising cosmetic culprits that may be clogging your skin. Usually women have had experience with their moisturizers and foundations, and even their compressed powder, being the clogging culprits but it just doesn’t stop there.
Most of us have experienced the sudden effects of cosmetics that may be clogging your skin. Suddenly we are sporting blackheads or whiteheads that are in new places, like cheeks and areas, other than the t-zone. Then, looking even more closely, we notice a few in the t-zone as well. This will happen when one of the products we are using contains an oil, or other ingredient, that is blocking and clogging our pores.
Foundations and moisturizers
Foundations and moisturizers are the most common offenders if you discover your cosmetics are clogging your skin. More often than not, these daily use cosmetics have mineral oils or other oils and ingredients that will clog.
If the breakout is fairly new and you’ve just bought a new cosmetic this will be a pretty good indication of which cosmetic product is the offender. If you don’t have the packaging to check, discontinue use.
Powder blushers and bronzers
Powder blushes and bronzers are dry textured so no one really suspects that they could be cosmetics that may be clogging your skin. Creams are the usual culprits and cream based blushes are obvious offenders. However, don’t disregard the dry powders because they, too can contain hidden oils etc. that will clog.
If you suspect your blusher or your bronzer is clogging your skin then discontinue use. The packaging is probably already discarded, but if it isn’t-check the sell points. If “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic ” are not on the label anywhere, there’s a good chance that particular cosmetic contains the offending oil, etc.
“Non-comedogenic” means does not form comedones which are black or white heads.
Eyebrow pencils and makeup
Not many of us would even dream that their innocent looking eyebrow pencil and/or powdered eyebrow makeup would contain any oil clogging ingredients. But this does happen,especially if the wearer has particularly oily or sensitive skin.
This problem is fairly easy to target, however. They eyebrow area is not a common place for breakouts.
Today there are so many oil-free sunscreens on the market that you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that will not clog your skin. However, you may have bought one for facial use that is doing precisely that, because you didn’t check the label. Sunscreens have been common offenders for breakouts and clogging in the past. Several of them, specifically made for facial use, have neglected to remove any clogging oil from their ingredients.
Buy only oil-free or guaranteed non-comedogenic cosmetic products in the future. This will stop the break outs from cosmetics that may be clogging your skin. Even though a general rule is that the cheaper the cosmetic, the greater the chance for poor grade ingredients, still, many high-priced cosmetics may contain ingredients that could clog.
Always check the label or ask a cosmetician to be sure.