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Ask Dr. Schultz | Skin Care Guides | Does Makeup Really Clog Your Pores?

Does Makeup Really Clog Your Pores?

Many of us are in a constant battle with clogged pores, or at least have dealt with the dreaded skin condition at some point in our lives. Those with oily and acne-prone skin experience clogged pores most frequently. But could makeup be the culprit? Sorry, makeup lovers, in a short answer, yes it can be. Any makeup is capable of clogging your pores, but that doesn't mean you have to stop wearing it altogether. There are steps that you can take to help ensure that your skin does not face the negative effects that they can cause. Dr. Schultz’s guide to avoiding clogged pores includes the makeup you select, the way you apply it, and most importantly, the way you remove it.

Choosing Your Makeup

In order to choose a makeup that won’t clog your pores, it is important to know what makeup fits your skin type best. People who have oily or combination skin should choose makeup similar to the way they choose their skincare products. Makeup labeled as “noncomedogenic” or oil-free, work best for people with naturally oily skin. Staying away from makeup that has oil with help prevent the mixing of excess oil that your glands already produce. Try makeup that is water-based, as it won’t clog your pores they way products with oil will.

Makeup Application

Liquid foundations are more likely to have oil than powder foundations. So if you don’t need full coverage, try switching to a powder foundation to avoid any excess oil entering your pores. Powder foundations are usually made from very small mineral particles, which do not have any oil and are less apt to cause clogs.

General Skin Care

But as always, cleansing and toning your face twice a day is the most important way to refrain from clogged pores. Washing your face using a cleanser that fits your skin type and a toner to remove even the toughest of grime from your skin will help you prevent clogged pores. Remembering to remove your makeup before bed might make the difference in your attempts to prevent clogged pores! If you still see enlarged pores, try using BeautyRx's Dermstick for Pores, which can reduce their appearance. 

To reduce pore size and achieve an overall flawless skin look, cleaning out and preventing clogged pores is key. Try these tips from Dr. Schultz to achieve your best, glowing skin.

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