Cosmetics and Acne

Woman applying treatment to skin

If you wear makeup to conceal acne breakouts and scarring, it’s possible your stopgap solution is part of the problem.

For decades, dermatologists and cosmetologists alike have debated the effects of cosmetics on the skin, particularly in acne sufferers. Makeup has often been branded an “acne Catch-22” you want something to cover the bumps and redness, but you’re told it may actually be causing your acne. Fortunately, this is only partly true. To understand how to approach the make-up issue, we should start with a discussion of cosmetic acne. … This article has been updated and moved to the NEW Holistic Health & Living.

 

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