The cosmetic industry is booming, and the use of social media marketing from celebrities, beauty gurus and influential social media personalities featuring makeup products contributes significantly. More and more people are dabbling in makeup and the reasons vary; to create a selfie-ready look, to look more professional in their job, to feel more confident in their skin, or to experiment with their creativity.
As you pile on your favourite foundation and concealer, product overload can potentially leave your skin irritated and clogged. On top of this, the humid weather in Singapore can easily make you sweat and perspire. The combination of sweat, dirt and makeup could be damaging for the skin and eventually lead to unwanted breakouts.
Find out how you can care for your skin after a long day of wearing makeup.
Remove makeup diligently
Sleeping with your face makeup on can cause a host of problems such as pimple breakouts, dull and dry complexion and inflammations. If you already have acne, this can also cause a setback to your efforts in cystic acne treatments. While wearing makeup, dead skin cells and dirt gets trapped and remain on the face until you remove it at the end of the day. This also leaves the pores susceptible to being clogged and lead to inflammation that will result in pimples. Some ingredients in makeup products can also be irritants on your skin, which might affect your skin badly if left on longer or overnight.
To prevent your skin condition from worsening, remove your makeup and clean your face at the end of the day. Massage a cleansing oil into your face. It loosens the makeup and removes the impurities without drying your skin, retaining its typical moisture level. You can also soak a cotton pad in micellar water gently wipe across your skin, great as a highly sensitive alternative. Continue your cleansing step with your choice of cleanser (foaming, cream, milk, gel) and rinse to make sure no residue is left on your skin.
Detox your skin
A deep cleanse once or twice a week can give your skin a clean slate. Use a mud-based mask to draw out any impurities and rejuvenate lacklustre skin, which will leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion. There are various types of clay you can choose from with their own unique skin-purifying benefits, such as charcoal, Kaolin clay, Bentonite clay, and Spanish clay. They all work to detoxify, exfoliate the skin, purify the pores, and minimize redness and inflammation.
Amp up the nourishment
Give some attention to your skin by using hydrating skincare products. Use Hyaluronic Acid-based serums and moisturizers to restore lost volume and maintain your moisture barrier. This naturally-produced substance in our body is excelling in holding water to give the skin its firmness and resilience. By ramping up hydration levels, you can reduce chances of dry, dehydrated skin and balance your oil production to avoid excess sebum that causes breakouts.
Treat your skin to some TLC
While these tips are here to guide your daily skincare regime, take better control of your skin by going for aesthetic treatments which can give your skin a much-needed boost.
Injections in cosmetic treatments are not just face fillers and cheek fillers. They can also contain Hyaluronic Acid, such as Skinboosters, that will bring immense hydration to the skin. It works more effectively than your skincare products as hyaluronic acid gets delivered precisely into the skin for maximum effectiveness. When you have better skin hydration and improved skin texture, your makeup application will also be smoother.
- Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF)
Radiofrequency has been used in treatments to produce results in face lifting, facial rejuvenation, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. The Infini FRF stimulates collagen and elastic fibres up to 3.5mm in depth below the skin’s surface. Deep collagen production helps to tighten and plump up the skin as well as fill in scars and wrinkles. Improving your acne scars can leave you more confident in wearing makeup.
- AGNES Acne treatment
It can be frustrating to deal with acne and wear makeup often. You’ll need to take special attention to ensure it does not clog your pores and leave you with more breakouts, especially if this is recurring adult acne. AGNES acne treatment targets damaged pores that are prone to getting blocked, inflamed and infected repeatedly. A tiny burst of energy is delivered to the damaged pore, which will cause the oil gland to shrink and reduce oil production. By treating the defective pores directly, pimples occur less frequently, are small and heal faster.
The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as acne scar removal.