pimple producing ingredients
hellllllooooo and welcome to skin tip Friday. This post is rather brief because we are leaving to pick the husband up from the airport in a few minutes.
There are three ingredients that lurk in almost all mainstream make-up products that could be the reason your breakouts are hanging around despite your best efforts.
- lanolin (this is actually sheep sebum) and is found in many lip sticks & chap sticks. If lip zits are your nemesis, then you might want to give your chap stick a once over. Even the, so-called, natural brands put this ingredients in their products, so beware.
- Mineral oil. Mineral oil disguises itself under the two other names petroleum, petrolatum. Mineral oil essentially blocks your follicles off from oxygen and bacteria thrives when there is no oxygen. Bacteria equals zits, so you do the math. Furthermore, mineral dehydrates the skin. This is ironic, because mineral oil is the base of Vaseline (sounds like gasoline and it is) and Aquaphor, which most people use when their skin is feeling severely dry. Mineral oil and its alter egos are often in found in acne treating products, so do not think you are off the hook if your product reads ”noncomedogenic” Again, the irony…
- The last perpetrator to keep your peepers peeled for is: isopropyl myristate. This fella also dries out the skin and promotes bacteria growth. This lovely contributor is often found in foundations and lip sticks. You know the drill, even if you think he couldn’t possibly reside in your pricey department store lip stick, check again.
And with those nuggets of information, I am off to pick up my man piece. I hope all are gearing up to, or are already, enjoying their holiday festivities!
Happy skin tip Friday!