Makeup Causes Pimples

“Makeup Causes Pimples”

Larry Jaeger and his team of distinguished physicians at Advanced Dermatology Associates discuss the main reasons for acne outbreak and other skin care problems associated with makeup causes pimples.

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Six Makeup Tips Preventing Pimples:

  • Never sleep in your makeup. Makeup causes pimples!!!
  • Every night before bed, make it a point to thoroughly but gently remove all traces of makeup from your face and neck. This minimizes the chance that the makeup will clog the pores, and also removes dirt and excess oil that built up on your skin throughout the day.
  • No need to scrub at the skin. All you really need is a gentle cleanser and your hands or a soft washcloth.
  • After cleansing, don’t forget to apply those acne treatment medications if you have them.
  • Choose makeup labeled noncomedogenic: Noncomedogenic makeup does not contain ingredients known to clog the pores. And reducing the amount of pore blockages is a good place to start when treating acne. If you have very mild comedonal acne, sometimes your breakouts will improve just by changing to noncomedogenic makeup.
  • Clean your applicators frequently: Half of the fight against blemishes is reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on your skin — and makeup brushes and applicators are bacteria magnets.
    Wash all makeup brushes with antimicrobial soap at least once each week. For a quick, mid-week sanitizing, thoroughly spray your brushes with with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and wipe excess alcohol and makeup off with a clean paper towel.

Bonus Tip: Disposable makeup applicators are a great alternative, especially if you’re super busy and find it hard to find time to clean your brushes.

Preventing Pimple Outbreaks

To prevent your makeup from causing pimples…

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Dr. Larry Jaeger also recommends the following makeup/cosmetics:

  • Choose powder-based makeup instead of liquids.
    • Although liquid makeup gives better coverage, many have an oil base. This is definitely not something you want to put on your acne prone skin.
  • Instead, consider a powder-based makeup. They feel lighter on the skin, and they have the added benefit of helping to absorb excess oil.
    • If you really love liquid makeup, that’s OK. Just make sure it’s a good fit for blemish-prone skin. It should be oil-free and noncomedogenic.
  • Try switching brands.
    • If your acne seems to worsen after wearing makeup for several days in a row, you may want to try a different brand. Certain makeup formulations, even those labeled noncomedogenic, can cause breakouts in sensitive individuals.If this seems to be the case for you, try another brand. Your skin might tolerate one better than another.
  • Go bare whenever possible.
    • Leave your face makeup-less at least a few times a week. Allow your skin time to breathe and heal.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable going makeup-free all day, cleanse your face as soon as you get home.

Makeup Causes Pimples

Why Do I Have Adult Acne?

What Causes Adult Acne?

You’d have thought that by your age you would have outgrown your acne. So why are you breaking out now? What Causes Adult Acne.

Medical Dermatologist Larry Jaeger relates that acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, and not just for teenagers. Many adults have acne. It’s frustrating problem, especially when you expected to leave your skin problems behind in high school.

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Acne can happen in both adult men and women. But what causes acne during adulthood?

You’d have thought that by your age you would have outgrown your acne. So why are you breaking out now?

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Adult Acne Breakouts

According to Larry Jaeger, Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, and not just for teenagers. Many adults have acne. It’s frustrating problem, especially when you expected to leave your skin problems behind in high school.

Acne can happen in both adult men and women. But what causes acne during adulthood:

  • Hormonal Factors: Just like during the teen years (puberty, anyone?) fluctuating hormones can cause acne flare ups.
  • Androgens are hormones released from the adrenal glands, the ovaries, and the testes. These hormones stimulate the sebaceous, or oil, glands increasing oil production and creating a skin that is more prone to pore blockages and breakouts.

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More Hormonal Imbalance – Acne Outbreaks.

Adult onset acne most commonly affects women because, let’s face it, women are more “hormonal” than men. Sharp hormonal fluctuations occur during ovulation and menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause, and can also be caused by using certain birth control medications. Women may see their acne suddenly develop, or worsen, during these periods of life.

Adult acne may strike women at a greater rate than men, but that doesn’t mean men are immune to acne. For the guys, acne usually starts in the teen years and then lingers into adulthood.

Advanced Dermatology Associates Medical Director, Larry Jaeger agrees that men tend to have more severe and longer lasting acne than women, because of the higher levels of testosterone within the body.

However, it is not uncommon for acne in men to last 10 years or more, if left untreated.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist in New York City and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a state of the art medical practice with multiple locations in Manhattan and the Bronx. Dr Larry Jaeger and his group of board certified dermatologist and medical providers are expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders and specialize in the practice of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Advanced Dermatology Associates accept all Insurance Plans, HMOs, PPOs as well as Medicare and Medicaid.