Makeup Meltdown: Skincare Mistakes You're Probably Making

1. Skipping moisturizer

If you skip moisturizer, your skin will appear dehydrated and your makeup will appear patchy and flaky.

2. Not using a primer

Primer helps to create a smooth foundation for makeup, increases its durability, and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines.

3. Applying makeup on unclean skin

Before applying makeup to unclean skin, it is essential to cleanse the face thoroughly to remove any grime, oil, or product residue.

4. Using expired or old makeup products

Using expired cosmetics can cause skin irritation, rashes, and infections. Check the expiration dates of your cosmetics.

5. Overloading on foundation

Excessive application of foundation can cause the skin to appear cakey and thick. Instead, begin with a scant layer of foundation and build coverage where necessary. 

6. Not blending properly

For a flawless finish, it is essential to blend your makeup products appropriately. Take the time to thoroughly blend your foundation.

7. Neglecting sunscreen

Not using sunscreen increases the risk of premature aging, UV damage, and skin cancer. Select a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30.

8. Sleeping with makeup on

Leaving makeup on overnight can obstruct pores, cause acne, and irritate the skin. Always remove your makeup with a mild cleanser before bed.

9. Using harsh makeup wipes

Makeup wipes are convenient, but they can be harsh and dehydrating to the skin.