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It might be time to break up with your make up, Nashville!

If you suffer from acne, or even just get random breakouts, then you might want to check the ingredients in your make up, Nashville. If you're willing to invest in your skin, this ALSO means your make up. Remember the little fact that the FDA does not regulate pore clogging ingredient? So, even if your beloved foundation is claiming "hypoallergenic" or "noncomedogenic", it still might be causing your breakouts or worsening your acne.

First, its time to get rid of the make up that is expired. Flip your product over and look for the little cream jar icon with the number inside. This will tell you how many months its good for after opening. If its time to go, toss it!

Don't forget to wash your brushes! Get a gentle shampoo and cleanse the make up those brushes thoroughly and lay them out to dry overnight. 

Now that you've got a clean slate...I have to warn you what comes next. These trusted brands all contain ingredients that are proven to make acne worse. 5.....4.....3.....2.....1.....

  • Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
  • MAC Studio Fix
  • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
  • Nars Blush
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Insert cry emoji here. This has been a major record scratch moment for a lot of my clients who have battled their skin for years and who have been investing in cosmetics along the way. Not all expensive make up is good make up, Nashville.

I don't bear the bad news without some recommendations along with it. Here are some brands that are clear of pore clogging ingredients:

  • PRIIA™ Cosmetics
  • IT Cosmetics
  • Lancome Teint Miracle

If you are prone to breakouts, its worth it to do the research on your make up, Nashville. 


KC Van de Merkt
Lead Licensed Esthetician