Mom’s Skincare: Can Makeup Ruin Your Skin? – Myth Debunked!

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My parents, until this day, always reminds me of how I might be ruining my skin, because I wear makeup. I know it’s because they believe less makeup makes a girl or woman look more natural and simple, less provocative, and “nicer,” whatever that means, right?

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What Your Parents Might Say About Makeup

I remember when I was in college and my dad saying, “you’re going to look 20 years older when you get to 30, because you’re ruining your skin with all that makeup on.” How many times have you heard people say that makeup could ruin your skin?

Two years ago, I went to England to visit my mother-in-law, who was about 73. In fact, take a look at her picture with my son just 5 years ago.

She has beautiful skin and very little wrinkles for someone her age. In fact, if you were to look at her in real life, there would be no way to know she was over 75.

She and I were talking about skincare and she mentioned something very interesting. She said there were women she knew since she was very young who also wore makeup at a young age and had beautiful skin and also looked much younger than their age.

“There are also women I know who really don’t like to wear makeup and almost all of these women look quite old,” I remembered her saying.

So I did a little research to find out if wearing makeup actually has its advantages and if it was in fact, a positive, rather than a negative thing for your skin. Could it be helpful towards anti-aging?

According to celebrity Esthetician, Renee Rouleau, foundation makeup can actually provide an added protective barrier from UV. Besides the protection provided by broad spectrum sunscreen, having this extra layer on your skin might actually help to keep those harmful rays from penetrating your skin.

If you do wear makeup, don’t think you have all the protection you need! You still need to wear sunscreen, especially since there are actually two types of ultraviolet radiation you could be exposed to.

How Makeup Can Generate Positive Energy for Mom

As a mom, we are prone to bad skin. Moms tend to take care of everyone else, sometimes forgetting themselves. In addition, aging skin can really do a number for a stressed, unhealthy, sleep-deprived mom. So we need to make sure we protect our skin and add on that extra bit to help protect it from the many negative environmental byproducts around.

Don’t forget that makeup is just about adding an extra layer of protection on your skin. It’s also about feeling beautiful and confident with your skin! That alone can help provide positive energy all around!