Before you purchase another primer, powder, or setting spray, make sure you’re not making this skin care mistake.
Many women find themselves frustrated with their skin and their makeup because they’re not thoroughly rinsing off their facial cleanser. Leaving cleanser on your skin can cause irritation and—yes—breakouts.
It can also sabotage the appearance of your makeup.
Facial cleansers contain detergents that remove dirt, debris, oil, and makeup by reducing the surface tension of water on the skin, so they can be easily rinsed away. When even a smidgen of this detergent remains on the face, it will continue to create slippage on the skin, making makeup next to impossible to wear. The second you apply it, it just seems to wear off.
Gel cleansers can be particularly problematic because they are more concentrated, making them more difficult to rinse.
It’s equally important to make sure that you’re not using too much cleanser because this will cause dryness and sensitivity, as well as make proper rinsing a real chore.
Spending a little extra time splashing your face or adding a gentle toner into your morning skin care routine can ensure that every last trace of cleanser is removed before you start applying your makeup.