How to Prevent Makeup From Ruining Your Complexion

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For many of us, the holiday season means family photos, office parties, and plenty of opportunities to get glammed up and hit the town. Unfortunately, between the heavy makeup we wear and the freezing temperatures that can wreak havoc on our skin, breakouts become more than just a possibility, but a foregone conclusion. While you may not be able to control the weather, you can make sure your holiday makeup routine doesn’t turn your clear complexion on its head.


While it often seems as though hot, sweaty summer would be the worst time of year for our skin, as the wind begins to whip down the streets of Manhattan and snowflakes fill the air, many of us find that our complexions get even worse in the winter than they do in the sweltering summer heat. When the weather gets colder, our skin often overcompensates for the dryness in the air by overproducing sebum, which can lead to oiliness, blackheads, and other complexion issues. When you add heavy makeup to the equation, your pores can’t effectively clear themselves, leaving you with whiteheads, cysts, redness, and generally angry-looking skin. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer through a winter that starts a vicious cycle of breakouts, using more makeup to cover those breakouts, and having worse skin when everything is said and done. Just a few alterations to your routine can keep your complexion clear, hydrated, and blemish-free all winter.


When working toward a healthier complexion, it’s important to start with at-home treatments you know you can commit to. While we may not all have time to spend hours giving ourselves painstaking facials, there are few of us who don’t have a few minutes to spare each in the pursuit of a perfect complexion. Using the botanical-infused Dorothy Mask, which also contains pimple-preventing, line-smoothing hyaluronic acid, can help you keep your skin moisturized, breakout-free, and undo some of the effects of your less-than-skin-friendly makeup products. If you need a more intensive healing session, stop into Flawless Skin Solutions in New York City for an Oxygen Facial, a soothing treatment that moisturizes and clears your skin using 98% pure hyperbaric oxygen, leaving you with a congestion-free complexion that’s as soft as it is smooth.


Don’t let the winter wreak havoc on your skin! Take just a few preventative measures now and you can enjoy a complexion that remains beautiful even when the weather is anything but.


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