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Beauty question: does make-up stifle your skin?

Is it true that make-up can block your pores and stop your skin from breathing?

28 OCTOBER 2010

Have you ever worried that using make-up every day may have a bad effect on your skin? Many people believe that the daily use of foundation creams and powders can block pores and have a detrimental effect on skin in the long term.

In fact, although that may have been the case in the past, modern product formulas allow your skin to breathe naturally and can actually help protect it from the elements.

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It's important to remember, though, that throughout the day, impurities from your environment build up on the make-up surface. So, although the make-up itself isn't doing any harm, it's vitally important to choose a cleanser appropriate for your skin type and remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day.

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