Is it better for your skin to not wear makeup? Dr. Michele Green, MD, an cosmetic dermatologist, agreed that giving skin a rest from makeup can help reduce and improve breakouts. “There’s more oxygen that’ll be delivered to your face; your skin will have more time to repair itself and regenerate its elastin and collagen,” says Dr. Green.
Why do I get spots when I stop wearing makeup? It’s a train of thought echoed by Tribe Skincare founder Kayla Houlihan, who adds that making changes to your usual skincare routine might be the real culprit behind the return of stubborn pimples. “When people wear less makeup, they are less likely to be thoroughly cleaning their skin at the end of the day,” she says.
Will my acne clear up if I stop wearing makeup? Acne cosmetica will often clear when you stop using the makeup and hair and skin care products that clog your pores. If anything else is causing your acne, however, you’ll still see acne.
What happens when you stop wearing makeup everyday? Going sans makeup, however, would mean your pores are no longer occluded, or blocked. “Occluding the skin can cause pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. It can also cause skin to look dull — especially if a heavy amount of makeup is applied and not removed,” dermatologist Papri Sarkar told Allure.