Why a break from makeup is good for your skin

17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Why a break from makeup is good for your skin

© Maaike Oude Geerdink Why a break in make-up is good for your skin

Now that you are in quarantine and you don't have to go to the office, it is tempting to leave your make-up for a while. It saves you time and your skin also feels cleaner. But is it really better to take a break from your make-up every now and then?


No, your skin doesn't breathe. When we talk about 'let your skin breathe' it usually means to let your skin do what it does best: absorb nutrients and water, perspire and separate oils and fatty substances. Blocking any of these functions can cause your skin to become unbalanced. Also, this leads to various problems, such as dry spots or acne. How does your skin get oxygen? "The skin gets oxygen and nutrients through the blood, and this nourishes the innermost layer of your skin," said Shea Amiruddin, Heyday's director.


Although your skin is not really breathes, your pores do benefit from the occasional break. Regularly skipping your makeup can help the skin function better. Many products that you apply to your face every day can easily clog your pores, which in turn can cause dull skin. So by taking a break from your makeup regularly, you can avoid this. This allows your skin to catch your breath again, so that serums and creams, for example, can be better absorbed. Which in turn makes for a brighten skin.