Here at MDC, we would love to think that we have all the answers for you. However, there are certain issues that require the insight of a pro. For instance, today’s topic of foundation is an important one. There are so many opinions out there on the effects of foundation on the skin. So, we asked skincare guru Stacy Cox to set the record straight on foundation and its relationship with your face.
What I’m about to say may come as a total shocker to many of you readers (especially you makeup minimalists). Recently, there have been claims that complexions can benefit from a daily dose of foundation, as opposed to remaining bare-faced and makeup-free. This then begs the question: Doesn’t foundation (and makeup in general) clog pores and suffocate skin? My answer is plain and simple: No. Check out why I lobby for foundation and its potential for anti-aging and general beauty benefits.
Believe it or not, makeup can offer a barrier of protection against harmful UV rays. If you didn’t already know, sun damage is a leading cause of premature skin aging. Lucky for us, many foundations contain sunscreen, so get on the preventative bandwagon and cover up that face! Based on this benefit from wearing products like Armani Beauty Lasting Silk UV Compact, I never leave my skin bare and never suggest my clients do either.
What’s your foundation of choice? Sound off in the comments below!
About the Author:Stacy Cox is a Los Angeles-based esthetician and owner of day spa Pampered People in Studio City, California.
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