We hear it all the time but what does it actually mean? Generally, it's whether the skin is occluded or not. Makeup occludes (blocks) the skin and can cause breakouts, blackheads and dullness – especially if it’s not properly removed (double-cleansing, am I right?). Letting skin breathe allows it to expel any leftover makeup residue and replenish its natural moisture level.
This is what happens to your skin when you stop wearing makeup
If you’d told me last year that I would soon derive immense pleasure from completing a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle, I would have laughed in your face. Then 2020 happened. Isolation is testing (at the best of times) so learning to find joy in small things can be helpful for your mental health. Take not wearing makeup every day, for example – it’s basically a financial savings scheme and your skin loves it. Here’s what happens to our skin when we stop wearing makeup.
By Beth Ludolf