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Dr. Taub quoted on Insider "4 foundation mistakes that could actually be making your acne worse"

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By Kayla Blanton
Jul. 19, 2018

4 foundation mistakes that could actually be making your acne worse

"When you're faced with a particularly bad breakout, the first thing you likely want to do is cover it up with foundation and concealer. And while that's a pretty typical reaction for most people, you should know that by covering it, you may be causing that breakout to worsen, if you're not careful.

So, the next time you're patting concealer over a reddened blemish, make sure you're avoiding these detrimental mistakes so that you're not inflaming your skin even more.

You're not prepping your skin correctly.

Whether or not you're a believer in primers for prolonging your makeup, they can act as a physical barrier between your skin and foundation, therefore preventing the dreaded pore clogging. " Primer creates a protective barrier over the skin, as well as seals in and protects any treatment products used during your daily skincare regimen," dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, MD told SELF. If you don't have or feel the need to buy a primer, you should at least be moisturizing your skin well before application to give your skin that barrier it needs.” Read More.

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