Foundation is a crucial part of your facial makeup. It hides facial imperfections such as depressions, pigmentation and other imperfections, thus creating a blank canvas for the application of the rest of your makeup.
You probably have it in your mind that wearing foundation every day is bad for your skin: it clogs your pores, doesn’t let your skin breathe, causes wrinkles, etc. Well, modern makeup does not cause skin problems. In fact, foundation is not just crucial for your makeup look, but when used properly, it’s actually good for your skin!
The following will demonstrate all of the reasons why foundation is so important and why you should be wearing it on a regular basis.
Foundation Makes Imperfections Disappear
A good makeup base can cover discoloration or hyperpigmentation and even out red skin tones. You can cover up blemishes, scars, freckles (if you so choose), vitiligo, under eye circles, etc. It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and shrink the appearance of pores. Making all of these imperfections disappear will not only make your skin look radiant and make the rest of your makeup look really great, but it can help boost your confidence as you face the world around you.
Foundation is a base for the rest of your makeup
As we mentioned earlier, foundation creates a blank canvas for the rest of your makeup. It actually helps to set your makeup and makes blush, bronzer, and even eye makeup last longer.
Forms a Barrier for Your Skin
This is where we get to the good stuff. Foundation creates a barrier against toxins, dirt, and pollution in the environment.
Let’s use an analogy to explain what we mean; think of it like in terms of a piece of cotton. If you walk around with an exposed piece of cotton all day, the cotton gets destroyed by dirt and gross particles and such that it comes into contact with. But if you put the piece of cotton inside of a plastic bag, you can keep the cotton clean and protected.
Your skin is like the cotton and the foundation is like the plastic bag. It helps keep your skin protected from these harmful agents that can irritate and damage your skin every single day.
Protects your Skin Against UV Damage
Many foundations these days contain sunscreen to help protect your skin against the damages that can be caused by the sun. Foundation is a great way to help protect your skin, because you can accomplish two things with one product.
Remember, however, that if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun (Say going to the pool or beach) you should re-apply sunblock every couple of hours! Which means you should either reapply your makeup, or apply regular sunblock several times while you are out.
Provides Additional Benefits to the Skin
Foundations come in a variety of formulas, types and colors. Many of the formulas can complement your skincare routine and help deal with issues that affect your face. There are formulas made for people with very oily skin that can help absorb excess oil and encourage your skin to produce less oil.
If you happen to have dry or sensitive skin, there are foundations that are moisturizing and hydrating, thus helping keep your skin feeling and looking well. There are also formulas that can help fight acne and black heads. So, depending on what your skin type is, foundation can help you in achieving your skin goals.
There is no rule that says you absolutely have to wear foundation every day or even on a regular basis. However, don’t fall for the idea that it damages your skin when quite the opposite is true. If you make sure to remove your makeup before bed every night and use high-quality products, foundation can enhance your skincare routine and leave you feeling confident and beautiful.