Allergic Reactions: If you experience redness or itching, hives or blotches, you should stop using all but the most gentle cleansing products and go see a dermatologist. It would be useful to think in advance about what might be the problem. Consider if you have started using a new product or if there is some new aspect to your daily routineâ€”a new laundry detergent, toothpaste, skin cream, mascara, or shade of eye shadow could be the cause of your reaction. If you suspect something particular, bring along the product (or its ingredient label) to show your doctor.
Question: Is it better not to wear makeup when I have blemishes? Wonâ€™t makeup make my breakouts worse?
Answer: Wearing makeup will not negatively affect your skinâ€™s condition as long as you cleanse your face thoroughly at night. In fact, I recommend wearing some coverage so that your skin looks better and you feel better about it. The dermatologists who recommend not wearing makeup are usually men.