If you’ve been anywhere near social media recently you may noticed have body foundations are having a moment. Whether you’re covering a bruise, looking to even out your skin tone, or getting glammed up for a summer party, applying body foundation is the latest option to enhance your look.
However, before you start slathering on body foundation every day, Dove Dermatologist and beauty expert, Dr. Alicia Barba is sharing how to safely care for your skin as you use this product. After all, incorrect use of any type of make-up, body or not, could lead to a variety of skin concerns including clogged pores, acne/breakouts, and dry or oily skin issues.
Dove Dermatologist Weighs In on the latest Body Foundation trend
- Properly Prep Your Skin: Before applying any form of make-up make sure your skin is properly prepped -I.E removing any dead skin cells, dirt, etc. I recommend exfoliating your body as it’s the easiest method and allows for moisturizers to penetrate the skin better. Be gentle when exfoliating in the shower and remember that exfoliation and moisturization should always go hand in hand. I recommend a gentle cleanser, like the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. It has ultra-mild cleansing agents mixed with Nutrium Moisture to hydrate while cleansing.
- Don’t Skip the Sunscreen: Always a must have! Your skin is the largest human organ, and it is the most visible. No matter what season we’re in, know that the skin constantly absorbs ultraviolet aging rays like a sponge, which then damage your DNA, collagen and cause pigment abnormalities. Many people of color tend to believe they’re invincible when it comes to the sun and needing sun protection, but you should wear sunscreen every day! PRO TIP: Opt for a body foundation with SPF infused, there’s many new options out there to not skip out on the SPF.
- Remove Foundation with Ease: Simply treat your body the way you would treat your face: with caution and care. Sleeping in your makeup can cause all sorts of negative effects on your skin such as body acne, breakouts and clogged pores. Makeup remover wipes aren’t enough – even though the most tempting to use. Wipes only remove whatever is on the surface of the skin, which means pores and everything below the skin is left neglected. PRO TIP: Choose a strong cleanser that hydrates your skin while effectively removing all make-up. I recommend the Dove Beauty Bar, it’s cleansing formula is perfect for make-up removal and its ¼ moisturizers will leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing, without striping away skin’s moisture like ordinary soap does!