Double Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Wendy Roberts and fellow expert Dermatologist Dr. Vivian Bucay share a thing or two about wearing makeup to make oneself look fresher and younger, as quoted in an article by NewBeauty.com. The two skin care experts are asked about the perennial question – though, perhaps often thought of as silly – regarding the role of makeup on facial appearance. Specifically, the question is: Can Wearing Makeup Age You?
According to their responses, the answer to the above question is “yes”. Makeup can at times cause premature aging, especially if you rely on it as your means for sun protection. Dr. Bucay explains that makeup for solar protection is often not sufficient considering that you need to apply “2 teaspoons to achieve the SPF 15 protection” – and consequently, a one ounce bottle should last only three days.
Dr. Roberts adds that “SPF” only refers to protection from UVB rays, not UVA rays. The UVA rays is the one that can age the skin and can lead to skin cancer. The Rancho Mirage Skin Specialist reveals that using a mineral makeup containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is advisable, because such minerals offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Both dermatologists are also in unison, saying the use of mineral makeup foundation is a smart way to obtain facial skin coverage and at the same time solar protection as well.
The Skin Care Experts share these other DON’Ts:
Avoid talc-based makeup because it can dry your skin out.
Avoid going overboard on makeup as you age.
“Women sometimes forget that less is more as we age,” Dr. Bucay says. “Makeup should enhance our skin, not mask it. Too much makeup emphasizes fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.” Dr. Roberts also relates that dryness tends to “accentuate fine lines and pores, giving the skin an aged appearance”. Hence, it is often a good idea to avoid talc-based makeup because it can dry your skin out.
Dr. Vivian Bucay is based in San Antonio, Texas.
Often referred to by the media as the Rockstar Dermatologist, Dr. Wendy Roberts is based in Rancho Mirage, California. She is known for her well-praised contributions in the field of dermatology, such as a method of knowing how one’s skin will respond when subjected to any type of damage (known as The Roberts Skin Type Classification System) and how a person’s ancestry can affect his skin (known as Generational Profile).
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