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Heavy Foundation Gives Me Pimples

I don't wear foundation daily because I don't need to. It's not like my skin is completely flawless but I'm ok with it enough to expose it to the world - broken capillaries and all. In the past few weeks, I have had to be on camera for television as part of a story about my friend. It's a Canadian show called Marilyn Denis and the subject was about being single. Jennifer, who is also the owner of the Truth Beauty Company and one of our retailers, was so good on camera (you can watch it here, she comes on at 27:00).

Anyway, I decided that I needed to pancake foundation on so that I would look extra, extra good on camera. I went to the drugstore and grabbed a very common brand that was fairly cheap (they're all the same generic formulas). It did the trick, my skin looked GREAT. Here a photo of Marilyn, me and a lot of foundation (I'm assuming on both of us). 

 So guess what happened? ZITS. One big one in the centre of my cheek and a few little ones. This is after wearing it for one day AND I washed it off as soon as I got home. I never get zits unless it is that time of the month and it is just one on my chin. My point here is that foundation causes pimples  and if it doesn't cause pimples, it's probably causing congestion such as blackheads and tiny bumps. It's very common to see bumpy skin covered up. It is a VICIOUS cycle. Get pimples, cover them up, get MORE pimples, cover them up. Around and around we go. 

PUT DOWN THE FOUNDATION. Let your skin breathe. Let it feel the gentle summer breeze or the warm rays of the sun (K, that's a bit dramatic but you know what I'm saying). I challenge any of you who have issues with pimples or skin congestion to try living without it for at least a week and see what happens. Then, when you have a fancy night out, or get your face on TV because you have a single friend, you can put it on again and feel extra flawless.

Have a beautiful day! Jessica