Ask A Derm: Is it Okay to Put Body Makeup Over Your Skin Issues?
If you have a phone and an Instagram account, chances are you’ve come across ads or videos or pictures of people (or even Kim K. herself) slathering on Kim Kardashian‘s brand spankin’ new Skin Perfecting Body Foundation ($45). Or perhaps you’ve scanned headlines talking about the product’s backlash, noting that Kardashian’s launch is sending out the message that not only do you need to cover imperfections on your face, but your entire body, too.
“Wearing makeup on your body is fine as long as the ingredients are safe and you’re not sensitive or allergic to them,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group. Actually, she says it’s no different than slathering mineral sunscreen all over your body. A fair point. So, she notes it’s not necessarily bad for skin conditions that you’re covering up—as long as you make sure the product works okay on your skin.
Source: Well+Good – Ask A Derm: Is it Okay to Put Body Makeup Over Your Skin Issues? By, Rachel Lapidos