Today’s question comes from Allie, the host of the YouTube channel “Glass Slipper Beauty”, and Allie’s question is, why does some make-up clog pores or cause breakouts and others don’t? Allie, that is such an important question and the simple answer is, any makeup can cause clogs and breakouts, many do not and today I’m going to help you minimize the chances of that happening to you. And the way I’m going to help you is with advice on choosing makeup, using makeup and general skin care. First of all, anyone who’s asking this question about clogged pores and breakouts usually has acne or acne prone skin, or just oily skin, or even combination skin. And for any and every one of those people there is one vital rule of skin care that they have to follow and that is: anything they apply to their facial skin must be labeled either water based, oil free or non-comedogenic and that particularly applies to makeup. With that very one simple rule in mind, let’s talk about liquid foundations. Liquid foundations are a little more apt to contain oils as are liquid makeups. And for that reason, be very careful if you’re using either liquid foundation or makeup that the labeling is proper or says water based or oil free or non-comedogenic. And by the way, it only has to say one of those things; it doesn’t have to say two or three. If you’re using the new, very popular, mineral makeups, which are made from powders, those powders usually do not have any oils, they’re very small particles, and they’re much less apt to cause clogs. But regardless of what you’re using, even if you’re using the proper material for your skin and it’s the proper constituency of the makeup, in order to help decrease the chance of clogs and breakouts, make sure you’re doing the following three things: make sure you’re washing and toning your face at least twice a day, make sure you take off your makeup every night before you go to sleep, and make sure that you exfoliate daily. You see, even with tiny particle powders, if you pack enough into a pore, you’re ultimately going to cause a clog. So, to help prevent those clogs and to help prevent breakouts, make sure every day you’re cleansing, removing your makeup, and exfoliating.