A. Good news: it’s not! There’s a really popular misconception that wearing foundation clogs your pores and ages your skin. Some believe that it’s necessary to allow your skin to ‘breathe’ throughout the day, unhampered by damaging foundations.* Here’s the truth: Should you choose to wear foundation, you’re not harming your skin and it’s likely you’re actually helping it. Foundation provides an additional physical barrier against the sun, pollution, and free radical damage. Of course, it’s important to use the right type of foundation for your skin. If you’re using a heavy, oil-based foundation on oily, acne-prone skin, it will likely clog your pores and cause breakouts.
*It’s worthwhile to note that your skin does not experience respiration and thus does not feel suffocated under makeup.