Makeup causing breakouts

Posted by amberpep @amberpep, Mon, Mar 18 3:13pm

I’m a 74 year old woman whose been using the Obagi Nu-Derm System for about 20 years …. my skin looks great. I rarely wear makeup and then I came across a new “non makeup” for older ladies, called BOOM. So, I tried it. It consists of moisturizer, slight color for the cheeks, and some glimmer, and I think there’s a neutral color which is very faint. Well, once I started that, my skin has broken out unbelievable … pimples, little white tiny white dots, and just everything nasty I had as a kid. I’ve stopped using it, obviously, but has anyone else had this problem? When I do wear any makeup, if I go to a party, etc., I just use the original good old Cover Girl. Everyone I know just raves about this BOOM, but not me. abby

Hi @amberpep you may noticed I change the title of this discussion to "Makeup causing breakouts" so that more people will take part in the conversation.

While we wait for others to join in, how long did you wear the makeup? Has your skin returned to normal?

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I’m sorry I’m still interested d in the cat scratch disease. Coul all what I’m going thru he that simple? How is it treated. I’m so ready to give up

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I used the BOOM for about 3 days, then when the spots and bumps started, I stopped.
Cat Scratch Disease …. believe it or not, I still have the bump …. it's dried and doesn't bleed anymore, but I still have the red bump. That is nasty stuff.
abby

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@amberpep

I used the BOOM for about 3 days, then when the spots and bumps started, I stopped.
Cat Scratch Disease …. believe it or not, I still have the bump …. it's dried and doesn't bleed anymore, but I still have the red bump. That is nasty stuff.
abby

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You could be allergic to an ingredient in Boom or it can be it is occlusive, meaning it is providing a barrier trapping bacteria and not allowing the skin to breath.
You are doing the sensible thing to stop using it. If your skin doesn't clear up in a few weeks it probably is caused by something else.

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