Have you ever had a breakout and not known what to do? It is an embarrassing situation that many of us have experienced. Acne can be a long-standing skin condition and one that affects hundreds of millions all over the world. But not a big problem, because it is possible to conceal acne with makeup! This article will focus on how to successfully wear makeup with acne and some skincare tips when applying makeup on acne-prone skin.
To start, make sure to cleanse your skin. You can use a mild cleanser with salicylic acid (in the evening) or benzoyl peroxide if you are more prone to acne breakouts in the day time. After cleansing and drying your face, apply moisturizer on top of this layer before applying makeup. This will help keep any dry patches from showing through when you add concealer. People with sensitive skin that is breakout-prone try using an oil free moisturizer!
Next, it’s important to check what type of foundation fits with your skin type: liquid or powder? Oily skins who experience minimal breakouts, stick to a light coverage liquid foundation such as Amazonian Clay foundation from Tarte. If you are the one with enlarged pores, dry patches or acne prone skin types who need to cover up more breakouts, you should try a medium coverage powder foundation such as the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (which also has added SPF).
After that, conceal and spot-conceal any acne using a liquid or cream concealer. Lightly dab the product on pimples and larger areas of redness by using your finger to ensure a smooth application, then blend out any harsh lines by patting gently.
Another good tip is to pair a liquid or cream concealer with your favorite product that is rich in antioxidants, such as this SkinCeuticals Emollience.
Skincare Tips: Acne-prone skin will benefit from using more gentle products and treatments to keep breakouts at bay. First rule? Don’t touch! This means not popping any pimples nor picking off the dry patches of skin around them which can lead to infection and scarring. Keep your hands away from those blemishes for best results!
A pea-sized amount of moisturizer should be enough for most acne prone skin types during the day time, but if you need an extra boost to combat oiliness, try adding a mattifying primer, apply an oil-free pressed powder over your foundation to set it in place during the day and prevent oily skin from shining through if you have acne.
Some moisturizer can have bad effect if you suffer from acne prone skin. You should look for oil-free products, water based and noncomedogenic.