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The Best Makeup For Acne-Prone Skin

The Best Makeup For Acne-Prone Skin
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Finding the right makeup for your skin can be difficult, especially if you suffer from a skin condition such as acne, which can easily get aggravated with the use of the wrong products and ingredients. I'm going to talk you through the best tips and products for using makeup on acne-prone skin.

Why is Makeup Difficult With Acne?

Acne can not only get worse from the wrong makeup but you can also experience extreme dryness and sensitivity if your makeup is not suitable for your skin.

Another problem with makeup for those suffering with acne is when you use a lot of of products to cover your acne; this can not only make your skin more prone to clogging but can also make your skin look cakey.

There are lots of ingredients that can be troublesome for acne-prone skin and some that are better:

  • Avoid products that contain Alcohol, Mineral Oils and natural irritants such as Menthol and Peppermint.
  • Oil based products may not actually clog your pores but can add to excess oils already on your skin, which will make your skin more prone to development of blemishes.
  • Look for foundations and bases that are water-based products instead.
  • If you want to calm oil, choose products with Silica, Zinc Oxide and Dimethicone, which absorb excess oils without causing irritation.

If you would like to learn about what makeup to use and how to apply it to achieve natural looking and healthy skin, then follow my top tips below.

Makeup Tips for Acne

    Want to know more about dealing with acne? Read all of my posts to find out more about the different types of acne, the best products for acne and tips for helping treat your acne.

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