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“Your make-up is worsening the condition of your skin!”, Do not use make -up if you have acne!. These statements are pretty common …. Are
they really true? Read on.
Beauty (and clear and
beautiful complexion is certainly considered an important component of the
beauty is of importance to many women, and a lot of effort, time and of course
money is invested into achieving flawless looking skin. What many may not know- is that as you can use
make-up to cover skin imperfection the very same products that are used to mask
those flows ( like pimples or acne scars
and marks) if not chosen carefully can
also go against a desired effect and actually exasperate the very condition that
they should camouflage.
Using the wrong makeup or following bad skincare habits could
actually accentuate the pimples you are trying so hard to hide. But we are not
without a solution. This negative impact can be changed by understanding what’s
going on with your skin, reading product labels, choosing righ typeof make-up
products and correcting bad makeup habits. Let’s begin!
1. - Read the Labels! Many women visit beauty stores unprepared of what to look
for and eventually purchase a product that can ruin a perfect date. On your
next visit, take the time to carefully check for products that say
paraben-free, sulfate free, oil-free or non-comedogenic. This is a good sign
for acne prone skin as these ingredients are likely to clog pores, which can
cause acne or irritate it much more. Avoid using anything that contains
isopropyl isostearate, isopropyl myristate, myristyl myristate, lanolin oil,
coconut butter or lauric acid. If your
skin seems sensitive to oils, try silicone-based makeup instead.
2. - Concealer. After laying the
foundation, concealers are the answers to ensuring red spots, acne scars and
dark circles under your eyes are less visible or even disappear. If you have a pimple
or red marks, which is often the case when one has acne, choose a green base.
Peach, tangerine, and deeper orange shades neutralize acne scars well. Color
correction makeup is advised to cover acne scars and other discoloration. This
is a longtime makeup artist secret for film and photo shoot that’s turned into
a huge beauty trend. It’s based on the concept of using contrasting hues to
“cancel out” discoloration caused by acne, scars, blemishes, birthmarks, and
other pigmentation issues.
3. Less is Better! Too much makeup can do
more bad than good. Applying think layer of makeup on the skin you draw attention
to the bumps, even they are covered. Always begin and proceed with the light
touch and thin layer that you may repeat if absolutely necessary. In addition
use light strokes instead of rubbing motion while applying make-up. The Makeup and acne specialists suggest
selecting a lighter shade of foundation for regions affected by acne and darker
shades of foundation for the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.
4. – Always Clean it Right.. Dispense baby oil or jojoba oil on a
cotton pad or cotton ball. Use pad or ball to remove makeup. To avoid irritation, do
not scrub other areas of the face with the cotton ball or pad. When using dark
eyeshadows or pink blush, it is advised to first apply concealer to decrease
irruption of blemishes.
5. – Acne Make-up Survival Routine:
applying makeup, make sure the skin is prepared. Wash your face well with a
suitable product, then moisturize with a light, on comedogenic moisturizer
Avoid touching poking and popping your pimples as this can increase access for
bacteria to enter deeper into the skin and cause ore serious inflammation
including cysts and scars.
sure your beauty tools are always clean and not neglected. Using a mixture of
baby soap and water, gently clean your make-up tools every week. Switch brushes with disposable
applicators, think cotton swabs or puffs. Store beauty tools in a case so
they stay fresh then restock them often. Remember to ditch old and unused
asleep with your makeup on is the
biggest mistake someone with acne or acne prone skin may make. Sleeping with your make-up can lead to infection and
clogged pores, which lead to acne.
Always wash your face before bed! Worst case, if the residue stays on your
pillow, it can also make you sick. Make sure you change your pillowcase at
least once every two weeks.
products over the counter with ingredients that clean your skin but do not
strip it from essential oils nor clog pores. .
So the truth is that mixing make-up with acne may be tricky,
there is no need to avoid makeup all together if you need it for your
self-confidence. It is important however to choose the right products and
practice the right make-up routine so you do not maneuver your slef into the
And use the right
AcnEase Treatment Regimen to treat and prevent acne and achieving he clear
glowing skin that you want
a Day keeps the Acne Away”