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Shopping for makeup can be overwhelming. There are so many options to consider such as color, coverage and feel. When you tack on the added pressure of finding a formula that is suitable for acne-prone skin, experimenting with makeup can end up doing more harm than good.
While makeup shopping for acne-prone skin can seem daunting at first, it is certainly not impossible, especially when you know what to look out for. Whether you prefer to reach for high-end brands, or stick with the more economic formulas, you definitely have many opportunities to find the right solution for you.
The first step in shopping for the right makeup for acne prone skin is becoming familiar with some key terms.
It is always important to check the ingredients on these labels just to be safe. Much of what is marketed to consumers is just that-marketing buzzwords-but the declaration of any of the above stated terms is a good sign that you’re on the right path.
Perhaps more important than knowing what to look for, is knowing what to avoid, and unfortunately for consumers that list is seemingly endless. To keep it simple, it’s best to remember a few common terms, and look for them either in the prefix or suffix of ingredients.
More on how to apply these products in Part Two of this article!
You can get the maximum results out of your products by starting with a clean palate and tools. Always be sure to wash and moisturize your face before applying makeup, using a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser and moisturizer. Wait few minutes after you moisturize so it has a chance to be absorbed into the skin. Remember to ALWAYS remove all makeup before going to bed. By keeping your makeup brushes clean and changing them often, you greatly reduce the chance of old makeup, dirt, bacteria or oil buildup clogging the pores and leading to breakouts.
In addition to these tips, the most important way you can contribute to the health of your skin is to stay consistent with your skincare routine and pairing it with a systemic treatment like AcnEase®, which combats both the symptoms and causes of acne. AcnEase® addresses the underlying cause of acne and neutralizes excess hormones, leaving your skin clean, healthy and acne-free. Our all-botanical ingredient based formula doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals and there are no side effects. AcnEase® is recommended for people of all ages, complexions and gender and can even be used by pregnant and nursing mothers. AcnEase® will not react with any type of make-up so it can be used with any brand or type you choose.
What are your makeup tips? How do YOU make acne blemishes less visible, acne marks and scars less prominent, and/or an acne –rosacea red hue fade away? Are there certain ingredients you absolutely must avoid? Any makeup products you can’t live without?
Please tell us in the comments below!