6 Priceless Party Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

6 Priceless Party Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

With the New Year right around the corner, we always want to look our best for those big (or not so big) plans we’ve made. For anyone with acne, this can be a stressful time, but with the right tools you can step into the New Year with your best face forward.

6 Party Makeup Tips to Keep Your Acne-Prone Skin Looking Flawless

  1. Prime. The best way to ensure a seamless finish? Primer. Becoming ever more popular in recent years, a pore minimizing primer will help anyone with acne-prone skin create a smooth surface to work with, and helps to lock that look in all night long, preventing makeup from budging (this is perfect for anyone with oily skin.) 
  2. Conceal. Finding the right concealer will vary from person to person, but if you’re dealing with a red and swollen bump, the green hued variety will do the trick to balance that complexion out. For those with dry skin, be sure to moisturize before concealing to reduce any flakiness. Applying concealer should be built up, so dab a tiny amount with a thin, pointed brush, then blend with a CLEAN finger or sponge.
  3. Find the right formula. Be it concealer, foundation or even powder, the right formula will depend on the person, Those with oily skin can typically reach for heavier formulas, especially in the cooler months, while persons with a drier complexion can generally get away with a medium or even sheer coverage. Check out this helpful makeup guide for a list of do’s and don’ts to help you learn what to look out for.
  4. Set it and forget it. Now that the culprit has been concealed, you’ll want to blend it in as best you can, creating a smooth surface on the skin. Mineral powder has been known to work wonders on acne-prone skin because it contains non-irritating ingredients, is free of parabens, dyes, fragrances and mineral oil and rests lightly on the skin. Because you apply it with a powder brush, you also don’t have to worry about smudging your concealer, just be sure to apply a light layer to avoid a “cakey” appearance.
  5. Don’t pick. Anyone with acne should know by now how dangerous picking and popping those pimples can be for your skin. Aside from the pitting and scarring that can come of it, the spread of bacteria can actually lead to even more breakouts, not to mention rough patches that are nearly impossible to conceal. It’s easier said than done at times, we know, but always do your best to resist the urge and allow a breakout to run its course, which should only be a matter of days.  And if you need emergency tips for zapping those zits, we’ve got them!
  6. Calm and tone the skin daily. When most people break out, they tend to reach for those topical washes to zap oil, leaving a squeaky clean complexion. While too much oil can certainly lead to breakouts, stripping the skin of all of its oil can actually be counter-productive, triggering the body to produce even more to make up for what was just washed away! Because this can actually result in more acne, we suggest calming the skin with a natural toner after your regular morning and evening washes, such as this chamomile astringent recipe, that’s as easy to make as it is inexpensive!

While concealing existing blemishes is much easier through the power of makeup, treating the source of the problem is the only way anyone with acne will enjoy a real change. Certain types of blemishes such as cystic acne and whiteheads are impossible to cover even with the most professional makeup formulas. The only long-term solution that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best is to prevent acne before it starts, which means breaking the acne cycle, and this is exactly what AcnEase® does. Using 100% safe, all-natural ingredients, AcnEase® works to restore the internal balance and correct the factors that cause pimples to form, while treating existing pimples simultaneously. An easy and effective measure that will keep your skin healthy and clear all year round, AcnEase delivers real results you can see, no matter how mild or severe your symptoms may range.

We want to hear from you! What are some of your favorite makeup tips for a fun night out? Tell us in the comments!

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