Acne-prone skin requires special treatment, both in care and makeup. Cosmetics should be chosen carefully in order not to worsen the skin condition. What must be kept in mind in order to enjoy beautiful makeup for acne-prone skin?
Makeup for acne-prone skin is a difficult challenge, although not impossible to achieve. Remember that your skin has a texture that even the most opaque foundation cannot cover. However, you cannot be too concerned about this. Even the biggest red carpet stars have repeatedly shown that they also struggle with acne on a daily basis.
The disease didn’t stop Kendall Jenner from making an appearance at the 2018 Golden Globes Gala, and while internet users didn’t spare her any biting comments, the celebrity quipped with a short “never let that shit stop you!”
Moisturizing cream as a makeup base
Although products that help get rid of acne are usually drying, you can’t forget to moisturize your complexion regularly with your daily skin care routine. This helps regulate sebum production and makes moisturizer a great base for makeup. Apply it with freshly washed hands or a brush to avoid spreading germs on your face.
Foundation that won’t clog pores
If you struggle with acne-prone skin and are faced with the choice of the right foundation, do not be guided only by the degree of coverage. A good foundation is one that does not clog pores. Additionally, it is also lightweight. Otherwise, bacteria will multiply under the fluid layer and cause inflammation.
What foundation does not cover, a high-coverage concealer will cover. Camouflages in a jar work best for this role. They have the consistency of a thick paste and, therefore, a high level of coverage. You can quickly cover blemishes and discoloration. It is best to apply it with a small ball-shaped synthetic brush and blur the borders
Antibacterial matte powder
Use a matte antibacterial powder, preferably in pressed form, to set your makeup. Apply it with patting motions to most effectively prolong the life of your makeup. Avoid using illuminating powders – after a few hours of wearing your makeup, your complexion will shine due to excess sebum. Illuminating powder will only intensify this unwanted effect.
Matt face contouring products
If you want to contour your face with blush and bronzer, use matte products. Extra shine may only emphasize the uneven texture of our skin. Unfortunately, acne-prone skin will not like highlighters. If you cannot imagine your make-up without them, use them sparingly or choose those with delicate shine
Cleansing your face thoroughly
Wash off all your makeup thoroughly when you get home. Otherwise, foundation will accumulate in enlarged pores along with dirt and sebum. Use a two-step cleansing routine: first, remove your makeup with a cotton pad and micellar solution, then wash your face with an SLS-free gel.
Wash makeup sponges and brushes regularly
A makeup sponge can harbor acne-causing bacteria. Wash it thoroughly after every use and don’t forget to replace it with a new one every three months. Brushes, too, should be regularly washed and disinfected.
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