Besides eating right, staying hydrated, and taking vitamins, there isn’t much you can do about acne. Yes, you can wash your face and moisturize and a whole slew of other items, but some people are still just extremely prone to nasty little blemishes, no matter what they do. Naturally, women turn to make up to hide their acne when they need to go out for whatever reason, because they feel embarrassed about their blemishes. (You really shouldn’t, you know. Most people have acne.) Yet that very same quick fix can sometimes leave you in a worse situation than before. Wearing the wrong kind of make up is terrible for acne prone skin, and can make the problem a million times worse than it was to begin with. So what is the best make-up for acne prone skin?
Most people agree that natural make up is the best kind of make up there is, no matter whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, and no matter whether you are acne prone or not. Natural make up has a smaller chance of causing irritation, and is less likely to be packed full of oily substances that can make acne worse. One brand of all natural make-up is called 100% Pure or Purity. Their line of make up is not only fantastic for the skin, but it’s completely hypoallergenic as well. If you just so happen to be a person with acne prone skin who also suffers from a wide array of allergies, 100% Pure might just be your best bet.
Mineral make up is also a great idea, especially when you’re looking for a foundation. BareMinerals is one example of a very popular brand of mineral make up. I bet you’re wondering what’s so fantastic about this so-called wonder-working mineral make up, right? I don’t blame you for wondering, but here is the real deal: the minerals actually absorb excess oils and moisture from your skin. Less oils, less acne. It’s that simple.
Foundation is always the biggest problem people with oily or acne prone skin face. This is what is going to cause (or not cause, as we all hope) the most acne. A few good choices that people with acne prone skin swear by are: Loreal Oil Free Moisturizer, Neutrogena’s Sheer Tint, BareMinerals, Cosmedicine’s Medi-Matte, Chanel Perfection Lumiere, Clarins Ever Matte Foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H, and Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation. Not sure if any of those will work for you? I hate saying this, but trial and error is really the best way to find which specific product will work best for you. It’s highly recommended to start with the foundations I just stated, however, as these are the ones others like you have raved over.
No matter what type of make up you decide to go with, however, there are a few must-do tips for those with acne prone skin. First and foremost, you must ALWAYS check the label! Don’t be fooled with those tricky little slogans companies throw on their products. “Oil Free”, “Non-Comedogenic” and “Dermatologist Tested” on the label does not always mean a product is right for you. There are a few key ingredients in a lot of make up products that are actually good for your skin, and that’s what you really want. When reading the label, look to see if your make up contains titanium and zinc. These both have anti-irritant properties, combat inflammation, and have an all-natural SPF for sun protection. While those are the things you actually want in your make up, there are a few things you want to make sure are not in them as well. Keep an eye out for the following products and try to avoid anything which contains them: sodium chloride, soybean oil, and methanol.
Our second tip? Don’t overdo. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Remember that. Only use the barest amount of cosmetics necessary. It doesn’t matter how great your make up might be for the skin, if you use too much of it you are still prone to clogged pores and more acne. On this very same note, you want to always make sure to wash your face before bed and when you wake up. A clean face decreases your chances of blemishes, and sleeping in make up will have you waking up with more zits than when you laid down.
Our last tip is don’t use excessive lip gloss, or any lip gloss if you can refrain from it. You see, lip gloss is oily and slick. It usually tends to slip and slide itself right off yours lips and onto your face. This is why one of the most commonly blemished spots is around the nose and lips. So if you’re serious about being good to your acne prone skin, just stay away from lip gloss.
Keeping all of these suggestions and tips in mind, you should be able to find what the best make-up for acne prone skin is for you as an individual. Remember that everyone is different, and that means that everyone’s skin is different. Just because something works wonders for someone else with acne prone skin doesn’t mean it will leave you impressed also. Don’t fret because there really is something out there just for you- you just need to go out and find it!