What kind of makeup is good for acne prone skin?

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Acne is not exclusive to adolescence. Many women lost it in adulthood. And one of the most frequent fears is that the use of makeup can make it worse. But if the right products are used, makeup is not incompatible with acne. On the contrary, it can become a great ally to cover skin imperfections. Of course, you can not choose any foundation, it is necessary that they have specific characteristics. We invite you to discover them.


Adult acne, which is usually associated with oily skin, is quite frequent. It is an aesthetic problem that worries a lot and complicates the choice of makeup, especially the base. On the one hand, there is a fear that makeup can make acne worse. On the other hand, some funds can generate shine and increase skin fat, causing an uncomfortable situation.

If you are one of those who face acne and want to treat it while camouflaging it gently or covering it while implying that it worsened and at the same time improve your skin, luckily, there are makeup bases that work to hide those pimples and Once treated and end with acne for its detected and effective ingredients.

It seems that when we have an acne outbreak, it is best to leave the skin in the air so that the pimples breathe and improve their appearance.

When you have acne (or acne-prone skin), the choice of makeup base is a bit more complicated. And it is complicated, above all, by the fear of choosing a product that can aggravate the problem. And although it is true that skin with acne can use makeup without a problem, it is essential that the product used - whether fluid, compact or cream with color - meets certain requirements.

In addition, there are active ingredients in other bases such as salicylic acid or zinc gluconate, which purifies, regulates and performs a mattifying effect on the skin and treats imperfections while masking and camouflaging them. And ideally, if you have skin with pimples, it is to opt for a makeup base whose formula is not too matt or too dry. And what these cosmetics do is to avoid the production of bacteria, control fat, and soothe and soothe the skin since they are not irritating at all.

The fact that you have a skin prone to imperfections should not prevent you from using any of those types of makeup. But there are some things that should be used and others that should be avoided if you have a skin prone to pimples.

  • Quality Matters

  • Use high-quality products. The price is not always an indicator of quality, but "less is more" usually serves as a good quality test when it comes to acne-prone skin makeup. Look for well-tested products that don't have too many additives.

  • Non-comedogenic

  • A non-comedogenic product is one that has been specifically formulated so as not to block the pores of the skin (the blockage of the pores can lead to the appearance of acne and imperfections). Be sure to choose products that claim to be "non-comedogenic" on the packaging (or something equivalent). They are the most suitable for your skin and are safe to use if you are also following medical treatment for acne. More information about the causes of imperfections in the section entitled What is the cause of imperfections? and how do they transform into acne?

    Makeup to cover acne should be comedogenic. Choose a makeup that is tested, tested and has proven its compatibility with acne-prone skin.

  • Proven active ingredients

  • Ideally, the products you choose also contain active ingredients that have demonstrated their ability to improve the condition of the skin prone to imperfections. The tests to look for are those of clinical and dermatological research; The active ingredients that can have an effect on imperfections are, among others, salicylic acid that eliminates grains and has an antibacterial effect.


    How should I prepare my acne-prone skin for makeup?

  • Cleaning

  • Cleaning is the first essential step in acne-prone skincare. Dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells are all elements that can block pores and promote the appearance of new imperfections, so applying makeup on top of all this can only make things worse.

  • Hydration

  • Choose a moisturizer that soothes acne-prone skin and is also perfect as a base product. Since your skin is oily, you will prefer a product with a mattifying effect, which means that it prevents the accumulation of fats in the skin.

    If desired, then you can apply a makeup pre-base after the moisturizer (do not use a pre-base as a moisturizer), but be sure to choose one that is non-comedogenic.

    Let the moisturizer and pre-base absorb a few minutes before applying makeup.

    If you are following medical treatment for acne, apply the appropriate cream or ointment before the moisturizer and allow time for the skin to absorb it.

    It is easy to fall dead tired in bed after a night out, but if you have acne-prone skin, it is very important that you take some time to remove makeup first.

    The skin regenerates itself at night and obtains the best results when it is clean and can breathe. Perform a gentle but thorough cleaning of the skin before going to bed, to remove all makeup and any other trace of dirt, so that the skin can heal itself. Sleeping with makeup, even if it is non-comedogenic, can aggravate imperfections and cause new ones to form.

    Proper makeup, well applied, can help you cover skin imperfections and give you more confidence. Even more: some people, when they have applied their makeup, touch they are faceless and have no interest in spoiling the covering layer. This, in principle, is good news for those with acne because there is nothing worse for the skin than touching the pimples and blackheads or pimples.


    Sonia Corredor/Shimarz Blog Writer


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