Best Makeup for Acne-prone Skin

How do you feel when you have to attend a party the following day and you get a cluster of painful red bumps on your face? You constantly worry if your makeup will further flare up the acne on your face. You need to consider a lot of things before choosing makeup for your acne prone skin. One of the most important things is to opt for a good oil-free foundation as well as a primer.

Cosmetics for Acne Prone Skin

~ The face cream or the moisturizer you choose must be free from lanolin and isopropyl myristate.
Instead of heavy moisturizers, use serums and light water based lotions that are capable of restoring the moisture balance without letting it dry.

~ The foundation you choose must be non-comedogenic (one that does not clog pores).

~ You can opt for a mineral makeup or liquid makeup containing organic botanical extracts, titanium oxide and zinc oxide with anti bacterial properties.

~ Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that are capable of controlling acne.

~ You should never apply cosmetics with dimethicone and bismuth oxychloride as they clog the pores present on your skin.

~ You should never apply astringents, exfoliators, masks and toners containing alcohol on acne.

~ Use a gentle non abrasive cleanser with benzoyl peroxide on your skin.
Best Makeup for Acne Prone Skin
Now that you have got an idea about the right kind of cosmetics for acne, you can try to cover up the acne and gift yourself a flawless look.

~ Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser (non comedogenic). First rinse with warm water and then splash cool water on your face. Dry your face with a soft towel. This helps to close the pores.

~ Now apply rose water or a gentle non alcoholic toner on your face and neck with a soft cotton. This helps cleansing traces of dirt if left over on your skin after cleaning.

~ Use a water based or oil free moisturizer on your face to avoid the greasy look. You can even mix a few drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil with the moisturizer to soothe your skin.

~ Apply a non greasy concealer on the acne, pimples and spots present on your face. The color of the concealer should match your skin tone.

~ Now dab the desired amount of foundation on your palm and apply evenly all over your face with delicate sliding and sweeping motions. Then blend it perfectly on your face. The foundation should be either oil free, water based, transparent or matte. You can also mix some powder with your foundation for giving a better coverage to the acne.

~ Use a clean makeup brush to apply the blusher on your cheeks. The blusher should also be oil free and mild.

~ Dab either loose or compact powder on your face for a perfect finish. This gives you a neat, oil free and smooth look.

Apart from these, you must also take care of your skin to avoid pimples and acne. You can also use a tinted moisturizer for the base makeup instead of foundation. Always remove all traces of makeup before going to bed.