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How to Wear Makeup When You Have Acne

Girl puts on skin care products and looks in mirror. She has a towel on her head. This article covers how to wear make up when you have acne.

How to Wear Makeup When You Have Acne

When you have acne, a common response is to cover it up with makeup. More often than not, the use of concealers and foundations can actually make your breakouts worse.

Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty. Though sometimes it can be a band-aid solution that will only wreak havoc on your skin in the long run. 

Wearing makeup when you have acne is a balancing act.

It’s important to know what products to use to elevate your natural beauty. Ones that help reduce the appearance of breakouts without actually making things worse. 

The good news is that you can wear makeup that can help reduce your acne’s appearance. While also rejuvenating and treating your skin in the process.

You just need to find the proper routine and complementary products! 

Having acne doesn’t need to mean saying goodbye to makeup. It just means you need to be cautious of the products you use.

Consider how you can use beauty products to help the appearance of your acne not only in the short term but also in the long term. 

Use Medical-Grade Products

The best kind of skincare for people dealing with acne will be medical-grade products. These products are formulated to provide cosmetic results while also offering medical properties.

There are many physical and online retailers like Body Clinic Skincare that are authorized to sell medical-grade products like Skinceuticals and more.

Products that will elevate your appearance and help treat your acne. 

Incorporate the Right Moisturizer 

Years ago, the idea arose that moisturizing products make your skin oily and contribute to breakouts.

This myth is particularly harmful because the right moisturizer is a must-have for anyone struggling with acne.

That said, be sure to incorporate the right moisturizer into your routine.

According to WebMD, it’s essential to avoid moisturizers with drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide.

Instead, opt for oil-free and lightweight moisturizers with ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which can help maintain your skin’s moisture.

The first thing to consider though is your skin type. That is the most important thing when it comes to choosing a moisturizer.

Look for Non-Comedogenic Products

Look for moisturizers and similar products labeled “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic.” This label signifies that the product won’t clog your pores and is especially helpful for acne. 

Check the Ingredient List

Be sure to check out the ingredient list of the products you buy. Know both the ingredients to gravitate towards and the ones to leave behind. 

Good ingredients to look out for include those that absorb oil, reduce redness, and don’t irritate your skin.

These include:

  • Silica
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zinc oxide
  • Dimethicone

Patch Test

Listen to your skin. The reality is that many ingredients in cosmetics can irritate your skin or cause an allergic reaction.

Before using a product all over your face, do a patch test.

Test the product on one patch of clean skin to see how your skin reacts after 24 hours.

Remove Your Makeup

No one should be going to bed with their makeup on. It will contribute to skin breakouts and more.

Be sure to remove your makeup before bed with an oil-free remover.

Just avoid scrubbing your face, as this can irritate your skin.

After removing all products from your face, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. Anything harsh or abrasive will cause more redness, which is the opposite of what you want.

Wash Your Brushes

Wash your brushes every week and avoid sharing them with anyone else. This will prevent spreading any oils, bacteria, or dead skin cells when you use them to apply products.

Don’t Give Up

Just because you struggle with acne doesn’t mean you have to give up your makeup. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is more than okay for people with acne to wear makeup.

They just need to be cautious.

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The most important thing is to identify beauty products that can actively help treat your breakouts while helping you reduce their appearance.

Do you have any other tips on how to wear make up when you have acne?

-Dr. Drayman

Girl puts on skin care products and looks in mirror. She has a towel on her head. This article covers how to wear make up when you have acne.

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