Anyone who’s suffered from acne as a teen or adult knows how stressful it can be to feel like everyone is staring at your skin. There’s nothing more annoying than waking up with a massive pimple on the face. And for anyone who’s attempted to cover up a breakout during the summer, you already know about the struggle that comes with applying concealer to oily, sweaty skin.
Makeup doesn’t have to be excessive on your skin: with good hygiene and oil-free products, you can hide your acne without clogging your pores. If you want to make your pimples and acne scars disappear, these tips will help you to solve this problem.
Acquire oil-free makeup
Cosmetics that do not clog pores are called noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic. The first ingredient in your makeup should be water. Opt for mineral-based cosmetics, which will absorb excess oil and hide redness without irritating your skin. Noncomedogenic makeup does not interfere with acne medication.
Clean and moisturize your skin
Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized.
Gently wash your face with warm water. Apply a sunscreen or a moisturizer-sunscreen combination for protection against the sun.
Sunscreen does not cause acne unless it contains harmful chemicals such as benzophenone.
Wait a few minutes to allow your skin to absorb the moisturizer, then use your fingers or a sponge to apply primer. Apply a primer onto your skin to ensure the rest of your makeup goes on smooth and stays on all day. I use Honest Beauty Everything Primer. This product is very light, yet it’s moisturizing and gives a healthy glow. It does not dry or tighten my skin. I like that his fragrance is barely noticeable. Also, it makes my skin look super healthy and fresh. This is the best primer I’ve ever used. Every girl should have this primer in her makeup routine!
I received this product as a sample in the Honest Beauty free trial. Inside of the box I found this primer, a cleanser gel, a deep hydration cream, a lip crayon, a creme blush and shampoo+conditioner. I recommend you this box because all the products are made with natural ingredients and are suitable for sensitive skin.
I suggest you try some for yourself, and now you can request a sample kit for free (well, you gotta pay the $5.95 shipping). But the good part is that you will receive 6 products very good. I am sure that you will love Honest Beauty Everything Primer, but surely all the products will please you.
Wait a few minutes for your primer to set, then apply concealer in an x to your acne. Gently pat it in place. Do not rub, or it may streak. Be sure you cover each side of the blemish.
You can use a green concealer to diffuse pigmentation. Never apply green concealer after applying foundation.
Blot your base with a tissue
Absorb any excess of makeup by lightly pressing a tissue into your skin, allowing you to get as natural finish as possible.
With a brush, apply the liquid makeup in round, stippling motions so you can get coverage without wiping off the concealer you already applied.
Set your makeup
After waiting a few more minutes for your makeup to set itself, apply a pressed powder to ensure it stays put for the rest of the day. I give you a tip. I recently discovered CoverGirl Pressed Powder and I am so excited, because it is affordable, effective, and it has a soothing smell. The formula reminds me a lot of the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powders, and here is a comparison of it with my MAC MSFN in Medium.
I never could find one that did what it promised, but this one does. Blends right in and does not go into my fine wrinkles. If you want to check whether it matches with your skin type, here you find some samples of CoverGirl Pressed Powder. In this way, you can verify what shades it is suitable for your skin tone.
Apply the rest of your makeup
Once your foundation has set, you can apply the rest of your makeup. Then use setting spray after makeup application to merge layers and avoid slipping.
I hope that these tips will help you. You’ll be surprised at how easy these are to accomplish. Try these steps and let me know how it goes.