Make Up Basics for Acne-Prone Skin

If your skin easily gets acne, it is likely that your face often gets pimples and blemishes that you are tempted to pop. Acne-prone skin is also prone to scars. How can you then get a flawless look with makeup as the filmstars do? This post will walk you through some basic to-dos.

foundation for acne-prone skin

Before You Begin

1. Check all your skincare and makeup products. Acne breakouts mean your face gets greasy soon and you have oily skin. So the first thing to do is make sure you are not adding extra oil content to your face. Makeup or face washes that are rich in oils and emollients will only make your acne worse even if the products may work wonders on other skin types. You need to invest in non-oil based skin and beauty care products.

2. Set up a good skincare routine that involves exfoliating at least 2-3 times a week.

3. If you are buying new products, remember to patch-test and check if your skin for reactions as anything can cause an acne breakout.

Setting the Foundation for Applying MakeUp

Now that you have the right products, let’s begin the make-up process:

1. Wash your face using a gentle circular motion and pat it dry. It is best to not exfoliate immediately before applying makeup.

2. Use a water-based moisturizer and let it sit a couple of minutes.

3. Now ensure you have good light around your makeup area. Avoid yellow lighting and let the light fall evenly without casting shadows on your face while you work on it.

4. Cross-check that all the applicators you will be using like sponges and brushes are clean and soft.

5. Apply a light coat of primer. Choose a primer for oily skin so you are able to let your skin breathe. Such primers are usually water-based and absorb oil from your face giving it a matte look. Other primers are likely to clog your pores and aggravate your acne condition.

6. Now let’s move to the foundation. Again, choose a foundation for acne-prone skin. You can opt for liquid, cream, or powdered foundation for a base layer. The trick is to apply it evenly and let it set. For this, use a soft applicator and blend the foundation after dabbing a little of it on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Use a circular motion to spread the foundation. Keep the layer light. Do not cake-up your skin with foundation and do not forget to apply it on your neck and other exposed areas like the back or skin around your collar bones too.

7. If you do need to cover blemishes or scars, use a concealer for the purpose. Remember to be gentle and use small amounts. Heavy use of concealer too can like heavy use of foundation cause your make up to crack, discolor, and look shiny in an unappealing manner.

Now you are all set to apply your powder, blush, eye makeup, and lipstick as you want. Go on, and give yourself the makeover you have been eyeing!