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Make Up for Acne Prone Skin


There are some basic do’s & don’ts when choosing make up for acne prone skin:

Choose oil-free cosmetics that are labeled “non-comedogenic” (won’t clog pores)
  • Apply makeup after applying acne medication. Wait for 10 minutes to let the medication sink – in
  • Some acne treatments make the skin more sun-sensitive, so try to use products with SPF
  • If you have trouble finding makeup that can be used with acne medication, consult a dermatologist
  • Always clean all traces of make-up before sleeping
  • Always be alert to signs of dryness. Some Acne medications are very strong and can dry out skin completely. So you are left with large pores and dry skin.
Foundation: Pick oil – free foundations that are non-comodogenic.
If your skin is oily try

  1. Maybelline Dream Mousse Foundation (oil free foundation, perfect for oily skins as it tends to absorb oil)
If your skin is drying out due to the medication try

  1. Lacto Calamine lotion (this will not only absorb the excess oil, it will also moisturize and give a sheer wash of foundation to the skin.)
Concealer: essential to hide that acne. Choose a stick/cream concealer as it is easier to blend and it provides better coverage.
Try

  1. Oliva stick foundation that also doubles up as a concealer (Rs. 60/-)
Translucent Powder: Use this to set the concealor and foundation, if needed.
Try

  1. Maybelline White Stay UV Compact (Read review here)
Blush: while powder blushes are generally recommended for oily skin because of their staying power and ability to absorb oil, I would like to differ and recommend gel blushes. Powder may plug the pores to give rise to more pimples

Try

  1. The Body Shop Cheek & Lip Tint (Read review here)
  2. Lakme Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Gel (Read review here)

If you would still like to use powder
Try

  1. Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush – which is non-comodogenic (read review here)
Eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, lip colors generally don’t cause acne so you can use whatever you like in these products.

Please note that I have referred only those products that either I have personally used. There may be certain really good products that I may have missed out on because I have not used them. If so, please feel free to add to the list.


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  1. Tanvi, am kinda scared of large pores :( hope i dont get them...lovely info...

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  2. HI Tanveer,

    ALthough I don't have an oily skin but I would surely pass these tips to my friends who have an acne prone skin. Very useful post!

    Divija, you can try scrubbing a tomato piece on your face. DO that in circular motion. It really helps in reducing pores.

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  3. hi...am new to ur blog..awesome posts...the best of all concealors and god sent one is revlon colorstay concealor with salicylic acid..doubles as a concealor and a medication..but its on the pricier side...would be around 500 bugs but its worth d money...

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  4. awesome post tanveer !
    tho I have oily acne prone skin , still I try not to use make up often , just a sheer wash of lacto calamine with chapstick and kajal .. en em good to go .
    I also discovered a product called tea tree corrective stick , its awesome and wont irritate pimples , will blog about this soon !

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  5. @ Divija: I know wht u mean!! coz I have large pores due to oily skin and I need to keep using rose water during the day to minimize them!

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  6. @ Rati: Thks for the appreciation! Glad to be of help.. & i too will try the tomato paste tip.. Thks!

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  7. @ Nags: Hey! Welcome to Addicted to Blush! Am glad u liked the posts! :D

    Thanks for the tip on concealer! I have not tried anything from revlon except lip gloss so have little idea about their foundations.. Thks for the tip!

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  8. @ Palak: Thks for the compliment! :D
    Do blog about this tea tree stick! Am waiting.. coz I have run out of garnier pimple pen and am looking for a better substitute!

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  9. @ Divija: Am Fine! hw are u? Sorry I cld not reply to the comments earlier! had a slightly busy day in office!

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  10. tanvi, hope all is fine with u...dying for new posts :)

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  11. I gen hav a prob with eye shadows...I always notice dat d cream based ones don't stay 4 long(as expected) bt on my oily skin even powder is put within 4 hrs...maybe dis is the normal duration of shadows...
    Also the stupid liner pencils also run and thus can't apply a dark color-grand exception is colorbar define eye pencil..sticks lik glue..loved ur review of it!

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  12. @ Simran: I have heard that eye lid primers are avialble to solve this problem with liners and shadows that you are having. But i don't know which companies retail this. :D :D

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  13. Hey, regarding comcealers for Acne prone skin, Oriflame has just a right one. It has got Tea Tree and Salicylic acid which help in drying out and treating those zits while actings as a good cover up for your pimples.

    I have used it and i really liked it as i can safely use the product on a pimple.

    Ingredient list of Oriflame Beauty Dual Skin Corrector : DI-C12-13 ALKYL MALATE, POLYDECENE, OZOKERITE, NYLON-12, CARNAUBA, TRIBEHENIN, CERA ALBA, POLYBUTENE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BISABOLOL, GLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA, TRIMETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHER, ZINC OXIDE, GLYCINE SOJA OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CANOLA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL, MELIA AZADIRACHTA, ALLANTOIN, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, BHT, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

    Hope it helps.

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  14. YOu can check their range on the link below : http://in.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCat=&prodFilter=&prodCode=11426

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  15. @Mitra: Thks for the info Mitra! I am sure it will help lots of people :)

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