Make Up for Acne Prone Skin
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Oliva stick foundation that also doubles up as a concealer (Rs. 60/-)
Translucent Powder: Use this to set the concealor and foundation, if needed.
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
- The Body Shop Cheek & Lip Tint (Read review here)
- Lakme Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Gel (Read review here)
If you would still like to use powder
- 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.