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Makeup Tips for Acne Prone Skin

By Guest Blogger, Sophia A.

Makeup Tips for Acne Prone Skin

Makeup and acne often seem to be locked in a repetitive cycle. You use makeup to cover the acne, but then the makeup causes more breakouts, so you use more makeup, and so on.

How can you effectively cover acne and create the appearance of flawless skin without using the heavy, oily products that might provoke more breakouts?

Fortunately, there are a variety of makeup solutions that provide great coverage without exacerbating acne-prone skin, and not all of them cost a fortune.

But first, a word about makeup labels and their ingredients.

Starting with “Non-comedogenic” makeup which is also sometimes called “non-acnegenic.” While this means that the makeup won’t clog pores, and therefore won’t cause breakouts the truth is that there is no set standard for what that term means or which ingredients are formulas are non-comedogenic. While it’s nice to see that on the label, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the product won’t cause breakouts.

People with acne-prone skin should avoid heavy, thick, or solid makeup products. It can be tempting to try these when looking for great coverage, but the ingredients that make these products thick often promote breakouts.

Avoid makeup with a lot of added ingredients, particularly unnecessary ones like fragrances. And always avoid makeup with any alcohol in it to avoid an acne-causing reaction.

Keep in mind that a lot of makeup labels and terminology are simply marketing language designed to sell the product. Unless the brand has invested in independent, scientific, clinical trials to back up their claims, treat everything with a healthy dose of skepticism.

When shopping for makeup for acne-prone skin, there are a few helpful things to look out for such as:

 

A BB or CC Cream with Salicylic Acid and Sun Protection

By combining light coverage, salicylic acid, and sun cream, a BB or CC cream unites the functions of several products into one. Salicylic acid helps clear pores and prevent acne, and the combination means that you’re not layering multiple products onto your face.

Try the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Skin Perfector with salicylic acid and SPF 30

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A Spot Treatment and Concealer in One

While everyone with acne seems to be accustomed to following a spot treatment with a separate concealer, some products combine both, so you’re covering acne while treating it at the same time.

Try the Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment with light pigment and salicylic acid

 

A Color Correcting Primer

Most people with acne have a lot of redness and irritation that they need to cover. A color correcting primer with shades of green will neutralize excess redness and even out skin tone, texture, and color. Many also come with beneficial, skin-soothing ingredients.

Try the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer.

 

A Lightweight Foundation That Covers and Fights Acne at The Same Time

Many foundations come with skin nourishing and acne-fighting ingredients while still offering the coverage that you need to cover up breakouts. It’s worth trying a few different ones to find the one that works best for your skin needs and tone.

Try the e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation, which includes salicylic acid, witch-hazel, tea tree, and aloe

 

An Acne-Fighting Mattifying Powder

 Many powders are thick and clog pores. Look for a powder that is loose and lightweight, and it may help to find one that contains salicylic acid to prevent breakouts.

Try the Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder with salicylic acid and vitamins A and C.

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Whatever your makeup regimen, it is especially important for people with acne-prone skin to thoroughly cleanse and condition every night. Even the best makeup will clog pores and cause breakouts if it isn’t completely removed at the end of the day.

If you are using an acne-fighting skin care regimen, follow the system as instructed. If you aren’t using a skin-care system, here are some tips to follow nightly:

  • Start with a good makeup remover to get all the makeup off your face. It’s only after the makeup is removed that a cleanser can target oily skin and clogged pores,
  • Follow with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Avoid the temptation to use harsh cleansers that further irritate and inflame the skin. Acne-prone skin does not require more aggressive cleaning.
  • If needed, follow cleansing with a topical acne treatment or spot treatment
  • If not using an acne treatment, calm oily skin with a toner. A toner isn’t necessary for dry skin.

Remember that severe, ongoing acne is best treated by a professional dermatologist, who can prescribe the right medication for your needs.

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Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

By Guest Blogger, Hannah D.

Cleansing dry skin is a tricky business. Any wrong product or ingredient can easily zap out the remaining moisture on your skin.

This, in the end, can spell more trouble.

Dry skin isn’t only unattractive, but it can also make you too conscious of yourself. You can end up with rough skin, flaking and even bleeding.

In choosing the right cleanser for dry skin, you need to pay close attention to its formula and ingredients. Make sure that there are no harsh components that can make your skin drier than it already is.

Pick products that have great hydrating properties. One of your best options is hyaluronic acid.

This ingredient is able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It can attract and retain moisture on your skin without being occlusive.

 For these properties, hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for dry skin. It also makes a great choice even for those who have oily and acne-prone skin.

 Hyaluronic acid can work wonders on aging skin, too. By keeping the skin plump and hydrated, it can essentially make wrinkles and fine lines a lot less prominent.

 To know more about this ingredient and how it can help you deal with your skin concerns, check out the infographic below.

 

Hyaluronic Acid For Skin: The Little-Known Secret To Healthier Skin

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You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

You are Flawless: Easy Ways to Prevent Acne and Dry Skin

Spots, zits, pimples, whatever you want to call them, these little devils can be a nuisance to a woman’s self-esteem and confidence in her appearance. If you’ve suffered from acne, and it is likely you have or will have at some point during your life, you understand the annoyance and frustration which they can bring. A red spot on the face is difficult to hide and requires makeup to cover it, which can only exacerbate the problem. After all the prodding, pressing and damaging your skin, dryness typically follows, which can be another pain. To prevent these skin problems from ever occurring, here are a few easy ways to keep your skin healthy and acne-free.

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Wash your face twice daily

This might seem like an obvious one, but it is the most effective for quick results. Around 20 percent of women in their 20s and 30s suffer from acne and one of the main reasons is lack of personal hygiene. Find a good face cleanser, a bowl of warm water and a soft towel to pat your face dry. Make sure you don’t rub with the towel, this can spread any bacteria from the acne and worsen the outbreak. If you can, stick to a routine daily where you schedule time to clean your face. Moisturizer can prevent dry skin effectively, but only use it if you currently have no areas of acne on the face. Go to your local beauty store and pick a moisturizer which is scent-free. There is nothing worse than choosing the wrong type of skin products, which can cause skin irritation. To solve this problem, do your research before buying and ask a shop assistant for advice.

Drink more water

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The question of how much water to drink has always been a conundrum, but the most common answer is around eight glasses per day. If we were all perfectly honest, we would say that we don’t drink enough, but the health benefits are countless. Not only is water good for your skin, but it can fix other beauty-related problems and improve the internal function of your body. Issues such as, withered hair, brittle fingernails, strong-smelling body odour and headaches, are all a result of not drinking enough water. One great tip is to have a glass of water with every meal, that way you are receiving your daily portion without really noticing it. For those of us who don’t enjoy the taste of tap water, invest in one of the best RO systems to filter and remove any impurities in the water. By doing this you will have better water and be on the right track for healthier skin.

Hands away from the face

It may sound odd, but your hands harbour a decent amount of bacteria, and if you touch your face, that’s wear it all goes. Did you know that something so silly like touching your face too much, can give you the flu? There are a few other reasons why you shouldn’t keep touching your face, and dirty skin is one of them. Items such as, phones, doorknobs, and keyboards contain millions of germs, and if they get on your face, an unwanted acne breakout will occur. If you have a habit of placing your hands on your face, try holding a stress ball to distract yourself. This bad habit could be the reason for your spots. So next time you’re watching Netflix, keep your hands away from the face!

Get a good night’s rest

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Yes, sleep is the answer to many health issues, and one of them is the repairing of your skin! The importance of sleep is underestimated and should be as high on your health list as that of eating. Who would’ve known that a lack of sleep, even two or three hours less, could cause a spot breakout?  If you’re struggling to sleep, check out these tips for getting better shut-eye. From reading a book before bed to doing a substantial amount of exercise in the day, these simple activities can maintain and regulate a healthy sleep pattern.

Avoid wearing too much makeup

Some of us couldn’t bear the thought of wearing no makeup for the day, but if you want cleaner, more spot-free skin, this might have to happen. Of course, there are some products which are made for acne-prone skin, but the safest, fastest bet to clear up acne is to go makeup-free for a while. Not only do the ingredients themselves irritate your skin, but if you forget to wipe a day’s worth of makeup off before going to bed, the bacteria is festering on your skin all night. So do yourself and your skin a favour, go natural for a few weeks!

Do some exercise

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Slotting time in for exercise is also crucial for your health and a way to get better, spot-free skin. There is a range of great exercises to choose from and enjoy doing. Squats, sit-ups, light jogs and swimming, the list is endless. As you exercise, blood flow increases and carries nutrients and oxygen to cells throughout your body. Exercise can also decrease stress, which in turn, reduces acne and eczema. So, by following a fun, simple workout everyday, not only are you losing weight, but you’re preventing those nasty spots and dry skin!

Eat these types of foods

Food glorious food, this is definitely true and applies to those foods which help our skin. Many foods have been proven to possess a vast amount of health properties which help to improve the quality of our skin. Dark berries, watercress, and red grapes are full of skin clearing antioxidants. Tomatoes aid collagen production which keeps skin firm. Next time you make spaghetti bolognese add some fresh garlic! You might smell after, but it’s worth it! Garlic helps kill any unwanted bacteria in your body which stops skin infections and acne. There are an abundance of Twitter channels which are dedicated to the acne-removal cause and which give fantastic tips, one of them is AcneSkinSite.

Hopefully, at least one of these methods works for your skin. If not, consider popping down to the doctors and getting some acne treatment. We can’t let spots dictate our life.

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