September 11, 2020 2 min read

 For some the struggle to have clear skin is real! Those with acne-prone skin may find themselves applying products to their skin that worsen problems or feeling as though they are not able to wear makeup at all. Finding the best foundations, concealers, and other products for sensitive skin can be difficult and overwhelming. We have a few tips to help you deal with applying makeup to acne-prone skin and assist you in choosing appropriate products.

Determine if makeup is causing your acne

Acne that comes from makeup typically presents as tiny bumps on the chin, cheeks, and forehead. Some may also develop pimples or whiteheads. The tricky thing about this type of acne is that it can take up to six months to appear which may cause people to miss the link between makeup and the breakouts. Once the breakouts start, the best thing to do is to stop using current products and see if the acne clears up. If the breakouts continue, you can determine that it is not due to the makeup.

Treat your acne

A good skin care routine is important to treating acne in general as well as when you are applying makeup on top. Always remove your makeup at night using an oil-free makeup remover. Additionally, you should clean your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Apply the cleanser with your fingertips and rinse with lukewarm water. Avoid scrubbing even when removing makeup.

Clean your brushes

The bacteria that causes acne sticks to makeup, brushes and other applicators. Dead skin and oil also sticks and can be transferred with shared tools and lead to recurring breakouts. The best way to reduce these risks is to only use your own tools and to wash your brushes once a week.

Choose/Apply makeup carefully

There are brands that offer products specifically for those with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin. A good practice is to read the label of products and look for “oil free”, “non-clogging of pores” or

“non-comedogenic.” When applying makeup, use a brush to apply evenly, but gently. The goal is to avoid irritating your skin.

Luscious Cosmetics offers products that are vegan which are also great for those with sensitive skin. The ingredients reduce inflammation and irritation to assist in keeping your skin healthy and looking fabulous.


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