If you are prone to acne, finding makeup that will not make you breakout can be tricky. Your goal should always be to find gentle, fragrance-free products that contain acne-fighting ingredients. Here are some areas that should be considered before you invest in your next stock of makeup.
Does makeup cause acne? – Acne can be triggered due to a number of factors. In most cases, the makeup itself does not directly cause the acne, but if the makeup isn’t removed properly, pores can become clogged. Which in turn can cause or worsen Acne.
Is Non-Comedogenic makeup better? – Some beauty products state that they are “non-comedogenic”, which means that it may be less likely to clog your pores. However, since there is no approved or regulated standard in the beauty industry, these statements cannot be confirmed.
What to watch out for – It is best to stay clear of alcohol-based (listed as SD or denatured) or fragrance-loaded makeup. In most cases, such ingredients can trigger or worsen breakouts and oiliness. It is also best to avoid thick, solid makeup like foundations that come in the form of a stick or a creamy compact.
Makeup picks for acne-prone skin – If you have acne prone oily skin, it is best to avoid covering your entire face with a full coverage foundation. Instead, combine medium and full coverage, where required. This will give you a much more natural look and give your skin a chance to breathe. Options to consider: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and Paula’s Choice Foundation SPF 25.