Whether you’re in your pre-teens, teens, twenties, or thirties, there’s one thing these age groups have in common: a strong dislike for acne. Acne is a skin condition that is caused by a variety of things including hormones, oil, the environment, dirt, and more. And because acne takes a little time to get rid of, people like to use makeup to conceal and cover it up— making it less noticeable in the process. To ensure that you get the most out of your makeup for your acne prone skin, we have created a brief guide with some hopefully helpful tips. Read on to learn more.
Put a Moisturizer On Before Foundation
If you are using a spot treatment that contains ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, your skin will get dry and flaky— making it almost impossible for you to get a smooth look from your foundation. To help get rid of the flakiness, try blotting on a thick moisturizer about 15 minutes before you put on the foundation— this should help get rid of the flakiness in the process.
Wash Your Makeup Brushes
Can you even remember the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Makeup brushes are notorious for harboring acne-causing germs, bacteria, and oil which means that you should be washing them on a regular basis. Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology recommends that patients clean their makeup brushes with soap and warm water about once every three weeks.
Try a Color Corrector
When you are covering up acne with makeup, it’s easy to wash out all color or signs of life from your skin. To help add a little more pop to your skin tone, try using a color corrector. Colors like orange, peach, and tangerine contain natural skin tones that you can add to the top of an acne scar or blemish to make you look more alive.
If you suffer from acne, schedule an appointment with Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology. With the proper treatment and diagnosis, we will be able to help you get rid of your acne and start feeling like your confident self again.