At Makeup for Acne, we are always searching for the best acne makeup. Finding makeup that is safe for acne prone skin involves much more than just reading the label for ingredients. Everyone’s skin reacts differently to specific ingredients and it is important to know this before blindly applying the latest product that everyone is raving about. Know your own skin and what makes you break out. Keep track of what is in a product that you have reacted to in the past. Look for makeup and acne skin care products that have as few ingredients as possible. And, most important of all, make sure you try out a new product on a small part of your face or neck to see what your reaction will be before putting it on your whole face.
A few of my favorite products:
Some of the products I list are not necessarily designed or marketed for acne prone skin, but I’ve had great results with them. In fact, many makeup products that are made specifically for acne can aggravate your skin further if you are already using an acne treatment. Ingredients like salicylic acid, often added to acne makeup, can overdry your skin if you have already applied something like benzoyl peroxide. Consider your own skin’s sensitivity and how dry or oily it is before selecting a product.
Have fun trying out different makeup!
P.S. I often go to the sites advertised on the right to explore reviews on different products. Don’t just listen to sales associates in cosmetic stores. They are often just promoting the latest makeup they’ve been trained on. Use the websites online to get real user reviews. You can always return something if it doesn’t work out for you.