We use makeup to conceal blemishes and acne and that in turn clogs the pores, causing more irritation and further aggravation. So does this mean you can't use makeup at all? Of course not! As long as you are smart with your makeup choices you can have your cake and eat it too! Work with these five acne friendly makeup products to let your acne prone skin breathe.

Face wash
 

Face wash

Face wash is of prime importance to acne prone skin. You need a gentle face wash which unclogs pores, removes blackheads, removes impurities and keeps the sebum production in check. Enriched with 100% natural exfoliants and strawberry fruit extracts, Lakmé Blush & Glow Face Scrub with Strawberry Extracts works like a charm for oily, acne prone skin.

Toner for pores
 

Toner for pores

While toners are a must for acne prone skin, finding the right toner is a challenge. Most toners have alcohol which can further irritate and stress your skin. Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner is a non-alcoholic toner designed to tighten the pores and also frees your skin of bacteria.

CC Cream
 

CC Cream

A heavy foundation offers coverage but also aggravates acne. Instead, opt for a CC cream which conceals blemishes and is not too heavy. Enriched with aloe vera extracts and SPF, Lakmé 9to5 Naturale CC Cream, is our pick for daily wear.

Serum
 

Serum

Even oily skin needs a dose of hydration. Serums are a great way to feed nutrients and vitamins to the skin so that your skin looks young and radiant. The trick is to opt for a water-based hydrating serum like Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum for hyper-glossy skin.

Powder compact
 

Powder compact

Acne-prone skin responds better to powder foundation over liquid foundation.  Powder-based foundations don't clog your pores and absorb sebum better. Looking for recommendations? Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Finishing Powder is just the product you should be looking at. Enriched with aloe vera and green tea extracts which soothe the acne prone skin this powder foundation also provides an amazing matte finish and good coverage to your skin.