One of the biggest fears of people with acne-prone skin is applying makeup! It’s not the makeup products they fear but the impact it might have on their skin that scares them. Applying makeup that’s heavy or loaded with harsh chemicals can wreak havoc on the skin. But that’s not all. There are several factors, which, if not taken care of, several factors can trigger breakouts or irritate your skin. To help you navigate the hurdles of applying makeup on sensitive skin, we’re listing down some easy tips that are sure to help.
Scroll down to read about six simple tips for applying makeup on acne-prone skin.
- Pick your makeup products wisely
- Make primer your BFF
- Steer clear of oil-based, heavy foundation
- Always use clean makeup brushes and sponges
- Use a colour corrector
- Always remove your makeup at the end of the day
Pick your makeup products wisely
First things first, if you have acne-prone skin, you must pick makeup products that won’t aggravate or irritate your skin. So, steer clear of makeup with ingredients like paraffin, phthalates, isopropyl myristate, or petrolatum. They can clog your pores and cause breakouts on your face. Look for products that have non-comedogenic, hyaluronic acid, and hypoallergenic on its label. Also, it is important to have a healthy, everyday skincare routine in place to take care of your acne-prone skin to keep it calm and irritation-free.
Make primer your BFF
It is important to apply primer before applying makeup, especially if you have acne-prone skin. This not just helps the makeup stay longer but also smoothes out your pores. Make sure to pick a nice mattifying primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. This primer softens your blemishes, gives you an even tone and makes your skin smooth for the base to blend in easily. It gives a matte finish to your face and is extremely lightweight and waterproof.
Steer clear of oil-based, heavy foundation
Picking the right foundation is super important while applying makeup on acne-prone skin. Go for a matte, oil-free foundation like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation that is light on our skin and blends easily. It gives you medium to high coverage and comes with SPF 20 that gives you a natural-looking matte finish and protects it against sun damage too.
Always use clean makeup brushes and sponges
It is super important to remember that you NEVER share your makeup brushes with anyone or use dirty sponges or brushes. Unwashed makeup brushes and sponges serve as the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can wreak havoc on your skin and aggravate irritation or breakouts. So make sure you clean your makeup brushes after every use and never share them with anyone.
Use a colour corrector
Acne can cause redness, scars and discolouration on your face; that’s where colour correctors come to the rescue. Before dabbing on foundation and concealers, use a green colour corrector to conceal and neutralise the scar or redness. This makes sure your makeup doesn’t appear cakey, or you don’t end up putting more than needed foundation on your face.
Always remove your makeup at the end of the day
Lastly, always remember to take off your makeup with the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water to ensure your skin is makeup, dirt and oil-free before you hit the bed. The Simple micellar water removes tough makeup instantly and is very gentle on your skin as it has no alcohol, artificial perfume or colour in it. Enriched with glycol (nourishes), hexylene (eliminates impurities), vitamin B3 (smoothens), vitamin B (purifies), vitamin C (prevents dryness), and triple purified water (hydrates), it gets rid of impurities while leaving your skin hydrated and supple. What we love is that this clean micellar cleansing water is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested - so you don’t have to worry about anything!