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Recently I’ve been looking for experts in areas that I’m not so that Make Me Up Marie can become a well-rounded blog, covering each and every topic I know my readership is after. Daisy seemed to have a huge amount of health and beauty insight and expertise, so I asked her if she’d be willing to share some of it here, with us. As you can see/guess, she said yes!
I gave her free-reign on what to write and was ecstatic when she delivered ‘5 Tips For Applying Flawless Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin’ to my inbox. Though being burdened with a BAD breakouts every now and again, I’ve not ever experienced acne myself, meaning it’s a subject I honestly don’t know much about. But Daisy does, which makes this the perfect partnership!
So, before I ramble any longer, here’s that post a lot of you guys have asking for:
Daisy Grace works as a content coordinator for Global Internet Magazine. She specialises in women’s health and also explores topics related to general health and beauty. Daisy loves studying the latest trends in cosmetics and skincare, and likes to educate people on her findings, via honest product reviews and advice-based guest articles.
5 Tips For Applying Flawless Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin
Acne is cumbersome to deal with, and it often causes fading of the skin’s brightness. For most individuals suffering with acne, this dullness can be extremely difficult to cover and conceal properly with makeup.
Besides skin redness, acne can cause flaking and skin tenderness, thus making the surface prone to itchiness. Acne sufferers sometimes feel burdened, like their face is abnormal – which is extremely sad but unsurprisingly common.
Of course, medicine and treatments can be a huge help for those with such skin conditions. However, what a doctor is untrained to teach you is how to apply your makeup so that it looks flawless.
As a health and beauty consultant, I’m here today to do what the doctor can’t. So, without further adieu, here are my 5 simple tips for applying makeup to acne-prone skin:
- Prep, Prep, and Prep Some More
Creating smooth and radiant skin requires effort, unfortunately. Essential steps to getting there include exfoliating as well as moisturising. These two steps are vital to giving you a great look and complexion. Nevertheless, going overboard on the exfoliation could cause several harmful issues. It can irritate the skin, cause itchiness and enhance skin redness. In addition, it could expose the skin to pathogens and in turn increase the risk of acne. Using exfoliating chemicals too regularly may be harmful to acne prone skin. To avoid this, be gentle, only apply as and when needed, use circular scrubbing motions and try choosing a product that will take care of the skin.
By “choosing a product that will take care of the skin”, I mean use only the gentlest of products, suited to your skin type. Look for natural scrubs with small partials rather than large textured beads. Continuously using the right exfoliating product for your skin can really improve your complexion.
Before applying makeup, you should also use a gentle moisturiser. Again, don’t overload the skin or overdo it – this can cause a whole load of issues, most notably unbalancing natural oils. Try in the mornings and maybe twice in a week to begin with and see how you get on. If you want to look great without damaging the skin, remember not to overdo beauty tricks. At the same time, it is essential and critical to use your moisturiser every time after the exfoliating process. Failure to do so could make the skin even drier and flakier than before. And if that’s not enough to give you that unblemished summer glow, you can always consider good cleanser as a precautionary measure!
- Stock Up on Scotch Tape
As I have already mentioned, overdoing any beauty tricks may harm the skin and result in it requiring more attention. When you overdo exfoliating or cleansing, your skin gets flakier and drier. It could also be itchier. And we all know that foundation and skin flakes DO NOT mix…
We are also well aware that, if you have acne, flakey skin is sometimes unavoidable. If this is the case, on a day that you are rushing to get out and get somewhere, try patting the skin using Scotch Tape. This tape is amazing at removing the flakes, gently, without causing harm to the skin. The tape’s texture is soft and thus incapable of harming your skin. Afterwards, it is critical to moisturize/hydrate the skin. To save time, mix your favourite moisturiser into your foundation.
- Use a Light Hand
Sometimes, people tend to think that acne or acne prone skin requires a heavy/thick base. However, too many layers of foundation can emphasise texture and marks on the skin. If you do not want to draw attention to your acne marks or pimples, make use of a sheer foundation. Leave the concealing role to the concealers.
- Embrace Color Correctors
Sometimes, the discoloration from acne scars maybe very clear, even after use of the best foundation. Luckily there’s something designed to fix exactly this, and they’re named colour correctors. Simply go over the marks/blemishes using color correctors and use the finger to tap in order to blend. Shades of peach, deep orange, and tangerine colors are the best known to use to neutralise scars. Cool undertones also have their uses, so it’s worth doing further research. I’ll leave some links below.
- Add Some Brightness
If after using all of the above products, your face still requires brightening up, then a highlighter may be just what you need. Achieving a natural looking glow can improve your overall complexion and works wonders on even the dullest of skin types. Use brighteners that you trust to give the skin a natural and long-lasting glow. My personal favourite is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, but there are plenty of options out there for you to explore.