They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But I beg to differ. I aver that makeup is a girl’s best friend, especially if the girl in question is suffering from horrible acne breakouts. Conventional wisdom states that makeup should never be applied on oily, acne prone skin. But with hypo allergic makeup products easily available today, you can use makeup to camouflage skin imperfections, including acne breakouts and pitted skin.
A makeup video uploaded by a teenage girl on You Tube recently went viral, and made her an overnight web sensation. In this video the girl demonstrated some simple makeup techniques, which she had been using over the years to cover her terrible acne breakouts. Using the right kind of make up products she expertly concealed her acne prone skin to reveal dewy, blemish free skin.
This article will familiarize you with different makeup techniques that can help to skillfully hide acne breakouts, to reveal superbly smooth, flawless looking skin.
How to Apply Makeup for Skin With Acne
Cleanse your Skin
A cardinal rule when it comes to applying makeup is that you should never apply makeup on skin which is full of grease, dirt or grime. You should thoroughly cleanse your skin before applying any kind of makeup. Ladies with acne prone skin should never use run of the mill cleansing bars as it can irritate the skin and lead to further acne breakouts.
If you suffer from acne breakouts, wash your skin with luke warm water and a gentle cleanser like cetaphil. Next pat your skin dry with a clean face towel.
Apply Acne Cream
If your dermatologist has prescribed acne medication, now is the time to apply it. Spread the medicated cream evenly on your skin and allow the cream to be absorbed by the skin completely.
Never step outdoors without applying a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45. It is important to apply a light coating of sunscreen. Don’t go overboard by applying too much sunscreen as it can clog the skin pores and lead to further acne breakouts.
A skin primer should be applied if you have badly pitted skin from previous acne eruptions. Makeup primer helps to firm up the skin. The primer also acts as a base for foundation.
After applying primer you should apply a concealer. For acne prone skin a hypo allergic liquid concealer is ideal. If you have very bad acne flare ups you should use a slightly green hued concealer. On the other hand if you suffer from crusty pimples you should apply traditional concelaer. The traditional concealer should be in a shade that is one shade darker than your natural skin tone.
Apply an even layer of foundation for a natural appearance. Once again hypo allergic foundation is ideal for acne prone skin. Apply the liquid foundation using a wedge shaped sponge dipped in clean water.
Apply Makeup Colors Of Your Choice
Once your facial skin appears smooth and blemish free you can apply the rest of your makeup. Ideally use makeup which is specially formulated for sensitive or acne prone skin.
Remove Makeup Before Sleeping
Always remember to remove all traces of makeup before you turn in for the night. Sleeping with your makeup on can aggravate your acne skin condition.