Knowing how to do makeup on acne-prone skin is largely perceived as wrong. Like, how can you put on layers of makeup on skin that’s barely surviving, right? But what if we told you, t. are a few tips and tricks that would help you use makeup without smothering your skin!

So, how to do makeup on acne-prone skin? It seems impossible but actually isn’t. And it all starts with your makeup ingredients.

Here are a few tips to help you out!

Go matte
How To Do Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin? Here Are 5 Tips You Should See

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If you have acne-prone skin, chances are your skin is already producing too much oil. So instead of going for an oily foundation or one that promises a dewy finish, buy one that says oil-free, matte or semi-matte. The lack of oil in this foundation won’t clog your pores further and still give you the coverage you desire.

Stay away from occlusive ingredients
How To Do Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin? Here Are 5 Tips You Should See

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T. are tons of ingredients in our makeup products, and for acne-prone skin, tons of bad ones. Occlusive ingredients basically refer to ingredients like phthalates, paraffin wax, mineral oil and petrolatum that don’t absorb into the skin. If you have oily skin, these products can linger and lay on the skin restricting your natural oils from leaving the skin’s surface. This leads to clogged pores and eventual breakouts.

When you SPF, look for zinc
How To Do Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin? Here Are 5 Tips You Should See

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fashionstyle Beauty suggests you always use sunscreen (SPF). Not only does it protect your skin from sun damage, but it also keeps free radicals away. However, if you’re going for a foundation etc with SPF, always look for the secret ingredient – Zinc!

Zinc is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient and products that have zinc oxide will not only give you coverage but full protection from more acne.

Stay away from alcohol and other drying ingredients
How To Do Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin? Here Are 5 Tips You Should See

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Ingredients that dry your skin like alcohol is bad for you. Your skin has a natural exfoliating process that gets rid of dead skin cells. Using a makeup product that has alcohol in it can hinder this process and cause your skin to be riddled with dead skin. This dead skin can get mixed with oil from your skin (sebum) and clog your pores. Hello, breakouts!

Try to have off days (Or just cleanse really, really well)
How To Do Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin? Here Are 5 Tips You Should See

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Normally, we would recommend staying off makeup a few times a week, but we know how hard that can be. If you can’t take some time off makeup to help your skin heal better and faster, then always cleanse after. Makeup will fill your face with tons of gunk, so it is important to wash all that gunk off at when you’re done. Use a product that clearly states it is for oily or acne-prone skin and wash in small circular motions on your skin.

These tips will definitely show you how to do makeup on acne-prone skin! Want more? Check out our beauty page!

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