In the last post we talked about effective solutions for getting rid of ugly acne scars. In this post we are going to go over a few tips for healing and concealing even stubborn acne blemishes.
Acne sufferers all have one thing in common, they just want their acne to go away. Living with acne on a daily basis can often feel like waging war especially when it comes to trying to heal and cover up blemishes.
However, healing in concealing blemishes is not always an easy task. As a matter of fact using the wrong combination of products and techniques can actually do more harm than good and even increase the severity of your breakouts. Remember your acne prone skin is sensitive and should be treated with care.
When it comes to helping your acne heal it’s important to develop the right skincare regimen. You can do this with a variety of over-the-counter products, but I highly recommend visiting your dermatologist so that they can work with you to formulate a plan specifically for your skin type.
A good skin care regimen for acne prone skin will often contain a combination of topical cleansers, creams and treatments, as well as a healthy eating plan to help your body function properly and promote healing from the inside out. Whether you choose to use prescription medications for over-the-counter treatments is completely up to you.
Just remember to be cautious when it comes to trying new products and treatments. For sensitive, acne prone skin a patch test is always a good idea before beginning to use any new product.
To do a patch test simply apply a small amount of the product on a small area of your skin, preferably in an inconspicuous place, then wait 24 hours. This will tell you whether or not you will have a bad reaction to the product. If your skin becomes red, itchy or swollen then the product is too strong for your sensitive skin.
For women wearing makeup is also a concern. Many worry that wearing makeup will make their acne worse. This is both true and false. While there are some makeup’s and concealer’s that can clog your pores and inflame your acne there are also many that are specifically designed for acne prone skin.
When shopping for makeup make sure that you look for products that are non comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Adults who suffer from acne as well as dry skin will want to look for a moisturizing make-up specifically designed not to clog pores. Look for products that will allow your skin to breathe and avoid products that are thick and greasy.
TIP: Mineral makeup is a good option for people with acne prone skin.
There are many products available on the market today that will help hide and even heal acne. Brands like Almay, Murad, Neutrogena and Clinique have full lines of products designed specifically for people with acne prone skin.
You may prefer an affordable yet effective product, give our Clear Skin Anti-Pimple Cream a try.
Otherwise, here is a technique that has been found to have good success:
Start by cleansing your face with your favourite acne product, we use our very own Crystal Cleansing Foam, then pat it dry. Never rub your acne prone skin when drying it, especially during breakouts. Apply moisturizer if needed. Next begin by applying a thin layer of base makeup taking care not to scratch pick or rub your blemishes.
Next comes the concealer, while many believe that applying concealer should be done before applying base makeup, with acne prone skin it actually works better to apply concealer after the base makeup is applied. Gently dab concealer directly on the blemishes, again don’t rub! Simply pat with your fingertip to blend the concealer into your skin. If desired finish by applying a light layer of translucent powder.
When it comes to using makeup to heal and conceal your acne it really boils down to simple trial and error. You may have to try several products and different techniques before you find the one that works best for you.
In the next post, we will be talking about real reason why you should stop yourself from popping your pimples.