Is Makeup Making Your Acne Worse?

What You Need To Know About Makeup

If you’re a female with acne, you want to wear makeup to cover your blemishes up. However, some people insist that makeup will only make your acne worse so going bare is the only way to clear up your skin. Does makeup really make acne worse, or is it just another acne myth?

Not All Makeup Is Created Equal

There is no “yes” or “no” answer to the above question. Some makeup may indeed make acne worse while other makeup will have no harmful effects at all. There are even some makeup products designed to make acne better. It’s just a matter of knowing what to look for and what type of makeup agrees with your skin.

Makeup To Avoid

While we can’t give you a “yes” or “no” answer in regards to whether or not you should wear makeup, we can help you steer clear of makeup that is known to worsen acne.

When you suffer from acne, there are some makeup types that you should typically stay away from. Any makeup with an oil base or heavy makeup that will likely clog your pores should be avoided like the plague.

Makeup That Works

Every acne sufferer is different, so what helps one person may irritate another. However, there are some makeup products that tend to be safe for acne-prone skin. These include makeup that contains salicylic acid, mineral makeup and lightweight water-based makeup.

If you try one makeup and you notice your acne breakouts worsen, try a different type. What works for one person may not work for another and you need to find the makeup that is right for you.

Remember, no matter what type of makeup you wear (or even if you don’t wear any makeup at all) you need to thoroughly wash your face every night to remove debris. This will help prevent clogged pores and will aid in the maintenance of acne-free skin.

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