4 essential make-up tips for acne prone skin

You do not have to completely write off make-up if you have an acne-prone skin. Follow these tips.

While make-up can cover up your imperfections, you need to be quite careful while dealing with acne-prone skin. The make-up you use can make matters worse by clogging your pores and leading to breakouts. To help you out, cosmetologist Nandita Das shares tips that will not only cover your blemishes but also help you treat them.

1. Wear oil-free primer: Use an oil-free primer before applying the make-up as it will absorb the excess oil on your face and create a smooth base for you to apply the make-up. The oil-free primer will allow your make-up to glide on evenly on the bumps you may have.

2. Use acne-fighting foundations: Some foundations contain ingredients like lanolin and mineral oil that clog your pores and lead to breakouts. At the same time, many foundations have been formulated to contain zero pore-clogging ingredients. Some of them also contain soothing anti-acne ingredients which hide and fight acne simultaneously. Look for foundations that contain glycolic or salicylic acid. Follow these tips to choose the right skincare products for acne-prone skin.

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3. Use clean make-up brushes: Apply your products with clean make-up brushes instead of your hands. Your hands can harbour excess oil and bacteria and using brushes will keep you from touching your face with your fingers. Also, ensure that you clean your brush two to three times a week as the excess make-up left on it could be a breeding ground for dirt and oils that could spread on your face.

4. Use light strokes: While applying the make-up with brushes use gentle strokes to apply the make-up as pressing too much can irritate the skin and cause breakouts. Here's a night skincare routine for acne-prone skin.

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