If you are looking for the best makeup for acne prone skin than you are in the right place. Makeup should achieve two very different purposes, first of all you need makeup that doesn’t affect your skin condition and does not worsen it, second of all you need a makeup that hides most of the acne’s effects.
The skin is very affected by heavy makeup. This means that following the two trends above can prove to be quite a daunting task. The best makeup for acne prone skin will typically contain some treatment prior to the makeup itself. The use of astringent lotions or tea tree oil is a must early in the morning. Also it is a great idea to keep the makeup on only for very limited amounts of time. Once you get home it is very good to get rid of the makeup as soon as possible.
When it comes to covering acne signs there are several ways of achieving this. Obviously you could always try to cover them or disguise them. This however means that you will need a heavy makeup and that the skin will suffer. Another approach would be to direct attention from those pimples to other areas of the face. Contrasts are your friends. An unusual eye makeup, some clever shadowing, the way you arrange your hair can all prove to be very effective. This technique has however its limitations depending on the severity of your acne. If your skin is scarred this can become an almost impossible task.
I know that this might sound out of place, but a blackhead is not the end of the world. You won’t look less beautiful with it. The most important thing you must learn is self confidence. No matter how you look at it, those blackheads will still be visible for the careful eye. You must treat your blackheads on a casual note. The best way to make them invisible is to treat them as they are invisible. A make up that tries too much to cover acne will most of the time only achieve the contrary effect. Try to see them as some personality giving face features. The most beautiful woman in the world is the one that sees herself as the most beautiful.
There are indeed some professional means of covering pimples. If you still feel like you need this kind of treatment, go ahead and use, but do not expect miracles. What these cosmetic solutions actually do is to first cover the pimple so its color will resemble the skin around it and then will use another layer of makeup to make it all look the same.
No matter how you see though the best makeup is the one that will heal you rather than aggravate your skin condition. There are plenty of products out there that offer just this. The boundary between the pharmaceutical industry and the cosmetic industry is getting more blurred by the day. No matter what product you choose I recommend that you choose a holistic approach, meaning that once you choose a product you will use all the additional products that come in the series. This is by far the most effective approach when it comes to the cosmetic world. If you decide to put your trust in a brand at least go the whole nine yards and use it to its fullest. Half measures are definitely the last thing that you want to try.
Besides healing the skin some of the cosmetics have a rather different approach. They try instead to let the skin breath. If you have watched commercials for the last decade or so you will see that this phrase “skin breath” has become some sort of mantra for the cosmetic industry. But what does this mean anyway? Breathing for the cosmetic industry means unclogged pores. This is exactly what an acne prone skin needs. There are plenty of products out there that provide this. They can refer to it as having neutral PH or increased collagen production or even revitalizing your skin. The problem is that after looking at these commercials you will have a very hard time choosing the right product. The basic thing is that you should avoid heavy makeup, no matter how skin friendly it is . Second of all avoid excessive oily products.
No matter of the products you choose steer clear from the extremes. If you are so concerned with your acne you are probably a victim of fashion. The fashion standards imposed on women today are nothing less than draconic. Do not become a victim. The beauty standards are not necessarily right. The most important thing when choosing the best makeup for acne prone skin is not the beauty or the appearance of beauty that you will achieve, but rather how comfortable you will feel in your skin. Beauty is only of secondary importance here. It all starts in your brain in the end. No matter how worse your skin will look, self confidence and a positive outlook can prove the most effective makeup ever.
As a conclusion what you must strive for is balance and a mean of standing out from the crowd. Personality and self confidence can do a much better job than all the cosmetics that you will ever find. The best makeup for acne prone skin is the one done by a confident hand.
About The Author:Adrian Holz is skin specialist and been writing about acne problems for last 15 years. He has developed a website where he discuss about different acne and skinproblems.