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How To Properly Use And Apply Make Up When You Suffer From Acne

Aug 17, 2007
Make-up and Acne

Applying make-up when you have acne is not an easy task, but many teenage women face this problem. If you have ever had to do this you also know what a pain it can be. Being a teenager and learning how to wear make-up is hard enough without the added problem of acne. Here are a few things you may want to try to help ease the process.


First thing you need to do is make sure you practice good hygiene. Washing your face with cool or cold water and a mild soap or cleanser is very important. You need to make sure you keep your face clean. Be careful not to over wash your face, as this can actually damage the skin. After washing carefully dab your face dry with a towel. After washing and drying your face you should apply an astringent. The use of moisturizers and exfoliants can also help keep skin clean and healthy. All of these products can be found at your local retailers.


Next you will need to decide weather or not you will wear make-up during an outbreak. Some females choose not to because it is such a hassle. Other females like to wear the make-up to help hide the acne. Being a teenager is not always easy, and make-up helps some females feel better about the way they look. There is no right or wrong in this situation, it is up to you as an individual to decide what is best for you.

Type of Make-up

If you do decide to wear make-up, you need to pay attention to what kind you are wearing. Make-up can clog pores can cause more acne. There are make-ups made for teens who have acne that will prevent clogging. These make-ups may also contain an ingredient to help kill the bacteria and clean the pores. There is also non-allergic make-up that can reduce skin irritation and reduce redness.

Department Stores

Many department stores have make-up artists that can help with any questions. Many times these women have special training, and are willing to help. There is no need to be embarrassed either, just remember these women were teenagers once too, and probably dealt with the same problems. The department store may even have special workshops on how to apply make-up properly or how to fight acne. Make sure when you are asking these make-up artists for advice they know that you suffer from acne.


You may also want to try talking to a consultant who works for a sales organization. These women may also have products that are designed to help with acne problems. Many times these companies have been around for a while and have a good reputation.


Once you find a make-up that works for you, and have some good tips and advice it is time to apply the make-up. Most times you will be told to use concealer to cover the problem area or areas, then apply foundation to the same places, then continue with the rest of your face. After foundation apply the rest of your make-up to your eyes and lips and so forth and finish off with some powder.

Taking these steps should help you with your make-up during this difficult time. Just remember that there is no one magic cure for everyone. You may have to try more than one product or combination of products before you find what works best for you, just be patient.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Makeup and Beauty Supplies at http://www.makeupandbeautyplus.com
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