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Skin Care Products > Articles > A Step-by-Step Guide to Conceal Acne With Make-Up

A Step-by-Step Guide to Conceal Acne With Make-Up

Posted On: - 2010-08-11 01:48:36


Acne can be a serious skin concern among women. While natural causes such as hormones, bacteria and stress are always there, some women get acne by using cosmetics as well. This is why you need to practice a healthy beauty routine using make-up effectively conceal acne and blemishes.

Can Cosmetics cause Acne?
Make-up particles and cosmetics accumulate within skin follicles and block the pores. When excess oil builds up within dead skin cells, the pores become clogged and blemishes appear. This can further develop into small bumps including papules, pustules and comedones across the face or scalp thus making the skin look dull and rough.

Concealing Acne with Make-Up
With the right make-up you can not only cover your blemishes, but also make your skin look flawless and more radiant. Also, when you wear make-up it helps you avoid the temptation of picking at your pimples. Before this you need to make sure you maintain good hygiene so that you can prevent the spread of acne causing bacteria. So, store your cosmetics in a cool dry place and avoid the accumulation of dust or bacteria. In addition, wash your brushes, sponges and puffs on regular basis. Also, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before you apply make-up. In fact, consider using an acne-fighting cleanser to remove all dead skin cells, oil and dirt from your face before you begin your make-up routine.

Here is a step-by-step guide to conceal your blemishes with make-up.

Step 1: Apply an Oil-Free Foundation

First of all, create a base on your face by applying a light oil-free foundation. Use light strokes to spread the foundation over your face evenly. Women with acne concerns should consider using mineral cosmetics because they contain all-natural minerals and are free of any artificial additives that irritate the skin and aggravate acne.

Glo Minerals presents Glo Pressed Base Powder Foundation, an amazing mineral foundation that gives you full coverage and a semi-matte finish. It hides all your little imperfections and gives you a flawless finish. Infused with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and Green Tea extracts, it defends the skin against the damaging rays of the sun and boosts the protection against free radicals.

Step 2:
Use a Concealer

For blemishes and pimples that are visible even after applying foundation, you need to cover them with a concealer. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone and dab it over your pimples. It also helps to correct redness caused by acne.

Step 3: Top it off with Powder

Apply a loose powder on your face to set the concealer. It will give you a long lasting coverage to carry you through the day.

Whatever make-up you apply, make sure you wash it off thoroughly before going to bed. Also, make sure you use a mild make-up remover that does not contain harsh ingredients as it can remove your skin”s natural oil that protect it from being invaded by bacteria and other acne-causing impurities.

Naomi Andrews is a professional esthetician and skin care expert. Having worked at several spas and medical spas has gained her intensive knowledge about skin care products and mineral cosmetics. Through her articles she informs women about skin care and the proper way to use make-up.