I think wearing too much make-up, and cloggy greasy make-up is a big factor in causing breakouts and acne. Picking foundations and make-up that are non-comedogenic and oil free are very important to me. If make-up is non-comedogenic it means that it will not block your pores, and therefore cannot cause the formation of blackheads…
In the photo above you can see my skin before make-up is pretty clear – thank you accutane! But all of these products I have used even when my skin was at its worst. Even though my skin isn’t full of spots you can see that these products also reduce redness and shine in my face!
My Favourite Acne Coverage Products
Bare Minerals Original Foundation This is one I have blogged about many times before, but I don’t think ill ever change this as being a part of my daily make-up. It’s a really light weight powder that also provides amazing coverage. It does not cause spots to appear and isn’t harmful to your skin. According to the sales representitive you could even sleep in this and it wouldnt cause any problems on your skin! Even though its a powder it still isn’t too drying, my skin is very dry at the minute due to accutane but this foundation still works wonders. I use the fairly light foundation, you can purchase it for £20 OFFER at Feel Unique -here.
Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream I always wear BB cream under my powder. I also prefer BB cream alone when my skin is overly dry. This Maybelline BB cream is especially created for those with acne. As well as being oil-free (which is always a must for oily skin) It contains 2% salicylic acid which helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent spots forming. I have been using this now for a few years, it helps conceal spots as well as preventing them. Unfortunately I have ran out at the minute! It also has SPF 15 which is important in protecting your skin. You can purchase this for £6.99 at Feel Unique -here.
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cover Stick I love Eucerin products – probably mentioned this before, and this cover stick works to heal blemishes as well as covering them. Like the Maybelline BB cream this also contains salicylic acid and is non-comedogenic and oil-free. I think this covers up spots really well, I usually wear this on top of my BB cream and then put the bare minerals powder on top. However, I do have to point out that I don’t think this is the best for people with really dry skin, since taking accutane it has been a little bit difficult to use this! You can purchase this for £9.18 at Feel Unique -here.