Best makeup foundation for acne scars – Today, acne is a major problem that plagues teens and aging women alike. It is a cause of social stigma for them. Acne is a result of excessive oil production by the oil glands in the skin. It usually appears on the cheeks, chin and forehead areas of the face. This can be hidden and taken care of by proper skin care and makeup.
Cleaning the skin at least twice a day can help curb acne to some extent. Also, use of a gel-based moisturizer instead of a cream-based can also keep the skin dry, as gels have a water content that helps curb the excess oil. Squeezing the pustules and cysts can cause permanent scars. Hence don’t touch or squeeze your acne.
Women with acne-prone skin should begin their makeup with a primer as the base layer. It helps fill up the dimples and makes the complexion smooth overall. It also stays on your skin for a longer time, ensuring a lesser amount of retouches throughout the day.
People with acne-prone skin should use only mineral powder foundations that will help curb excess oil. But the brush with which a powder foundation is applied can also elevate the acne and hence, maintaining hygiene with the brushes is necessary. A liquid or cream foundation has an oil-based formula that can trigger acne, and the method of application of these types of foundation i.e. with fingers can provoke acne all the more. A simple solution to this is airbrush makeup. It involves less or no contact with the skin and gives a finished look as it doesn’t create a cake-like layer on the face. It blends effortlessly with your natural skin tone to create a nude/natural look contrary to ‘painted on’ look created by foundations in case of covering up the acne with makeup.
A good concealer is a must to cover the acne scars in your skin. However, coating your acne with layers of concealer can’t help in hiding the acne effectively; sparse use can counter the redness (ruddiness) of the acne. The use of a green-based concealer can combat the purplish hue of the acne and result in a natural-looking skin.
Use powder-based blushers contrary to cream-based as they can elevate the acne. The powder-based blushers in shades of pale apricot and light brown color can help divert the attention from the acne. Use the blusher sparingly, so that the acne on the cheeks doesn’t catch attention.
Lipsticks can be used as you like them. In fact, a great shade of lipstick can divert the attention of the acne covered makeup. Go for bold shades and catch the attention of everyone avoiding any insensitive comments about your acne.
Eye-shadows can also be a great detour for the acne-prone makeup covered skin. Match your eye shadows with your outfit. The use of eyeliner can also highlight your eyes and they can steal the attention. Experiment with different shades like lilac, deep plums and camel and for evening or parties, experiment with deep purples, navy blues, chocolate or coffee browns to achieve the effect of smoky eyes that are a show-stealer.
Along with the correct treatment for acne, correct makeup also helps restore self-confidence and changes the personality of a person. Go on; cover up your flaws to look your best!