One of the most stressful parts about having acne is feeling like people are looking at you and judging you for having it. While acne is the most common skin condition that more than 40 million Americans deal with at least once during their lifetimes, that fact doesn’t make it feel any easier to cope most days.
Today we’re going to be sharing some methods to help you feel your most confident using makeup techniques and the right products to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
1. Start Fresh
This step will lay the foundation for the rest of your makeup to sit perfectly on your skin. For a clean cleanse, try Gentle Wash for everyday use. If you feel like you need a bit more exfoliation, this exfoliating cleanser BPO Wash will do the trick a few times a week.
2. Tone and fight acne
Once your cleanser is applied and rinsed off well, don’t forget to tone to remove any remaining debris. You will also want to apply acne-safe skincare products to fight blemishes.
3. Moisturize and protect
To help protect the moisture barrier on your face, use this Moisture Gel. And don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun using this acne-safe Sunguard.
4. Apply Primer
Using just your fingertips, apply primer to ensure that your makeup goes on smooth and stays on all day.
5. Apply concealer to problem spots in a criss-cross pattern
Apply a generous amount of concealer for ample coverage. This concealer comes in a tube with an applicator that can be directly applied to the skin or you can use a clean makeup sponge to avoid cross-contamination from broken out skin.
6. Blend the concealer by gently patting it
Using the applicator or clean fingers, carefully press your concealer, blending it onto each blemish. Try not to rub it or you could end up with streaks.
7. Blot your base with tissue
Absorb any excess makeup by lightly pressing a tissue into your skin, allowing you to get as natural a finish as possible.
8. Use a makeup brush to apply liquid foundation
While other steps can be done using your fingers, a makeup brush for this step will help create a more even, airbrushed appearance. Start off with a little product and build from there to avoid going overboard.
9. Set your makeup
After waiting a few minutes for your makeup to “cook” or set itself, apply either a Loose Powder or a translucent Blotting Powder to ensure it stays put for the rest of the day.
10. Use a finishing spray to seal your look
A setting mist like this Setting Spray will not only help your makeup last but also break up any “cakeyness” caused by the heaviness of your makeup.
Once these steps are completed, apply the rest of your makeup. A bold lip or eye (don’t forget eyebrows!) will help distract from any bumps that may be visible. Then you’re ready to go!
To really get your skincare routine right, we recommend you visit us in person so that we can recommend the perfect products to help keep your skin clear.
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