WHICH FOUNDATION TO PAIR WITH ACNE-PRONE SKIN?
Acne is hormone based and cannot be caused by your make-up. However it is common and is usually treatable. It’s said that many months of treatment can clear Acne, however we believe our products are an easy, accessible and cost effective alternative. To check out our anti-acne control skin kit click here…
At Flint+Flint we can only help so much with Acne, your lifestyle and how you treat your skin is majorly important, from drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, to the foundation which you apply for several hours a day. Wearing the wrong foundation can exacerbate breakouts if your skin is prone to developing them. There are ingredients and formulas which you should avoid applying to Acne and we’re about to let you in on the make-up industry secrets.
What to Avoid
If you’re Acne Prome, thick or solid make-up products should definitely be on the avoid list - ingredients include (waxes, polyethylene or ethylhexyl palmitate) Why you would go for a thick foundation is understandable, you’re seeking full coverage to conceal discolourations, red marks and breakout. To help with this please do look at our serum it is a miracle worker for discolouration!
But don’t worry we’ve had a look at skin products that won’t heighten the chance of breakout on your skin. We’ve tried and we’ve tested and can certainly confirm these are worth a try.
Make-Up for Acne Prone skin
Finding the right make-up for your skin, is so important. But before you buy try to resist the urge to cover your face in a ‘full-coverage’ blanket of foundation. The combination of a medium coverage foundation with a full coverage concealer adds the extra help ONLY where you need and gives you a much more natural finish.
Stick and cream foundations are often a NO NO, so look for liquid formulas instead. Here are our favourite tried and tested foundations, that offer medium coverage, healthy skin and sheers out beautifully.
-Laura Mercier Smooth finish flawless fluid foundation
-Clinique Stay-Matte oil-free makeup
-MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation
-Make-up for ever HD Foundation
-Urban Decay Naked skin Make-up
-Hourglass immaculate liquid powder foundation
If you want to add extra coverage with the foundations listed above, pair them with a concealer:
-Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Concealer
-Revlon ColorStay Concealer
-Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer
-Make-up For ever Full Cover
-Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Tattoo Concealer
-Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Concealer
Set the look with powder, so that your make-up won’t slide off or fade away.
So now you have the right skin care, the right make-up, you need to be eating right and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Before you know it, you’ll be ACNE FREE! stay tuned for more hints and tips...