MAKEUP AND ACNE
BREAKOUTS

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The right makeup can help fight against an acne breakout. Use a lightweight, natural-looking tinted cream to conceal spots and even out the complexion while targeting blemishes with active ingredients.

 

• Wash hands before applying and keep brushes clean
• Choose oil-free, non-comedogenic products
• Avoid heavy makeup, allow skin to breathe
• Remove makeup at the end of the day

CHOOSING MAKEUP
FOR OILY AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN

When you suffer from acne-prone or oily skin, whether you’re a teenager or an adult, you want to hide your breakout but you might also worry about choosing the right foundation or concealer. The last thing you want to do is make it worse!

But before you reach for the full-coverage foundation for acne, read on about choosing the right skincare, as recommended by dermatologists. Knowledge gives you power over spots!

WHAT’S THE RIGHT FACE WASH
FOR OILY AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN?

La Roche-Posay offers a range of cleansers developed with dermatologists

If you want your makeup to look good, you first need to get your skincare routine right. The first step is always to cleanse skin. This is important both in the morning to remove excess sebum and dead cells that have built up overnight, and then again in the evening to remove impurities such as pollution that have accumulated over the course of the day.
Choose products free from soap, alcohol and parabens for optimal tolerance, such as micellar water.

To unclog pores, try this daily cleanser.

Now you’ve washed your skin properly, it’s time to get those spots covered!

MOISTURISERS FOR OILY
AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN

La Roche-Posay’s tinted moisturisers are multi-taskers!

The bathroom hero for acne-sufferers is a tinted cream with natural-looking pigments to instantly even out the complexion and cover acne scars, while active ingredients get rid of blemishes and marks long-term. It’s so sheer, even guys can camouflage their imperfections. Try our tinted skincare to zap your spots and give your confidence a boost!

MAKEUP FOR
OILY AND ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Makeup for oily skin and acne, friend or foe?

We live in an airbrushed world. Magazine covers, movies and music videos churn out images of perfection: cropped, glossed and re-touched beyond recognition. When acne sufferers are confronted with blemishes in the cold light of day, what’s their first instinct? “Reach for that acne concealer, foundation, powder… anything to hide my skin!”

Makeup and acne-prone skin: A love-hate relationship

On the one hand, makeup promises instant results. On the other, dermatologists (and mums!) often steer teens away from thick, oily makeup that can aggravate acne and trigger breakouts. Yes, layering on heavy foundation will hide those blemishes, but it will also look like a mask! Less is more when you’re dealing with pimples.

Whichever acne foundation or concealer you choose, stick to a few basic principles:
• Oil-free and non-comedogenic formulas are your friend
• Don’t layer on too much, allow skin to breathe
• Wash your hands before you apply and give makeup brushes and sponges a regular clean (you don’t want to add extra bacteria into the mix)
• Always remove your makeup thoroughly at the end of the day.

Instant full coverage makeup for acne, whatever your age or gender

The best foundation or concealer for oily acne-prone skin is a sheer tinted treatment. The latest generation of tinted care products contain the same concentration of acne-fighting ingredients as classic daily care treatments, but in a tinted, non-comedogenic formula. They offer the best of both worlds – an instant, more even skin tone, plus progressive improvement of acne.

And they’re so lightweight, they’re even suitable for guys and younger teens!

If you have moderate to severe acne, a sheer tinted treatment may not give you enough coverage. To cover redness, spots, dark circles and marks, non-comedogenic options include TOLERIANE Teint Fluide for a buildable coverage ultra-workable foundation, or TOLERIANE Compact Powder Mineral Foundation for a higher-coverage, long-wear and matte effect.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ACNE:
WHAT CAUSES BREAKOUTS?

An acne breakout can be a teenager’s worst nightmare, making them want to hide away and eroding their confidence. And sadly, acne doesn’t always go away once we reach adulthood – for some it can even start at this time.

Watch our dermatologist explain what causes breakouts.

Click HERE to learn about some little-known causes of acne.

Watch our dermatologist talk about how acne can be treated

Click HERE to read more about medical treatments for acne.

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