Don’t listen to those who say you can’t wear makeup if you have acne or acne-prone skin.
The right makeup applied well, can help you cover pimples and give you the confidence you need to think about other things in life. In addition, some people find that once they put the makeup on, they pick at their faceless because they don’t want to mess up their makeup. This can be good news for acne sufferers, as there is nothing worse for the skin than popping pimples.
There are also products that can have a positive effect on your skin:
Euchring DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cover Stick helps reduce pimples while hiding them, so you get both care and coverage in one.
This article provides advice on what to look for and what to avoid when choosing makeup. We also share tips on how to apply seint makeup on acne-prone skin so that pimples are covered and you feel happy with your appearance.
What makeup products can I use?
Foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick… The list is endless. The fact that you have acne or acne-prone skin should not prevent you from using any of these products. But there are things you should watch out for and things you should avoid if you are prone to pimples:
1: Quality is important
Use high-quality products. The price does not always reflect the quality, but “less is more” is usually a good test of quality when it comes to makeup for acne-prone skin. Look for products that have been tried and tested and do not contain too many additives.
A non-comedogenic product is a product that has been specially formulated not to block pores (since blocked pores can lead to pimples and acne). Make sure you choose products that clearly state that they are “non-comedogenic” (or something to the same effect) on the packaging. They are the ones that suit your skin best and are safe to use even if you are treated with acne medication.
3: Proven active ingredients
Ideally, the products you choose should also contain active ingredients that are proven to improve acne-prone skin. The proof you are looking for is clinical and/or dermatological research, and the active substances that can have a positive effect on pimples include salicylic acid, which breaks down pimples and has an antibacterial effect.
How should I prepare my acne-prone skin for makeup?
Cleansing is the first important step when taking care of acne-prone skin. Dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells can clog pores and contribute to new breakouts, and then putting seint makeup on top of this only makes things worse.
Cleanse your face thoroughly but gently with products specially formulated for acne-prone skin, such as Euchring DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cleansing Gel.
Choose a moisturizer that soothes acne-prone skin while also being a good base for foundation. Since your skin is oily, you want a product with a Mattifying effect – which is a product that prevents a visible oily sheen from forming on the skin. You can then try Euchring Dermo Purifier Oil Control Mattifying Fluid, which is a perfect base for foundation.
If you want, you can apply a primer after the moisturizer (do not use a primer instead of moisturizer) but make sure to choose one that is non-comedogenic.
Allow the moisturizer and primer to absorb for a few minutes before applying the foundation.
If you are undergoing topical drug treatment for acne, apply that cream or ointment before the moisturizer and give your skin time to absorb it. Euchring DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream has been specially developed as a moisturizer for use during acne drug treatment, so you can also use it as a make-up base instead of DermoPurifyer Oil Control Mattifying Treatment until your medical treatment is over.
Step by step towards clearer skin
Step 1: Concealer
Some people prefer to start their makeup routine with a thin layer of foundation; others find it better to use concealer first. You can try both ways and see what works best for you.
In general, we think it’s best to start with the most important product first. So if you have a concealer that is proven to both reduce and cover pimples, it’s a good idea to apply it directly to cleansed and moisturized skin, without a layer of foundation in between. One such concealer is the Euchring DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cover Stick.
You can also try using an eye shadow brush to apply the concealer, as some find it easier to achieve a natural, flawless coverage. Patchy coverage can make pimples stand out even more, which isn’t what you’re after!
Stag 2: Foundation
When it comes to choosing a foundation:
Consistency: choose a light product
Surface: opt for a matte rather than a shimmering surface. A shimmery foundation can make your pores look bigger
Color: try to match your skin tone. It’s better to go one shade lighter than one shade darker for natural coverage
When it comes to applying foundation:
The best is to use your fingers. Wash them right before so you don’t transfer bacteria to your sensitive skin.
Bacteria have a tendency to collect on makeup tools. If you prefer brushes and sponges, be sure to wash them thoroughly at least once a week with a mild cleanser or your Eucerin DermoPurifying Oil Control Cleansing Gel.
Don’t put on too much: it’s tempting to keep going until it’s all covered, but then it won’t look very natural when you get out of the bathroom. Take it easy with your foundation and use the concealer if you need to touch up somewhere.
When you have applied foundation, you can lighten dark areas under the eyes with a special concealer for this.
Step 3: Powder and blush
Apply blush and then a loose face powder. The powder absorbs excess oil, prevents greasy areas from appearing on the skin, and helps makeup last longer. Use soft brushes to apply both and be sure to wash them at least once a week.
If you need to refresh your skin during the day, use the powder and/or blotting papers and your concealer. If you use powder on the go, you can apply it with a cotton pad and then throw it away, so you don’t have to carry around a brush (which collects bacteria in your bag).
Step 4: Eyes and lips
Draw attention to the eyes or lips instead of pimples on the skin.
Makeup remover for acne-prone skin
It’s easy to fall into bed after a late night out, but if your skin is prone to acne, it’s important to take the time to remove your makeup beauty.
The skin regenerates during the night and it does this best when it is clean and can breathe freely. Gentle but thorough cleansing before bed removes makeup and other impurities so your skin can begin its healing process. Sleeping with make-up, even non-comedogenic, can aggravate pimples and contribute to new ones.
If you’re worried about how your partner will react when he or she sees your skin up close and uncovered, it can be helpful to talk about how you feel. It is not unbelievable that he or she has also had pimples at some point. The right partner will understand how you feel and support you, with or without makeup.