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It has been a long road on my acne journey. I started breaking out when I was about 15 years old and started suffering again after I had my two children. It was like a cruel joke that I got to spend my 20s with pretty clear skin and then motherhood kicked in (literally) and I had wrinkles and pimples! Fortunately, it is now under control and I’ve figured out what makeup conceals my blemishes. Here are some of tips, in my experience, that have helped me deal with my acne prone skin.

Concealer

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Although this can be a lifesaver when dealing with the aftermath of a blemish, it can also cause more pore congestion. To ensure that your concealer covers dark spots but doesnt bring on more pimples, make sure that it is non-comedogenic, oil-free, and features ingredients that help eliminate the blemish, such as salicylic acid, or Vitamins A, C, and E. One concealer containing all these helpful properties is Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer.

BB Cream

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These creams are amazing because they moisturize, cover, and provide a glow, all in one (Bonus: many of them also have SPF in them!) However, if you choose the wrong one, it may lead to breakouts. Choosing the right one could mean only having to wear this and nothing more! The more natural brands even feature healing properties like chamomile, lavender, and jasmine, like Dr. Jart’s Beauty Balm Dis-a-pore.

Powder Foundation

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Because many people with acne have oily skin, one tip is to avoid a foundation that will add to that problem. One way to do that is by using a powder foundation. Many of the mineral brands offer powder foundations that give great and lasting coverage, such as the Bare Minerals Blemish Ready Foundation.

Written By: Ana Martinez-Feliciano

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