There is a common myth that that concealers or other cosmetics will cause acne or make it worse. This is not true!
Non-comedogenic (will not clog the pores), oil-free cosmetics – there are many types available – will not worsen acne.
Covering up pimples and redness with concealer, foundation and other cosmetics is one of the important ways to cope with acne breakouts – and will make you feel better too. (Guys, this goes for you too. Some lines of toiletries for males feature concealers.)
5 Tips on cosmetics to hide acne spots
- Green hides red. A green-tinted base concealer will help to hide redness.
- Apply cosmetics lightly.
- Consider mineral-based cosmetics that contain powdered versions of silica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as these are non-irritating to the skin. There are no preservatives, fragrance, parabens, oils or dyes in mineral-based cosmetics.
- Choose products with sunscreen if for day use when sun protection is needed.
- Gently remove all makeup at night.
*Some medical treatments for acne may make the condition worse before it gets better, so use makeup to hide pimples and help you get through this difficult stage and stay on treatment to get the best results possible.
If you are dealing with a breakout, remember you can still look good while you have acne.