New York Fashion Week has got us on a beauty; from male models offering the best advice on hair creams suitable for both smooth textures and an alternative tooth paste to minimal glossy looks making us whip out the tanning oil even on grey days. All this beauty made us need to start Acne Diaries part 3. We have spoke about the secret causes, the solutions and the basic rules when it comes to treating acne. However when it comes to a night out although as a modelling agency we vouch for natural beauty however when it comes Friday night, the Jagerbombs are flowing you want to nail that Kim K contour palette so what is the best way to apply make up to acne prone skin? Well talking to our IMM models we are bringing you the best tips on perfect application and the best cosmetics top use for acne prone skin.
Issues when searching for a base; If a foundation is not geared toward acne treatment, the chemicals and oils in these products will clog pores and can actually lead to more severe breakouts. Luckily, there are a selection of stellar foundations on the market that are designed to help acne sufferers. So how do you choose the right foundation for acne prone skin? lucky for you our IMM girls have laid down five factors that contribute to creating a makeup that is an ideal fit;
1.) Oil-free: Most quality foundations geared toward acne prone skin are oil-free, in order to eliminate a greater buildup of sebum and to avoid clogging pores
2.) Natural ingredients: Your foundation should not include parabens and other harmful elements that will aggravate skin
3.) Optimal coverage: Foundations should be able to provide optimal, natural-looking coverage that can make your breakouts seem invisible
4.) Acne-fighting ingredients: Ingredients like salicylic acid and other natural elements like tea tree oil can treat acne and also prevent future breakouts
5) Comfort: Blemishes can be painful and irritating. A quality foundation will soothe this pain and offer a comfortable wear
Check out our top five foundations that will sure come in handy for those breakouts before castings along and it is never wrong to update your make-up bag in Summer!
Why our models love it? Lightweight foundation that soothes acne prone skin and maintains moisture without exacerbating oil buildup or clogging pores. The best part; easy application, lasts for 8 hours and contains Aloe Barbadeis lead juice which soothes sensitive skin and works as a potent healing agent - ideal for acne sufferers. Dewy vs Matte? This one leaves a complete matte finish, so no shine here!
Why our models love it? Has a thick consistency, but goes on light, looking a long lasting foundation then this is perfect due to its rich viscosity, you only need a few pumps to cover your entire face.
Matte vs dewy; It offers a matte complexion, which significantly reduces the appearance of shine that is characteristic of oily skin.
If you are an aspiring model and still suffer from breakout this foundation is for you, offering a photo-ready look while also fighting, soothing, and healing acne breakouts with five potent ingredients: salicylic acid; witch hazel; camphor; tea tree, and aloe. Redness and inflammation are common symptoms of acne prone skin, leading to discomfort and an uneven complexion. It works by killing harmful, acne-causing bacteria throughout the day. Matte vs Dewy? It has a thick consistency so one layer will be enough for full coverage, a big bonus as one tube can last for months.
Matte vs Dewy? Finally this product provides a lightweight feel and natural-looking coverage #dewyalltheway. The oil-free formula is hypoallergenic in order to avoid any type of irritation and eliminates the shine that can be a common ailment for those with acne-prone skin. One of the key elements that makes this foundation a top pick is its MicroClear technology - It expedites the delivery of salicylic acid, healing acne fast and also preventing future breakouts.
Internationally renowned dermatologist Dr. Zeichner recommends mineral-based pressed or loose powder foundations. "The larger particle size of the pigment tends not to clog pores the way liquid foundation makeup can," he says.
All makeup from MAC is known for its comfortable wear, along with being packed with only the most natural ingredients. The blemish ready foundation offers buildable coverage for a natural look, and combines Aspen bark and tea tree oil to sooth and treat blemished skin, while also adding hydration.