Flawless Skin, Even During Breakouts!
Adult acne can become a huge insecurity for many women, which is why I decided to write this blog on the most effective ways to hide those unsightly breakouts and get back to feeling confident in your skin!
Before we get to hiding the blemishes, it is worth talking about what might be causing the breakouts. Ensure your makeup brushes are frequently cleaned. Maintain a regular face washing routine and avoid a greasy diet.
I always recommend the use of mineral makeup to avoid further irritating sensitive or aggravated skin. Vegan/chemical free makeup can work to hydrate and help your skin.
Wearing cheap or chemical filled foundations/concealers over long periods can irritate your skin, block your pores and induce breakouts.
The first step, is to hold a cube of ice to the blemish for 3-5 minutes. This will reduce any swelling and flatten the blemish. Allowing your makeup to go on smoother and hide the blemish more effectively!
Next you want to PREP your skin, by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and applying a light moisturiser or primer.
To cover blemishes and dark circles use a concealer matched to your skin tone. Gently dab this over the problem areas BEFORE applying your foundation.
Try and apply the concealer JUST on the top of the blemish, covering the healthy skin around it can accentuate the breakout rather than hide it. Which is not what you want!
Dust a setting powder or mineral foundation over the top to lock the concealer in place. A setting spray, is not completely necessary, but can be very helpful in lengthening the wear time of your makeup.
Its important to remember that the breakout won’t last forever! Sometimes all your skin needs is a little love and attention. Hopefully these tips empower you to feel beautiful and confident.