How To Treat Cosmetic Acne

How To Treat Cosmetic Acne

Learn how to treat cosmetic acne for a smoother appearance

Millions of women suffer from cosmetic acne, which is acne that is exacerbated by the use of makeup or cosmetics. The key to avoiding this condition is to avoid using cosmetics that are not hypollargenic or non comedogenic, as many products on the market contain oils and other pore clogging ingredients that worsen cosmetic acne. Ingredients you should look for on the ingredients label (and should avoid wearing) include lanolin, isopropyl myristate, various fragrances and synthetic dyes and pigments. Some recommended cosmetics that are better on skin include Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation, Almay Fresh Look Oil Free Makeup and Elizabeth Arden Oil Free Makeup. Read 12 Best Foundations for a list of more products that our readers love (but not all are oil free, so be sure to check the label first).

Other ways to avoid cosmetic acne include washing your face regularly, ensuring that all your makeup is removed, and cleansing your makeup brushes on a weekly basis and throwing out cosmetic sponges and other tools that tend to a accumulate bacteria. Think your makeup is the only reason you have acne? Make sure to remove all your makeup at the end of every day (as sleeping in your makeup can cause more breakouts) and wipe your face clean with a toner applied to a cotton ball in order to cleanse your pores thoroughly. Check out 13 Everyday Habits That Are Giving You Acne for a list of habits that could be causing your acne.

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