Your Ultimate Guide to Fighting Adult Acne
Find out the causes, treatments and products -- then get your prone to oily skin back on track
Step 5: Conceal the acne you have the right wayWhile it's tempting to cover up our blemishes with layers of foundation, concealer and powder, it's better to use a mineral concealer or one with acne-fighting ingredients to cover zits, because some makeup can make the problem worse. Try using Bare Minerals foundation with this concealer brush, $20.
King also says to check your makeup ingredients for Lanolin, which can clog pores, and Isopropyl Myristate (common in powders), which can irritate skin. Mineral oil can prevent skin cells from shedding properly (it creates a film on your face), so check your products for this. Some people are irritated by fragrance in products as well.
Also, don't forget about the ingredients in your hair products. They can irritate your skin, especially if your hairstyle frames your face or you have bangs.
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