1. Choose a foundation with a consistency that works best for you.
Mineral makeup is a great option for acne-prone skin. Its loose composition allows the product to feel light on the skin, but still gives great coverage. Although, many mineral powders were created with sensitive skin in mind, don’t be duped into thinking that just because a product is expensive, it’ll work best for you. I’ve heard many women complain about high-end products that broke them out because they contain ingredients like bismuth oxychloride, a mineral used as a cosmetic colorant to give a shiny/glowing effect.
Although, I hear naysayers bash liquid foundation for acne-prone skin, I’ve seen it in action with little to no adverse effects on the affected areas. My sister has acne-prone skin and she didn’t like wearing foundation because she feared it would cause breakouts. A couple of weeks ago I talked her into attending a beauty-spa event with me. She got her makeup done, and the makeup artist used a liquid foundation on her face. The finished outcome was gorgeous. All of her dark spots were gone and she said it felt light on her skin. She’s already invested in more liquid foundation and hasn’t complained about breakouts or irritation yet.
Powder, cream or cream-to-powder foundations are also great options to consider, especially for oily or combination skin.