How to Treat and Cover Acne
Makeup is a quick and effective way of hiding blemishes and pimples while making skin appear smoother and clearer. However, traditional makeup products often contribute to acne by clogging pores and irritating existing breakouts. The ingredients in mineral makeup do not cause skin irritation and sensitivity, do not clog pores or cause breakouts, and the lightweight particles allow the skin to breathe.
Do you have a pimple and need help to reduce redness and inflammation? Watch the video below to find out how you can cover and treat your blemishes all in one go...
Step 1: Clean Skin
Start with a clean face using an acne-safe cleanser and follow up with your skincare serums and a lightweight oil-free moisturiser or SPF. Check out some of our favourites… Gel Cleanser or Refreshing Foaming Cleanser
Ensuring the skin's surface is clean and free of excess dirt and oils creates a smooth canvas for makeup application. Cleansing the skin helps remove dead skin cells and allows the skin to breathe which can also allow makeup to stay in place all day and last longer, without the need for frequent touch-ups.
Step 2: Cancel Redness + Prime
Using a primer that is specifically formulated to keep oil production under control and keep skin matte is recommended. A primer sits on the skin under the rest of your makeup, so it is important to choose one that will help your makeup last all day and prepare your skin without irritating or inflaming it.
The perfect option for blemish-prone and oily skin is the Pore Refining Primer in Anti-Redness Green as it is also a colour correcting primer that cancels out any skin redness caused by blemishes, broken capillaries, or rosacea. Using a primer with a green tint helps to create a more even skin tone before applying foundation and concealer for a more flawless finish. Acne-prone skins benefit from the use of a primer as it prevents makeup from sliding off oily areas of the skin and becoming patchy on areas with blemishes. Formulated to be gentle and soothing, this green primer can help to calm and reduce redness and irritation in a non-comedogenic formula that does not clog pores as it serves as an essential barrier between your skin and makeup.
Step 3: Choose an Acne-Safe Foundation
Choosing the wrong foundation can worsen any existing acne and contribute to new breakouts appearing. It is important to choose a non-comedogenic formula with at least a medium level of coverage to help hide blemishes. Applying foundation first helps to avoid smudging concealer and undoing all the hard work it took to cover your breakouts.
A game changer for acne-prone skin types is the Mineral Matte Liquid Foundation with its blemish-blurring and redness-reducing properties. This innovative formulation will conceal problematic skin while improving the skin's texture and appearance with daily use. This breathable mineral foundation ensures no new breakouts will form as it will not clog pores, making it ideal for acne-prone and sensitive skin types. Complement your skincare routine by using a foundation that will not cause additional issues, but instead was formulated to assist in covering and treating skin types that experience acne and blemishes often.
This foundation formula can be applied with a foundation brush or clean fingertips, whichever your preferred method is. Select a shade that matches your skin tone - this is made easy with a mineral foundation as the minerals allow the foundations to adapt to your skin tone for perfect colour and coverage every time.
Step 4: Conceal your Breakout
Concealer is the ultimate lifesaver when it comes to covering any spots, pimples, or areas of redness and concern with a little extra coverage. While it’s important to address the root cause of your breakouts with skincare and professional advice, a concealer is a great product to hide obvious pimples quickly.
Specially formulated to not only conceal blemishes, but also treat and heal is the Blemish Treatment Concealer. This multi-functional, full-coverage concealer contains the ultimate acne-fighting ingredient, salicylic acid, to help reduce acne spots while concealing. This concealer also contains a powerhouse of vitamins and plant extracts that help to heal and protect the skin, and provide anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Select a shade that matches your skin tone and apply the concealer directly onto the blemish and any surrounding red areas. Use clean fingertips to blend around the edges of the concealer you have applied but ensure not to blend so much that the spot becomes visible again. Dust over the top with a mineral or setting powder if needed.