If have deep pimples and you are an acne sufferer who wears makeup, chances are, you’ve spent a great deal of time trying to cover up blemishes, bumps, and scars with makeup. If you’re anything like me, you might have gone up and down the aisles at Sephora searching for the heaviest duty and full coverage foundation that you possibly can.
This may seem like the best thing to do to cover up acne, but most of the time doing this with makeup just draws more attention to the skin issues. Wearing really thick foundations make a person’s face one singular color; this one color makes the acne bumps and lesions very obvious through the makeup. It sometimes makes the skin look even worse than it actually is, because any dryness or scabbing is very obvious through the foundation, and the bumps can look even bigger.
The super heavy duty coverage foundations are also not the best for the skin because they don’t allow the skin to breathe. Heavy foundations tend to do more harm than good because they block and clog pores which can create little bumps on the face and cause further breakouts. My recommendation is to let your skin breathe and try not to make up at all, but I know that some of us just can’t resist.
The way to combat this effect sounds extremely counterintuitive but bear with me. Purchase a foundation or BB cream that is fairly light in coverage, however, use a green concealing color corrector underneath the makeup. The reason why a light coverage foundation is good for deep pimples or someone with acne-prone skin is because it doesn’t tend to make anyone look like a giant piece of cake was painted on their face.
Less is more when it comes to concealing deep pimples or acne, I know from the 6 years of suffering from acne and dealing with deep pimples under my makeup. Also, make sure that your skin is very moisturized before putting the makeup on. It is important for the skin to be moisturized so foundation doesn’t cling to the impurities.
While putting the makeup on, try patting the foundation instead of swirling and blending the product on your face. It is important to pat the product in so you don’t accidentally lift dead skin or irritate existing acne in the process of putting makeup on. After this step is over, if your skin looks extremely oily, just pat a translucent powder on top without swirling it in. I hope this was helpful, or at least relatable! Good luck!