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Best makeup for stage actors with acne prone skin?

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Getting acne pimples under makeup and especially stage makeup is a huge problem. Actors that have acne or acne-prone skin need to do two things. One starts on an effective medical-grade routine that will heal their current acne lesions faster and, most importantly, prevents future breakouts. Second, choose light oil-free makeup that will fit the stage but will not clog pores or worsen their acne. Check this link for more info on types of makeup and concealers for people with acne-prone skin. Lastly, the makeup should stay on your skin for the shortest d time possible. Once you finish your day's works, wipe it out immediately and cleanse your skin with a mild medicated acne cleanser.

Using the wrong makeup (especially foundation) can clog your pores and cause or worsen existing breakouts. However, makeup products marked "oil-free," "non-comedogenic," or specifically for acne-prone skin are generally safer to use with acne.

When looking for makeup for acne-prone skin, it is best to avoid these ingredients.

1. Benzaldehyde: Benzaldehyde is an artificial fragrance used by some makeup producers. As with other fragrances, it can clog the skin pores.

2. D & C Red: D & C Red is a synthetic dye produced from petroleum or coal tar frequently used in color cosmetics. Although some of these colors are not allowed for use anymore (D & C # 19), You can still find others on labels (D & C Red 3, 30, 36,40, 27.) The worst are Numbers 27 and 40 that are highly comedogenic and should never be used by people with acne-prone skin.

3. Isopropyl Palmitate: Isopropyl Palmitate is a fatty acid frequently used in tinted moisturizers and is four on the comedogenic scale. When looking for no comedogenic makeup, check the label and try you avoid it.

4. Acetylated Lanolin: Lanolin is the sebum= skin oil of sheep. In the past, lanolin was frequently used in cosmetics and skincare to moisturize and soften the skin. Unfortunately, lanolin is highly comedogenic and can cause more skin breakouts. (Other names for lanolin are: It might also be acetylated lanolin alcohol, ethoxylated lanolin, PEG 16 lanolin, and solulan 16).

5. Algae Extract: This ingredient is OK for women with dry skin anti-aging products. That said, when used in concealers or other makeup products, it can clog skin pores and cause more acne.

6. Almond Oil: Almond oil is an excellent ingredient for the hands and body. That said, when used on the face of acne-prone people, it can clog pores and cause more breakouts and flareups.

7. Ethylhexyl Palmitate: Ethylhexyl Palmitate used by some well-known makeup producers is also a fatty acid and rated as a four on the comedogenic scale. This ingredient is a common cause for cooed pores and those small irritating inflamed acne bumps.

8. Lauroyl Lysine is commonly included in face powders -clogging skin pores.

9. Wheat Germ Oil: Another natural product that is OK when added to your food. Unfortunately, when used in skincare, it is comedogenic and is a cause for more acne breakouts.

10. Sodium Chloride: Sodium Chloride, another name for regular salt, is used in certain foundation types. Like salty food, it can clog pores and cause more breakouts, especially on the chin and around the mouth.

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