Vickygrace.xx
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I’m currently suffering with acne, and it’s affecting my confidence. I am interested in makeup so I do try and cover it - but every time I put my foundation on it cakes up. By the end of the day my skin goes so cakey that I look a mess. I don’t have the confidence to go without makeup, so that’s not an option. Any advice?
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See a dermatologist.
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(Original post by Vickygrace.xx)
I’m currently suffering with acne, and it’s affecting my confidence. I am interested in makeup so I do try and cover it - but every time I put my foundation on it cakes up. By the end of the day my skin goes so cakey that I look a mess. I don’t have the confidence to go without makeup, so that’s not an option. Any advice?
Sometimes makeup can make acne worse and lead to other skin complaints. If it’s that bad, like Random_matt suggested, asked to be referred to a dermatologist.
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A dermatology referral might be helpful. Go on the Skincareaddiction subreddit as well.
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Hey I have rosacea and contrary to all the comments above have never found makeup affect my skin (I check if it gets worse in the days following). Seeing a dermatologist may be useful but in my case I just have a regular skin care routine (let me know and I’ll tell you what I do) and use makeup if I’m going out out (dates and parties not to school or anything)
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If you want specific makeup tips:
1. Use a good primer (NYX redness reducing is pretty decent)
2. Use a high coverage foundation on the worst bits (I use the Clinique foundation and concealer one) and then medium coverage on the rest (Revlon colour stay)
3. Collection lasting perfection concealer where the foundation hasn’t covered something not everywhere
4. Set it with a powder (I use a translucent one from elf) and a setting spray (anyone will probably do)

The more you pile on the more cakey so try to use the high coverage on the worst bits and not use too much concealer on top of that
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use a primer and concealer before putting foundation on, it should stop cakey-ness! x
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(Original post by Vickygrace.xx)
I’m currently suffering with acne, and it’s affecting my confidence. I am interested in makeup so I do try and cover it - but every time I put my foundation on it cakes up. By the end of the day my skin goes so cakey that I look a mess. I don’t have the confidence to go without makeup, so that’s not an option. Any advice?
Maybe try asking on acne or dermatology forums?
https://patient.info/forums/discuss/...ermatology-773
https://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/acne-197
https://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php
https://www.talkhealthpartnership.co...forum.php?f=11
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I have really bad acne as well and makeup doesnt affect it unless I dont take it off before bed. Make sure you use wipes first, then cleanse / exfoliate after to make sure all the makeup is gone. Try the makeup revolution concealer (works wonders for me and cheap af). On an everyday basis I only wear the concleaer. Appy it to the acne, blend out the edges first and then the middle so it doesn't remove product and then should be fine.
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