Makeup for oily, acne prone skin?! HELP!

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Registered: 08-23-2010
Makeup for oily, acne prone skin?! HELP!
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 11:28am

Hello everyone!!

I'm looking for some advice on the best (in your opinions) foundation & powder combo for oily, acne prone skin! I've tried Clinique & think it made my breakouts worse - I currently use CoverGirl but dont like the coverage. I prefer liquid foundations simply because powder ones can look cakey after touch-ups but am open to ALL suggestions!!!

Thank you so so much iVillagers! :):)

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Registered: 05-11-2003
Fri, 09-24-2010 - 2:27pm

How much coverage are you looking for? One of the very best things you do is use a makeup primer every single time. A primer goes on after your skin care. There are a couple of reasons to use a good primer. First, your skin care (moisturizer/sunscreen, etc) is mean to be absorbed by the skin into the pores. When you add makeup, that also gets absorbs and will clog pores, make current breakouts more irritated and set you up for future breakouts. Also, a primer creates a smooth "canvas" so that makeup goes on smoother and stays in place, instead of absorbing into or sliding off your skin. It makes a barrier and your makeup will look and feel much nicer.

I personally like Makeup Forever HD blue primer. The blue-ish tint helps color correct for redness and your makeup will look great on it. They also make great foundations, and their HD finishing powder is pure AWESOME! You can find them in many stores and also at Sephora.

So, you might want to start w/ the primer, and then see if you need to change foundation.

Also, I can't recommend using a Clarisonic every night for cleansing highly enough. It's the perfect amount of exfoliation w/o irritating skin. My teen son suddenly started getting pretty bad teen acne. I got him a Clarisonic and he uses the acne line from Murad. It's amazing how his skin cleared up, much better than w/ RX acne treatment. The Clarisonic MIA is smaller for travel and less $$$ but works just as well. I have the original and all 3 of my kids have their own Mia. It makes such a difference, because for them, acne treatments can penetrate and be much more effective since there's no dead skin or makeup residue interfering. For me, my skin care routine is now much more effective for the same reason.

Good luck and let us know, I hope others will have some tips as well!









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Registered: 09-25-2010
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 12:57am
Where do you get the clarisonic?
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Registered: 05-11-2003
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 1:14am

You can get it on their website, Sephora, QVC, ULTA and I am sure other stores. Look on Facebook because sometimes they have good deals listed there.

http://www.clarisonic.com/us/shop/sonic-cleansing-system-mia.php

you might also check Amazon, Overstock or google shopping. It might initially seem pricey, but there's NO WAY I could live w/o it! The inventor of Sonicare toothbrushes made it. I will never use anything but a Sonicare and Clarisonic is just like it, but for your face. It's waterproof, so you can do chest, arms, etc. :)









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Registered: 09-25-2010
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 1:24am
Thank you very much. my skin has been breaking out like crazy! Its a mess and I dont know what to do with it.
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Registered: 05-11-2003
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 8:58pm

acne is suc a pain, and can be so frustrating. Good cleansing is really the first step. Often manual exfoliation like harsh scrubs and very drying products end up irritating and opening up skin and making it worse. Many scrubs, like with apricot or something, that are sold for acne are so abrasive they make micro-abrasions in the skin and let in bacteria, which makes skin break out, get red, hurt, sting, burn and just feel awful. Clarisonic cleans and exfoliates w/o damaging. In fact, you can even use it around crows feet! :)

My son uses Murad for acne. He was really getting it just terrible, plus he plays baseball, so add sunscreen, sweat and dirt... huge blackheads. I did have to do some extractions around his nose and hairline, but Murad has been great. One product that is really wonderful that you can get from Murad is a sulfur mask. You can also get one from Serious Skin Care on HSN or their website, it's more affordable but often out of stock. It's awesome, and I dot it on and leave it there overnight. It's not super drying, but it cleans out pores and HEALS. Serious Skin Care makes the GREATEST treatment that has sulfur and salicylic acid. It's pink, and you use a q-tip to dot on any pimple, especially when you feel one coming on, and zap, it's pretty much gone overnight. No, it's not exactly alluring, but it's worth it!! you can also blend it in during day on bare skin before makeup. It's one of my MUST HAVE products, period. I never get a breakout now. They also have a treatment concealer pen. Those 3 things REALLY work. Sometimes they're in a kit and that's cheaper. Good luck and please let me know!

http://beauty.hsn.com/continuously-clear-dry-lo-spot-treatment-acne-medication_m-10048030_xp.aspx?webp_id=1305031&web_id=1305031&ocm=sekw

http://beauty.hsn.com/continuously-clear-unmasked-sulfur-mask_p-1362686_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web_id=1362686&sf=bs&attr=419&ocm=bs|146|419&prev=hp!sf!146!419&ccm=bs|146|419

http://beauty.hsn.com/serious-skin-care-serious-conceal-pen-duo_p-2318451_xp.aspx?web_id=2318451&ocm=sekw









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Registered: 01-29-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 12:25pm

I was just about to say clinique but that brand of make up doesn't work well for you. One thing for sure though is to wash your

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