Breakouts happens to the best of us—and seemingly always before an important event for which we want to look our best. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of beauty products dedicated to tackling the very difficult task of covering a pimple. The tricky part is finding a product that will cover your breakout without making it worse.
“I find that when it comes to people that have acne and wear makeup, there are two kinds of patients—those that wear makeup to cover up their acne and those that seem to get acne from their makeup,” says Erum Ilyas, MD, a dermatologist at Montgomery Dermatology in Pennsylvania. While she acknowledges that the concept of wearing makeup to cover breakouts is not unreasonable, she says it can be hard to pull off, especially if the acne is severe.
“Concealers will often mask the redness associated with a pimple but accentuate the scabbing or crusting associated with it and, if it’s a particularly inflamed pimple, it will be tough to get the makeup to stay on it!” she warns. Your best plan of action? Prioritizing a treatment game plan first for the underlying acne and then considering proper forms of coverage that won’t make things worse.
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Source: Total Beauty