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  • 1. Avoiding Cosmetic Acne By The CarefulChoice Of MakeupAvoiding Cosmetic Acne - OverviewThis article looks at avoiding cosmetic acne; Cosmetics and acne go together like peaches andengine oil, no matter what type or brand you may use, that may be guaranteed not to inducebreakouts, there will be someone somewhere who disproves the point, so the best makeup for acneis no makeup – Oh! if only life were that simple, that statement is about as useful as a chocolatefireguard in the real world, and it is actually a paradox, the use of cosmetics or makeup can be thetrigger that cause you an attack of this cursed condition, and at the same time it is often applied totry and hide it from the outside world by those those already afflicted by it.Avoiding Cosmetic Acne TriggersThe condition actually has a medical name, Acne cosmetica and it is caused by the repeatedapplication of certain cosmetic ingredients to the skin, and although this is a very mild condition,using the wrong type of makeup can lead to acne vulgaris, in some cases.Therefore for many avoiding cosmetic acne can become an obsession, and with good reason.A vast percentage of beauty products may contain at least one of the ingredients that can triggeracne, and they are often added to ensure the product has the best performance, but to be fair to themakers many do a lot of research and spend a lot of money trying to manufacture products that donot cause acne, this is very difficult however as there are a myriad of ingredients that may becomeproblematic.It comes as no surprise therefore that the condition acne cosmetica affects those places on your facewhere the most makeup is generally applied.Acne cosmetica may also take quite some time to develop, leading the wearer to believe theoutbreak of small bumps that can be very irritating may be caused by some other factor, and withthe person unaware of what is causing the problem to their skin they may carry on using theirfavorite cosmetics regardless, thus making the condition very persistent, fortunately for the vastmajority, unlike more serious forms, a.cosmetica does not leave behind scars when it eventuallyclears up.Nevertheless avoiding cosmetic acne in the first place is the best route to go.Problems In Avoiding Cosmetic AcneTo most women and teenage girls, not wearing any makeup would make them feel they are walkingaround naked, it can be very distressing and to this end to say stop wearing it is just not reallyhelpful, so the best advice and a compromise is to only wear it if you absolutely have to, and thenmake sure you only use products that are labeled as non-comedogenic, as although not perfect theydo offer a greater degree of protection from breakouts.If there is no way you really cannot do without the wearing of makeup for whatever reason then togive yourself the best possible chance of avoiding any possible problems with acne cosmetica there
  • 2. are at least a few precautions you may take.Avoiding Cosmetic Acne – Products To Watch Out ForAs mentioned above always make certain that anything you put on your skin is not going to causepore blockages, this is vital in the prevention of acne as you probably are already aware, and ofcourse there is a huge list of ingredients that are known to irritate the skin or to cause allergies,alcohol bases that are often used for perfume are the main culprits here, therefore look to useunperfumed products and especially those classed as hypo-allergenic, or allergy free.Most but not all oily products are usually best avoided although some of these are fine to use even ifyou have oily skin, Tea Tree oil is especially good although products using this are generally quiteexpensive.Be careful too in the use of blusher, this may contain the natural mineral mica, which can causepore blockage, this is used generally for the pleasing sparkly effect thatit gives, but it will be best to forgo that and switch to a plain blusher instead, also they may containcertain coloring ingredients that may also be irritants.It is best to use dry powder or gel as a blush rather than a cream, although this is generally used byolder women as it gives better coverage for their thinner skin.Foundations if applied should also be as light as possible and applied sparingly.Lipsticks and lip gloss are inherently greasy, and may contain substances that are bad for your skinaltogether as regards pore clogging, perhaps here you could change your look and use a mattelipstick, as these type of lip products are less likely to cause a problem.Hair-care products are probably overlooked by most as being a potential cause of irritation, butmany of these are packed full potential irritants so try and keep all of these products off your facialskin, especially hairspray and perm solutions, this will be especially true if you are doing your ownstyling as it will be more difficult to control any runs, drips or overspray.Remember also if you like to keep fit or do any activities that cause you to perspire, the sweat carrychemical residues from these products onto your skin which if left on may cause irritation, thereforeit is advised to thoroughly wash the skin directly after such activity.As a final snippet of advice here watch out too for sunscreen ,some of these are very oily,ensure youget a specially formulated one to suit.Avoiding Cosmetic Acne – Final TipsThere is a separate page on this site covering the best acne moisturizers to use, this will give you agood list from which to choose from, if you have acne already then you will probably want to use aconcealer at some point you can find them here.One last thing on the subject of Acne cosmetica, like most medical problems nothing is ever asstraightforward as it seems and acne cosmetica is no different in this respect because it can exhibitthe symptoms of various other unrelated conditions, your doctor or skin specialist will be able toadvise you further on this as it is beyond the scope of this article.Hopefully with the help of this site article avoiding cosmetic acne will be easier to achieve.For much more helpful advice and many more methods and tips for treating various acne conditionsgo to: