Choose Makeup, Moisturizer, and Sunscreen
Many acne patients are surprised to
learn that they can wear makeup. They are often even more surprised
to learn that moisturizer and sunscreen are okay to use while
treating acne. Here’s what dermatologists tell their patients who
want to use these products while treating acne:
Choose oil-free products.
The label may say “oil-free,” “noncomedogenic” or “won’t clog
It is important to know that even when a product says “oil-free,” it
may not prevent breakouts. You may have to experiment with different
oil-free products before you find one that works for you.
Apply acne medication first.
Here is the order that dermatologists recommend:
Gently wash your face.
Apply acne medication. If the
medication stings or burns your skin, wait 5 to 15 minutes after
washing your skin before applying the acne medication.
Apply makeup. If you have trouble
finding makeup that can be used with acne medication, consult a
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