How do I cover up my acne with makeup?

I have bad acne and just recently went to the dermatologist. Anyways, whenever I go out I want to cover it up with makeup so that you can't see it as well, but I'm not sure what to use. I don't wear makeup when I'm around the house, just whenever I go out to the grocery store or something like that. Any advice on how to cover it up as good as possible is appreciated! Thanks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 AM on Jul. 12, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • If you’ve decided to use makeup to cover your , be sure to stay away from products that are comedogenic (products that actually clog pores and cause acne!). These products add oils to your , causing further and often more severe breakouts and irritation. Instead, use non-comedogenic products which do not contain oil and won’t clog pores.If you have had a history of problem skin, it is often wise to select makeup that is light, non-greasy, and non-comedogenic. There are numerous foundations and powders available for sensitive skin that fall into this category.

    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:30 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • Two words: Bare Minerals
    alexmomma2007

    Answer by alexmomma2007 at 1:48 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • If you use foundation, choose a lightweight one. I think it looks HORRIBLE when you can tell that someone is trying to cover up acne with makeup. I'd rather see a few pimples than all that crap caked on. I've heard that lots of these new mineral makeups work really well. Avon sells some now & I heard it's just as good as the Bare Minerals brand.
    crazysocks830

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 1:59 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • Revlon and almay have a blemish cover up in a tube. Neutragena has a foundation for that as well. Any make up with salycilic acid is good cause it covers up as well as heals the acne.
    Texgirl73

    Answer by Texgirl73 at 2:08 AM on Jul. 12, 2008

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  • I like mineral make up. I also suffer from acne. I started using Rodan+Fields Dermatology. They have a treatment called UNBLEMISH. It REALLY works! Took away my cystic acne with a week and a half.
    www.rodanandfields.com/karenwardzinski
    K.K.707

    Answer by K.K.707 at 11:20 AM on Jul. 16, 2008

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  • Hi there!
    Well, first off what are you using to try and clear up your skin? I have had moderate acne all my life (I am 28 now) I have used proactive which helped some as well as every over the counter product. I recently switched to AVONs new acne line-its currently only $29 and I find it to be better that ProActive (for me anyway) my skin has NEVER been this clear. It comes with a wash/scrub, toner in the form of a pad and a topical cream. Even my dermatologyst said my skin has made a drastic improvement.
    That said, I am an AVON Beauty Advisor and I love either bare minerals foundations (I use the wet method) or I use AVON Ideal Shade foundation. I still have some scars that are fading over time and for those I use Avon concealer stick. Its all about finding your right shade and BLENDING!!
    Hope this helps a little bit, I know how hard it can be when you feel you don't look your best!
    www.yourAVON.com/julienickels
    foxyAVONlady

    Answer by foxyAVONlady at 3:23 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

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  • make up primer, make up primer,make up primer! A girls best friend. Also try a mineral foundation, it is lighter and more easily controlled. Hope this helps. Anymore questions please feel free to pm me!
    GIFTOFARBONNE

    Answer by GIFTOFARBONNE at 9:36 AM on Dec. 1, 2008

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  • This is how i do it

    first use sally hansons invisible powder treatment you will need a blush brush to apply it

    next use clean and clear advantage acne spot treatment apply over whole face this smooths

    then i dont know the name of it but all this stuff you can get at wal mart there is a concealer stick that you use over the acne spots let dry for like 3 seconds then use a triangle sponge to kind of smear it over the spot

    apply base and go from there i use this method works perfect for me i use liquid with powder base over it and just the liquid my face looks like there is no acne
    AliciasMommy

    Answer by AliciasMommy at 11:30 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

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  • Maybelline has a great pencil concealer with Salisylic acid...it dries your zits while covering them. Try to use a good quality fine ground mineral foundation. I said fine ground because it'll stay on your skin better ,and not settle in lines and large pores. My company has a great acne treatment and mineral makeup....I started to sell it because my acne clearedd up after 20+ years of suffering. You can find the mineral makeup under the S I Color banner and the acne system under Continuously Clear banner.
    Pm me if you have questions and here is the link: http://www.myseriesse.com/shop_online.aspx?ID=asp
    Noosh

    Answer by Noosh at 11:17 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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