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How can I prep my skin before putting on makeup so I don't get pimples?

How can I prep my skin before putting on makeup so I don't get pimples?

See below: Clogged pores contribute to acne. Wash & dry your face prior to applying skin care products. Make sure all products applied to your face (including makeup, moisturizers, sunscreens, etc) are oil-free & non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores in most people). Always remove all makeup before going to bed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a pimple and how can I look beautiful naturally as I will also be putting makeup on top?

How can I get rid of a pimple and how can I look beautiful naturally as I will also be putting makeup on top?

Cover Up stick: Some people use a cover up stick to conceal discoloration from a pimple and apply their foundation over that. ...Read more

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How can I cover up my pimples without using makeup?

How can I cover up my pimples without using makeup?

Visine Eye Drops: Visine -- "it takes the red out" of more than just eyes, by constricting dilated blood vessels that cause redness. Use a q-tip to apply a few drops to your pimple to temporarily decrease redness. Aside from traditional "makeup" concealers, there are "tinted" acne spot treatments & green-tinted products (often used for rosacea) for hiding redness. Be sure to use "non-comedogenic" products. ...Read more

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My pimples get really red and the redness doesn't go away, so I have to cover with lots of makeup what can I use to help?

My pimples get really red and the redness doesn't go away, so I have to cover with lots of makeup what can I use to help?

See a doctor : Sometimes extreme redness may seems suggest roseace rather than acne . Either case your will be able to decide best option. Some topical and oral antibiotics could be used. ...Read more

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How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

Mineral makeup: There are many options out there for makeup and coverup for scars and blemishes. If you have active acne, the best makeup is usually mineral based. These make ups are less likely to clog pores and decrease the risk of infection. Mineral makeups sit on top of the skin and have a decreased likelihood of causing reactions. ...Read more

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Pimples occur in hair follicles, not in pores. So why is "non-comedogenic" (doesn't clog pores) makeup better for avoiding acne?

Pimples occur in hair follicles, not in pores.  So why is "non-comedogenic" (doesn't clog pores) makeup better for avoiding acne?

Pore around follicle: There are minute hairs at the pore opening. Oil glands come to the surface at pores and are associated with small hair follicles. Comedogenic products block the opening form the oil gland causing an accumulation of debris and eventually inflammation. ...Read more

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Does using makeup very frequently on a daily basis cause blackheads to develop which eventually turn into painful pimples with the yellow heads?

Does using makeup very frequently on a daily basis cause blackheads to develop which eventually turn into painful pimples with the yellow heads?

Possibly: Some ingredients in certain cosmetic products can be pore clogging. This can certainly aggravate acne conditions. Using 'noncomedogenic' products and cleansing well each night can help reduce this problem for some. ...Read more

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Had a whitehead pimple on my chin. Popped it/applied makeup. It formed a scab. Will aloevera help with the scab? What if the pimple is still 'active'?

Monitor: it is common for a pimple after it opens to scab. It usually heals itself but you can add aloe or an antibiotic cream If it gets larger or increase in redness then may need more therapy ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more