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What makeup can cause acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: Any

Any product applied to acne-prone skin can cause acne.
.. But "non-comedogenic" products are less likely because they lack ingredients known to clog pores & cause acne in "most" people. So, advise that everything (including other skin care products) applied to your face be oil-free non-comedogenic products, and that you remove/wash off all makeup & daytime skin products before bed.

In brief: Any

Any product applied to acne-prone skin can cause acne.
.. But "non-comedogenic" products are less likely because they lack ingredients known to clog pores & cause acne in "most" people. So, advise that everything (including other skin care products) applied to your face be oil-free non-comedogenic products, and that you remove/wash off all makeup & daytime skin products before bed.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Heavy coverup

Look for light non comedogenic makeup not to block pores.
A powder base is often better than creamy foundations.

In brief: Heavy coverup

Look for light non comedogenic makeup not to block pores.
A powder base is often better than creamy foundations.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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