Complexion Imperfection Week: Day 4 – Make-Up


There are absolutely no restrictions to using makeup when you have blemishes or oily skin, but you much choose and apply make-up with care so as not to further exacerbate the skin.

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll look at your very best all day long..


Choose your products wisely

If you have oily skin, foundation can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. If your base isn’t working as hard as it could be, consider switching to a formulation that is specifically formulated to mop up excess oil. Hypoallergenic, non comedogenic and oil-free products are best for oily skin types, such as the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Corrective Fluid Foundation, £14.00, a liquid foundation enriched with matifying agents and skin soothing properties. As hygiene is very important, any applicators used to apply the makeup must be cleaned regularly.



Consider a primer

If you’re attached to your regular foundation but you still find that your skin gets a tell-tale midday shine, use a matifying make-up primer underneath your base. There are many formulations specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of shine and regulate the amount of sebum you produce, and La Roche-Posay Effaclar M, £13.00, is one of the best. The velvety fluid formulation controls sebum production and minimises large pores, leaving skin feeling fresh and smooth all day.



Remove your make-up properly every day

Makeup residues, dust and pollution may block the pores and add to the appearance of blemishes. Consequently, it is important to remove makeup and cleanse your face thoroughly every evening with a deep cleansing face wash. Remember to remove all residue with an effective toner such as the Vichy Normaderm Purifying Astringent Toner, £10.00, as if your cleanser is not properly removed this can also lead to the blockage of pores.

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