Everyone and anyone who has had acne knows that on some days makeup can be your only saving grace. The only thing that gives you a shred of confidence and lets you walk out of the house. We all have days where we need that extra bit of help with our looks. Makeup comes to our rescue in times like this. However when you have acne or acne prone skin you have to be a little cautious when it comes to choosing anything you apply on your face. In this article I hope to give you some guidelines when it comes to choosing makeup for acne prone skin.
Many times while on Pinterest I come across Face Maps that say something like “Face mapping – What your acne is trying to tell you” or “Chinese Face Mapping – What your acne means”. Basically, it’s an outline of a face which tells you what pimples on various parts of your face mean.
So pimples between eyes mean that maybe your liver is not functioning well. On your cheeks may mean respiratory or metabolism issues. Acne on the jawline and chin means your acne is hormonal. Basically, the whole face is mapped out and linked to various body parts and function.
Acne is never your fault. Come on, no one would ever do anything that they knew gave them acne. There is nothing you are doing in particular that is giving you acne. Acne is the result of various things happening inside your body. Various factors come together to make your skin break out. The breakout which is the most visible is the last of a chain of events taking place in your body. However, once you have it, there are certain habits that make acne worse.
How many times has someone looked at your acne and told you “Drink a lot of water”? It is as if somehow water is the one thing you have completely overlooked in your quest for clear skin.
I’ve had my fair share, well make that a big share, of people, tell me this, including the last dermatologist I saw. Besides being annoying, I knew it was not true as I have always been a big water drinker. I drink up to 9-10 glasses of water a day and always have. In spite of that I still developed and had acne through my teens, twenties and my thirties.