Whenever my skin would break out, I always faced the predicament of wanting to cover it all up but to also just apply some anti-acne cream and let it be. You know how it is, you feel like your face has been taken over by acne and as much as you want to cover it up, the thought of further clogging your pores with makeup just seems so counterintuitive. It must seem like a hopeless situation but we actually have options! There are plenty of helpful products with ingredients made to calm angry pimples and promote clearer skin. Check out these beneficial beauty products for calm, clear skin.
1 Bare Minerals Blemish Therapy
Conceal while you heal blemishes with this handy dandy powder that contains ingredients to exfoliate, fight blemishes, and prevent future breakouts. So basically you can cover those pesky pimples up during the day while you prevent them from getting worse and coming back. If you’ve ever used Bare Minerals’ products then you already know this, but their products are really lightweight and give skin a very natural look that doesn’t look over done. Available at sephora.com for $18
2 COVER FX Blemish Treatment Concealer
Now this is genius! Whenever you get a pimple the first thing you do is reach for concealer and Cover FX’s concealer is pigmented and contains blemish-fighting ingredients so you’re killing two beauty birds with one stone! If you’re like me, you almost always forget to apply acne cream before applying makeup so with this product, you never have to worry about that again and you get flawless coverage! Available at sephora.com for $25
3 E.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation
If you’re hesitant to apply concealer as it might further clog your pores, try e.l.f.’s lightweight Acne Fighting Foundation that helps disguise redness, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. It also contains salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, and aloe to soothe and treat acne while preventing future breakouts. Choose from 7 acne-fighting shades! Available at ulta.com for $6
4 Smashbox Photo Finish More than Primer - Blemish Control
Smashbox is renowned for their effective primers and you can count me as a happy customer. But, I’ll be the first to admit that their products are not what you can call affordable. Their blemish control primer you see here is oil-free, treats acne, and helps keep skin clear and even but it’s a whopping $42. If you have the money to spare, this is a good investment because you’re getting a quality primer that will help treat acne and create a breathable, even base for your foundation to go over to help makeup last and last. Available at sephora.com for $42
5 CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup
Here’s another acne-fighting foundation that keeps skin looking and feeling fresh and natural. Clinique’s Acne Solutions foundation neutralizes redness, conceals acne, and helps keep acne away all in one convenient product. It comes in 16 shades so you can find the perfect oil-free and non-irritating shade to match your unique skin tone. Available at shop.nordstrom.com for $27
Anything that involves grapefruit immediately grabs my attention and Neutrogena’s pink grapefruit moisturizer contains a hint of color that also helps to treat acne, redness, and excess oiliness. This is a good alternative to foundation if you just want natural coverage that won’t feel thick and heavy on your face. Also, it smells like grapefruit so you really can’t go wrong! Available at target.com for $8.54
7 Juice Beauty Organic Blemish Clearing Powder
One last product we had to show you is Juice Beauty’s blemish clearing powder. This loose powder hydrates, soothes, calms, and clears skin of blemishes with natural ingredients like bamboo, minerals, and organic fruit extracts. It also conceals redness and fights free radicals so you can experience your best skin ever! Use it to spot treat or use all over your face. Available at ulta.com for $29
Alright ladies, are you ready to battle breakouts head-on with these excellent acne-fighting tools? If you try any of these products, be sure to leave us your review below!