I’ve seen too many girls with concealer and foundation caked over tell-tale acne bumps that don’t seem to go away. If you must continue to use these harsh products, at least treat yourself with something natural to keep your skin clear when the makeup comes off. I’ll give you a couple of cheap, natural ideas.
You’ve probably heard of using baking soda. I advocate it even though it isn’t natural per se, and it is used by many models who wear makeup all day. You don’t have to make it in advance, just shake some powder in your hand and mix in a bit of water til you have a paste. It is good for arms, face, chest, you-name-it, but I’ve found that if used before and after makeup application, it prevents breakouts. Just make sure your hands are clean, and don’t neglect to wash your face. Rinse the residue off when it forms. I keep my baking powder in a bottle and use it to matte my face when traveling, as well.
My second suggestion is to use a mask of Greek yogurt and grapefruit juice. You need less than a tablespoon of each. Paint on the yogurt then rub in the juice. The salicylic acid naturally produced by grapefruit clears pores, and the probiotics in yogurt are fabulous for your skin. Rinse when it dries.
No more shiny skin or bumpy faces!