How to Prevent Makeup-Induced Breakouts Naturally

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!

10 thoughts on “How to Prevent Makeup-Induced Breakouts Naturally

  • October 4, 2015 at 9:11 pm
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    It is extremely difficult for me to find a foundation that doesn’t cause breakouts so I have resorted to not using foundation at all. I still get the occasional breakouts due to sweat and oily skin no matter how much I wash my face. I will have to try the baking soda trick in the morning and the evening to see how that works out for me.

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  • July 23, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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    Well the grapejuice and yoghurt is mainly for oily skins. Dry skins would not be recommended to use this. I have normal skin fortunately, and i used Baking soda, it actually even removes tan and keeps you fresh. However i recommend those with acne to STOP USING PRODUCTS!! Let the skin breath and perhaps eat / drink a lot of detox.. it will help a lot more!

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    • September 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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      Ohh I can’t agree more! I had a major skincare problem recently and what really helped me is… vacation! Meaning I didn’t use any makeup or facial masks for 12 days and stick to fruits, veggies, and yogurt diet. I am not 100% back to normal skin yet, but I am getting there.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 1:32 am
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    i had no idea that there was such a huge corrolation between what products we use on our faces and how our face treats us afterwards. thank you for this informative article, i recommend everyone that uses foundation and has acne problems read it

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  • July 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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    I have used baking soda on my hands to get rid of soap scents before baking, and I noticed they were really soft. Did not even think to try it elsewhere, I am for sure going to try it on the rest of my arms now. At the very least!

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  • June 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm
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    oh wow! i’ve never heard of this before i think i’m going to try them whenever I’ll have breakouts it’s pretty interesting… i once tried aloes although it was a long time ago but it worked for me.

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  • June 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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    I have heard many ideas of masks and such, but these two are simply the most bizarre ones yet, and I have not heard of them at all. I have heard of using baking soda to whiten your teeth, not your face. But I might mention that tears are actually great for a clear face. I’m not saying to go around straining to cry, but I am saying if you do happen to it might help to rub it around.

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  • June 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    Baking soda _is_ a natural product. It’s a naturally occurring substance in nature and requires no interference by man. It’s great when used in small amounts, but your best bet is to use yogurt and fruits for your facial regimen. Baking soda and soap upset your skin’s natural pH, which needs to be on the acidic side. Good post!

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  • June 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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    Would I be able to just simply say what a comfort to find someone who genuinely comprehends what they are discussing over the web. You really acknowledge how to convey an issue to light and make it vital. More individuals need to look at this and comprehend this side of the story. It’s amazing you’re not more famous in light of the fact that you definitely have the blessing.

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  • May 26, 2015 at 8:41 am
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    I had no idea that food items could be so beneficial for acne and clogged pores! Going to try the grapefruit juice and yogurt. I have used baking soda before and have found that works great as well.

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