Acne solutions for a face full of batter

By Karla Agudelo

Eighty-five percent of Americans between the ages of twelve and 24 years old suffer from minor acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Makeup products can also be a factor of acne as certain ingredients found in them can clog pores.

According to an article on WebMD, “Makeup can be very good at hiding pimples, but it can also accentuate zits if you use the wrong kind of concealer or slather it on too thickly.”

The article also says ingredients such as silica titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and dimethicone, found in mineral-based makeup cosmetics, do not irritate the skin or cause acne, and lower redness.

According to Carina from College Fashion, “check the ingredients on every single product you use. If a product says it is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, sulfate-free or oil-free, that’s a good sign.”

Clinique’s beyond perfecting foundation and concealer and BECCA cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill shimmering skin perfector pressed Champagne Pop. Photo by Karla Agudelo.


Although some makeup products can clog pores and cause pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, makeup brands like Clinique are allergy-tested and fragrance free, so that all skin types, including acne-prone skin can use makeup.

Clinique provides a variety of products including moisturizers, cleansers, foundation and concealers to powders.

Five products to try from Clinique are: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser, Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer Duo, Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer and Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder.

Once you have applied a face full of batter, do not forget that a top coat of highlighter never hurt anybody. So, check out BECCA cosmetics Champagne Pop in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill for a gold, peachy and pink highlight.