Primers for acne-prone skin: Tip of the Day 8-2-22
Makeup primers are not created equally. The primary goal of primers is to create a smooth facial “canvas” so makeup stays on longer without creasing and exposing large pores. For people with acne-prone skin, choosing the right primer could mean fewer breakouts.
Silicone-based primers create a nice smooth canvas to apply makeup, but tend to be stickier, creating an environment for trapping bacteria. This isn’t ideal for people who break-out easily.
Water-based primers don’t have the same long-wear abilities as silicone based primers, which is why some prefer silicone primer. If you have oily skin, and you’re not wanting to ditch silicone primers, look for ones that contain dimethicone. This ingredient helps control oil production, which can lead to more breakouts.