Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:44 PM
I would also recommend exfoliating everyday with a gentle exfoliator to help get rid of the flakes. Also moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower or wash your face, and a primer could help as well!
Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30
Apply Aczone (dapsone)
Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
50 mg of Spironolactone
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:13 PM
So I'm a 16 year old girl and I've had acne for the longest time and I'm not sure what Im doing wrong. I never really use foundation very much because I always get these problems... I get that "caked on" look no matter how much I put on, even if its just a dab. Doesn't look natural at all. Doesnt matter if I do powder, liquid, whipped.. whatever. Still get the same thing. I've tried using a couple different things to apply the makeup and still got the same result. My face doesnt ever look flaky before I try putting makeup on, it looks so terrible that I just take it all off again and my face never looks like its peeling before I put the foundation on.. I don't get it. I've tried putting moisturizer on before it but it just doesnt work. So I've read up and I think I need a concealer. Right now i've been trying to use Revlon colorstay whipped makeup and Revlon colorstay aqua mineral makeup. I also use a clean and clear acne moisturizer. So im going to Target and going to pick out and try new makeup. I need advice on what to get or try cause I am awful with makeup and I don't know what to pick. What concealers should I try or what other makeup is good for flaky and acne skin?
1. I find that I have to take a damp washcloth and gently scrub in circles for about 3 minutes to get flakes off. The key is not to scrub hard, but to scrub in very small motions to get all the small flakes.
2. A sulfur clay mask once a week has a keratolytic effect, meaning the sulfur helps dead skin get removed more easily.
3. My makeup looked much better after I got a quality liquid foundation and applied it with a BRUSH. Never could get natural looking makeup with a sponge because my skin texture is too uneven. I use the MAC makeup brush designed for liquid foundation. If you go to a MAC counter they will show you how to apply with a brush (it actually does take a little skill).
Edited by Green Gables, 01 September 2012 - 07:14 PM.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:12 PM
Oh and it's good to exfoliate but everyday would be too much and would dry out your skin further. You should start by doing it 3 times a week (assuming you don't exfoliate now), and then 2 a week until you're only doing it once a week. Use a good quality moisturiser and a primer before your make up.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:24 PM
2) You have to be very careful when applying foundation. A standard foundation brush or stippling brush would be good tools for application - preferable to a buffing brush or your fingers, which are less delicate and less precise.
3) Try using a moisturizing or hydrating face primer.
And upon reading the thread, I realized I've just repeated advice that's already been given. Oh well!
Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:32 PM
Here's what I do with the products I'm currently using:
Moisturizer (100% Pure)
Primer (100% Pure)
Liquid Foundation (HD Foundation by Makeup Forever)
Concealer (HD Invisible Cover Concealer by Makeup Forever)
Powder (Multitasking Concealer by Everyday Minerals)
Setting Spray (I like Urban Decay De-Slick for oily skin but if you're still having problems with dryness and you don't need oil control there's lots of others out there)
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:44 PM
good luck! =)
Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:03 AM
Flaky makeup provides the best natural makeup for face.
Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:13 PM
Take a makeup sponge- put in water and dampen it- squeeze out water from sponge- stipple on face (Dont tug!) just stipple. BAM! works great with me because im on accutane and am so dry.
"Pass the marmalade" - Hermione Granger
Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:15 PM
A dry make up sponge always gave me flakes so I don't use pressed powder. Try using a foundation brush for liquid foundation and before you put on make up always apply a moisturizer. Jojoba oil works amazing 100% for all over the face or just for those dry spots that flake!