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It seems every time I use a primer under my foundation my pores become clogged and I'll breakout in tiny pimples, much different than my regular acne. Has anyone found a primer that works well and does not clog pores/break you out?

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nope....and I've tried, instead I focus on liquid foundation and apply a mineral powder over the foundation....I like that finish and it doesn't break me out, I use the physician's formula mineral powder

I just gave up on the primer, but I look forward to the answers here, maybe there is something I haven't tried!

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I use BeneFit Cosmetics POREfessional primer, I find it really helps my make up go on smoothly and doesn't break me out.

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I did NOT like

  • Loreal Studio Secrets Primer
  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer

I DO like

  • MAC Prep + Prime (get the one without sunscreen added)
  • Victoria's Secret Fresh Face Brightening Gel Cream

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A while back i asked the same question- bought cover Fx primer- loved it the first week- hated it the next. Now because of accutane i dont wear makeup so i dont need any of it anymore!

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Hourglass is a good mineral primer. Smashbox photo finish light and makeup forever primer never broke me out either.

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I just recently started using the revlon photoready pore perfecting primer. Loving it so far and no breakouts. :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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Porefessional by Benefit. Best primer ever! It makes pores disappear, and skin texture silky.

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I really like a lot of Merle Norman products and their primer is no exception. They have two-one with SPF and the other without. I prefer the one without...it's less pore clogging. A lot of Merle Norman's products are oil and fragrance free and don't have a lot of pore clogging ingredients. grinwink.gif


Current skin care routine:

AM

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

PM

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

I've recently added a mask to my routine. It's all natural and very cheap. Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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I've been using cover FX's SPF primer for months now with no problems. I also sometimes use a serum instead of primer and that works too. But really, a good foundation shouldn't even need a primer, just a good moisturizer.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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Just an update, I went to sephora and asked one of the girls what she would suggest and she handed me dr.brandts pores no more pore refiner. I almost got benefits porefessional but decided to go with dr.brandts because of the ingredients. Pricey though but I had a coupon. Hopefully won't clog my pores. I haven't found a foundation that lasts on my oily skin which is why I need a primer.

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