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Historically, makeup was so well-known for causing acne that scientists coined a term for it: acne cosmetica.

Thankfully, makeup formulations have improved over the years, and these days, most makeup is safe for acne-prone skin. However, to be safe, always check the ingredient list for pore-clogging ingredients, and choose makeup aimed at a younger demographic since the manufacturers are more likely to have acne in mind when formulating the products. 

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