Apparently what we want does not exist

The problem? You all know it well — I just finished a massive breakout, and I scar awfully. So, to deal with it, I’ve been working with different mixes and products and methods.

What I’ve come up with is a DIY recipe using foundation, moisturiser, and the non-sulphur-based acne treatment of your choice to create a zit-busting tinted moisturiser. I prefer to do this because a) I haven’t found a TM that also treats acne, and b) this way, I already know that what I’m putting on my face won’t break me out.

  1. To start, put a small dab of foundation on the back of your hand. (I use minerals, so I just tap it carefully onto the flat part of my hand and try not to sneeze or trip).
  2. Match this amount with some moisturiser. I like to keep it oil-free, lightweight, and with an SPF of at least 30.
  3. Add a small dab of your acne treatment. I use 10% benzoyl peroxide and the treatment-to-moisturiser ratio is probably about 1:5. Don’t use too much, as it’ll induce the dreaded flakies!
  4. Blend with your fingertips (of the other hand) and apply.

The exact things I’m using are Everyday Minerals Intensive Foundation in “Sandy Fair,” Bioré SkinPreservation moisturiser (review upcoming… once I’ve tried it for a while longer,) and Clean & Clear “Persa-Gel 10”. Feel free to go here to read more about how I’m dealing with suddenly having acne!

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  • Laura

    "try not to sneeze or trip"- ROTFL!my problem is random hiccups.

  • Rae

    Laura: aww, darn hiccups. They always screw me over, too. You're working, and everything is going just fine… and then BAM! you hiccup and it's all over.

  • Arianne

    Great idea! I have a few zits that have popped up out of nowhere (or maybe I've been getting lazy about my night skincare routine) and I am trying to keep them in control.I'm thinking about that Mario Badescu Drying cream. Sounds like a dream.

  • Rae

    Arianne: *ahem*CLEANSE! CLEANSE! CLEANSE! CLEANSE! CLEANSE!Definitely check out the drying cream — love it — and make sure you're taking off all your gorgeous makeup!