QUESTION: I do not use make up very frequently because when I do I get blackheads and pimples. What is the problem, how can it be solved?

Tara Daniele
There are several factors to address when dealing with acne and blackheads. First you want to make sure you are using the proper cleanser. This makes all the difference. By keeping the skin exfoliated and killing pore clogging bacteria you can prevent the breakouts from occurring in the first place. Skin Rx Clinic carries a Jojoba Exfoliating Cleanser. It is give a deep down clean feeling and contains Jojoba beads to naturally buff away dead skin cell build up. That in combination with Salicylic Acid allows the skin to breath even under makeup. You should also use a good moisturizer. This will assure your skin stays properly hydrated throughout the day and as a result will not over produce oil and clog the pores leaving room for bacteria to grow. Skin Rx Clinic also carries a Glycolic Face Lotion that is lightweight and beneficial in helping prevent and clear up acne prone skin. Now that we have touch base on what to do before you apply your make up to keep your skin clear, let’s talk about the right kind of makeup. I am sure you have noticed the Mineral Makeup crazy, and rightly so…it is fantastic! You also have options;  Mineral Secrets carries a fantastic line of mineral makeup products, Pressed Mineral Base, Loose Mineral Base and Liquid Mineral base. These are all oil free products made of mineral pigments and will not clog your pores or cause acne causing bacteria to grow. My personal preference is the Liquid Mineral Base. I love its texture and it provides medium coverage without feeling heavy and wearing off mid day! But if you prefer a powder base the Loose Mineral Base is light weight and provides minimal coverage, the pressed is also lightweight as it is still a powder but it provide better coverage. One you decide on what type of Mineral Makeup you prefer the rest is easy…just apply and feel how natural your skin feels and looks!