Avoid use of strong cosmetic in acne 2:

If you are having acne then you should avoid using cosmetics. If it is possible use, only water based cosmetics. Care should also be taken to check if they are noncomedogenic.

As it is got in the research that cosmetic manufacturers generally add artificial oil to the products assuming that sebum is always helpful for the skin. These oils actually block the pores and aggravate acne. So it is suggested to use water base cosmetic only.


Avoid make up products with a strong fragrance as they can trigger an allergic reaction. Instead, use products with a very lightly fragrance. Compact pressed powder should also be avoided. The puff tends to collect all the dirt, grime and bacteria of the skin and alleviate acne. Use loose face powder instead. The face powder will help to absorb the extra oil. Apply moisturizer evenly with a light hand. This prevents deposition of excess products at different spots.

Another option available is mineral make up. It contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They have anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that help prevent acne. Even these should be used with caution since at times they tend make the skin dry.
At the end of the day, completely remove all make up. You can do so very conveniently with witch hazel. It is easily available. It contains enough alcohol to cleanse the skin but does not dry it out completely.


Mask & Toning


Cleansing the skin is a type of skin cleaning; like that only mask also does a sort of skin cleaning. The ingredients of mask are depended on the skin type of the person who is using the mask. The main work of mask is to help removing the dirt, dead skins, so that the skin looks clean, soft and young and glowing.

There are many natural ingredients which are used as mask like cucumbers, curds, lemon juice and Brewer’s Yeast. It restores the acid / alkali balance of the skin. Another ingredient of some of the masks is the peeling or the exfoliating agent-these remove the top layer which called a dead skin, from the skin and leaving behind fresh, clean and glowing skin. Fullers earth is a special type of clay often used in face packs. It contains aluminum silicate which absorbs the superficial dead cells and blots up any excessive oil on the skin it is specially used for oily skin; Kaolin is also a fine clay which has been used for oily skin.


Toning is used after cleansing the skin to freshen and tone up the skin; they also restore the acid/ alkali balance of the skin. Toners and astringents basically contain alcohol and water. Having cleansed, wipe away any last traces of dirt or oil with a skin freshener or toner which is suitable for your skin type. For dry and sensitive skin non alcoholic freshener is best, and alcohol astringents are for oily skin. If you are having a combination skin should use toner and astringent