Post # 1
I have extremely sensitive/oily/acne-prone skin. I currently use PanOxl face cleanser (originally written as prescription from derm, but can get at walgreens OTC) and Prescriptives All Skins mineral powder makeup SPF 15. I’ve been using this combo for about 2 years with minor breakouts maybe every couple of months (which is GREAT for my skin).
The last time I tried to change my cleanser to one of Prescriptives choices, I had a massive breakout by the end of the week. When I tried to change to an Estee Lauder liquid foundation for makeup (of course oil free and made for oily skin, etc), I had an ridiculously excessive breakout within HOURS of putting it on my face. :/
I’ve noticed on the boards people say mineral powder foundations don’t photograph well. I want to look into other makeup options for the wedding, but I”m terrified of going through the bad acne again.
I have my e-pics coming up next weekend, and I can’t decide if I should chance trying a new makeup the day of so hopefully a breakout won’t happen during the photoshoot, or not risk it and use my regular makeup then and start the hunt for new foundation afterwards.
Any advice bees?
Post # 3
First- Get an apointment with a dermatologist. It won’t help with the e-pics, but it will help for the wedding. Go to your primary care first if your insurance won’t cover it without a referral, but do it soon- I know at least around here the waiting period is 1-3 months for a derm appointment (of course, we’re rural, so its probably way better elsewhere). I’ve been struggling with this stuff my whole life, on and off, sometimes stuff works for a while- etc. Its worth seeing a professional for, especially if you’re like me and it depresses you/stresses you out.
Okay. Thats my soapbox 🙂 For the immediate, I wouldn’t change anything. It actually sounds like your skin might be sensitive, rather than oily, or a combination of the two. Is it possible for you to not wear makeup at all the week or even a few days before the epics? I know thats hard, especially if your skin is bothering you, but it might help it relax.But I would use what you know works- don’t try to zap it with intense products. Wear your regular makeup, because you know you won’t have a break out half way through the session with your photographer.
I have sensitive, acne prone skin (I always thought it was oily but am learning to be more gentle with it). I’ve found some makeup I really like that you might consider experimenting with after the pics: Laura Mercer tinted moisturizer & Givency Photoperfexion Liquid Foundation. They are both pricy, so maybe try them from Sephora, which has a good return policy. I also like Smashbox primer, and I do use mineral make up (bare minerals) sometimes, but I’m still unsure if it irritates my skin or not (I’ve heard bad things about it + sensitive/acne prone skin).
Sorry that was so long! I hope it helps, i know how frustrating skin issues can be!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry too much about it if you have a good photographer. A good photographer should be able to fix any issues in photoshop. I have really bad skin and my mom makes me look like a model after she is done with photoshopping it and I also wear mineral makeup.