Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Your skin’s pores open into a follicle, which is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The sebaceous gland releases oil, which travels up out of the pore onto the surface of your skin. This oil, called sebum, is responsible for keeping our skin lubricated and soft.
Acne occurs when any of the following happens:
- Your follicles produce too much oil
- Dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
- Bacteria builds up in your pores
You have the highest risk of developing acne during puberty because during this time your body undergoes many hormonal changes. These changes can trigger oil production, leading to an increased risk of acne breakouts.
Acne during adulthood is also normal. Some adults continue to get acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Women tend to get adult acne more often than men do, this is due to fluctuating hormone levels, which can lead to active breakouts.
Other causes of acne during adulthood include:
- Hair and skin care products
- Certain medications
Can people with acne wear foundation?
Since acne-prone skin is sensitive, people with acne may find that certain makeup products, such as foundations and concealers, worsen acne or cause new breakouts. Because some foundations can cause acne by clogging pores, it's important to find a formula that is non-comedogenic, and does not exacerbate the issue at hand.
It is also essential that the foundation does not contribute to oil production or irritation. The trick is to find a light, matte option that will deliver on the promise of coverage while caring for troubled skin. The ideal foundation for acne prone skin should provide full coverage, be weightless, free of oils, and non-comedogenic.
DP Derm’s Best SPF Moisturizer for Face, Cover Recover, has all these properties and is a buildable camouflage with healing benefits. Cover Recover serves as an excellent daily moisturizer and foundation, and is suitable for all skin types, including acne prone skin.
This powerful all-in-one cream is infused with DP Dermaceuticals’ patented HylaFuse complex, which makes it a perfect lightweight solution for use even during an active breakout. The HylaFuse complex is triple weighted so that it is effective on all layers of the skin, thus guaranteeing optimal moisturization and even acts as a second barrier, offering your skin protection.
Cover Recover also contains zinc oxide which is both non-comedogenic and antimicrobial, which means that this foundation can protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun as well as infection without clogging pores or furthering the risk of developing acne or prompting a breakout. As the name suggests, not only does this foundation provide full coverage, it also contains a blend of healing ingredients formulated to improve and protect the skin, as well as probiotics to disinfect and strengthen it.
Cover Recover from Dp Dermaceuticals is a healing cream, a full spectrum sunscreen, and a post-procedure cover-up, all in one amazing product. It comes in 9 shades, plus sheer and clear, and is the perfect foundation for everyday use and protection, which makes it the best SPF moisturizer + foundation for acne prone skin.