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I Have Really Bad Acne, What Can I Do?

Hi MMUK MAN,


I am 16 years old and currently suffer from really bad acne.  I have found your website and would like some advise.  I read on your 'Determine Your Skin Tone' page that if I sent you a recent picture you would be able to advise me on the correct shade of makeup for my skin.  Here is a photo of me.  


I would like a product or products that takes away the worst of the redness but not total coverage and that looks natural. I am currently taking Roaccutance which causes my skin to be very dry and sensitive could you let me know what would be suitable for someone like me.  


Chris


Hi Chris,

Thank you for your e-mail and sending in your photo, I would be happy to help and advise you on the best possible products.  I can confirm that the correct color for you on our palette is N5 and Light Medium in our BB cream.


You are not alone, we get many inquires from young men like yourself seeking advice on what products would be best for them so I'm going to dive right.  As you have dry and sensitive skin that's prone to acne, I'd suggest focusing entirely on our mineral selection of men's makeup. This range has been specifically developed for sensitive skin that's particularly prone to flushes and redness. They are still some of our most natural looking products, but have the capability to calm the skin rather than agitate it.


I'd recommend starting with a light application of our Mineral Matte Foundation. Not only does it harbor all the qualities of mineral products but this foundation also boasts a subtle coverage that will blur out most of your acne all day. It's incredibly easy to apply too and I'd recommend using our Mineral Buffering Brush for the quickest and best results. Take a look at our tutorial video for more guidance.


After applied the foundation, there may be some spots or blemishes that are still visible because of their size. This is when a light dab of Concealer can be applied over the top of them, applied using your finger tip. After a couple of times, I'm sure you will be feeling more confident on how best to apply the concealer. Until then here is another tutorial video to help guide you.


To finish, apply a light dusting of our Mineral Anti-Shine Powder this will complete the perfect natural look for you, whiles hiding the acne perfectly.  As well as having all the skin care benefits of mineral makeup, this powder will also lock in the foundation and concealer all day and ensure it stays put without caking or fading. A gentle application over the t-zone (the forehead and bridge of your nose) is usually enough and will also help minimize the appearance of pores and leave your face looking smoother and clearer. Check out this tutorial video for some visual help.  


To help you reduce the redness you spoke about I'd also like to recommend using our Anti-Redness Moisturizer before applying any cosmetics and on the days where your not using the mineral products. This has been specifically designed for guys with sensitive skin and is incredibly powerful at reducing natural redness and guarding against facial flushing. It's a great all round moisturizer that can also use before bed as a night cream.


With these four products, I'm sure you can achieve a natural and quick routine that will work for you throughout the rest of  your teenage years. Our founder Alex actually developed MMUK MAN after suffering with acne breakouts and redness as a teenager himself and decided that there needed to be brand specifically created for men's skin that helped them confidently and comfortably deal with similar skin issues.


I hope you find this products helpful and tips useful.  If you need any further help feel free to reach out and we will be happy to help.  


Thank you, Justin


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