One such expert who is open about managing her skin, especially acne and acne scarring, is Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Great Skin. She often takes to Instagram to share snippets of her skin struggles with her followers, including the skincare she uses to keep spots at bay (The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, £6.25, NeoStrata's Foaming Glycolic Wash, £36.40, and Heliocare Gel Oil-Free SPF 50, £31, to name a few products) as well as how she has taken over nine courses of Roaccutane.
But when it comes to acne, less focus is placed on the right makeup routine. Dr Mahto always makes it clear that, regardless of all the scaremongering, you can wear makeup when you have acne, but it pays to know your stuff. Thanks to oils and ingredients like shea butter, for example, makeup such as foundation and concealer can have the potential to clog pores just like the wrong skincare. For this reason, it may be better to opt for makeup that is non-comedogenic, which means it is less likely to block your pores.
An acne-friendly makeup routine is something Dr Mahto has nailed. Ahead, she reveals the cleverly curated products she relies on not to break her out – and one of them is a mere £3.90.