Your makeup is too heavy
It’s a natural reaction: You’re breaking out, so you slather on heavier makeup. In turn, skin can’t breathe (products plug pores and oil glands), bolstering bacteria and causing more breakouts. The cycle repeats until you have no choice but to put on more makeup to cover the red bumps. A dermatologist can work with you to break the habit. She may put you on a topical program, oral medication, or recommend treatments like microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing to correct acne scarring. Once you get acne under control, you won’t need to be heavy handed with the foundation or concealer.