The best foundations for acne-prone skin

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Whether you suffer from acne or breakouts, one of the age-old dilemmas is whether to cover up your blemishes and risk making them worse, or simply to leave them be but feel self-conscious. However, the beauty world has evolved and now there are foundations that will not only evenly cover your spots, but will also actively combat acne to leave you with radiant, smooth skin.

We take a look at the best foundations for acne-prone skin...

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If you suffer from acne choose foundations which are oil-free

If your skin is prone to minerals, when picking foundation and other make-up, go for mineral-based or oil free ones, as these will help to balance your complexion and combat the acne. We love Clinique's Anti Blemish Solutions foundation which is oil-free, and has skin-soothing properties to reduce the appearance of redness and balances the skin to prevent future breakouts. If you're looking for mineral bases, beauty classic bareMinerals Original SPF15 foundation which also works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, without drying out your skin.

For those who are always out and about but don't want to constantly carry their entire make-up bag, products such as Rimmel's 9-in-1 BB cream is the answer. It primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens and protects your skin, so you only need one product on you to keep your blemishes covered. Max Factor's Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion foundation is also renowned for its long-lasting effect, and its solid-to-liquid formula gives you a flawless base with one easy swipe so there's no need for concealer and powder.

If your skin is sensitive alongside being prone to breakouts, you might want to turn to products such as Benefit's Big Easy foundation which soothes and comforts the skin for a healthier glow, while Maybelline's Super Star Better Skin foundation has a hydrating formula making it ideal for sensitive skin.