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Using the wrong type of make-up can also cause acne or pimples. However, if one is diligent about removing make-up at the end of the day and immediately after exercise, acne can be prevented to a certain extent. Certain oils and chemicals in cosmetics can cause or worsen acne. This type of acne, appropriately called acne cosmetica, is mild, common and characterised by blocked pores and reddened bumps on the chin, cheeks and forehead. Acne cosmetica occurs when oils from your make-up collect in and clog your pores; thick liquid/ cream products are more often than not the culprits here than lighter products like powders. To help avoid these reactions, look for make-up products that are fragrance- and oil-free as these ingredients are typically the most irritating to the skin. Also, opt for products that are labeled hypoallergenic (they’re less likely to cause allergic reactions), non-comedogenic (they won’t block pores) and non-acnegenic (they won’t cause acne). In case you experience a possible reaction to make-up, do not delay in consulting your dermatologist immediately.