Conceal AcneHow to Cover Blemishes
Written by Admin on January 26, 2010
The best way to treat skin blemishes is to leave them uncovered, allowing them to heal naturally. However, in many cases that is not possible. You might have an interview, date or other social event where having blemish-free skin is vital. Learning how to conceal acne is tricky. Too much or improperly applied makeup will only result in making your skin look worse. And the last thing you want to do is draw attention to that pimple! But how do you cover blemishes?
Start by gently cleaning your skin with a daily face wash. The kind you use is up to you – it can be over-the-counter, medicated, non-medicated or prescription. However, the best options will be perfume free, alcohol free and non-comedogenic. When you are preparing your skin to conceal acne, never use a facial scrub or exfoliant. Also, be careful not to pop any pimples or open existing breaks in the skin.
Next, you want to choose the best concealer. Select a brand that is non-comedogenic to prevent aggravating your skin – resulting in future breakouts. Start with the minimum amount of makeup. In most cases, tinted moisturizer applied with a concealer brush should be enough. In cases where your acne is red or making skin splotchy, trying to conceal acne can be more difficult. Try taking a bit of concealer and mix it with a small amount of moisturizer. This will allow for greater coverage than with a tinted moisturizer.
Finally, cover the area with a loose powder if needed. Make sure to check your results in natural and indoor lighting to make sure your makeup does appear to thick. The last thing you want to do is accent your acne blemish or look like you are wearing a mask!
After you have covered your blemish, continue with your makeup application as usual. At the end of the day, make sure to completely wash your face and remove all the makeup you applied during your routine. Never sleep with cosmetics applied to your skin! Not washing your skin completely and sleeping with makeup will block pores, increasing the number of breakouts.
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