Acne is a natural and a very common skin condition that happens to many people, and there is no way sometimes to prevent it from happening. Many people struggle to go on dates, special events or even to work or go to school due to acne.
The Power Of Makeup
Makeup is a powerful tool. Not only does it brighten your eyes or plump your lips, but it also works wonders to cover up red spots and stubborn acne scars in seconds. The key is to have the right makeup brushes and the best products — including concealer and foundation — and know how to apply them properly.
To help you have great skin and feel confident every time you step out the door, we’ve created an easy-to-follow guide on using makeup to cover acne and acne scars. Follow these pro tips, and you’re (literally) done!
Treating Your Acne Is The First Step
Any good makeup routine aimed at making acne less noticeable starts with a treatment. Your daily skincare routine should target both individual blemishes and the overall appearance of your complexion. After cleansing the skin, we recommend using an acne treatment mask, especially if you also have oily skin. Products formulated with kaolin clay and acids help absorb excess oil and control shine for a matte finish.
Another essential thing is to keep your skin moisturised. The key to easy makeup is soft skin, so staying hydrated is especially important. Before you reach for your makeup brushes, be sure to use a moisturiser designed to treat your acne.
How To Cover Acne Scars With Makeup?
Before we jump into the customized coverage tips, some simple bonus tips are here:
- Clean and then moisturize your face the way you do your regular skincare routine and remove any impurities.
- Apply your best primer to lock your makeup out and prevent your skin from absorbing all of it.
- Using a color corrector is also an excellent way to cover up the marks and current zits. It is primarily a green concealer that is the direct opposite of your zit in the color wheel.
- Conceal your spots by dabbing some skin tone concealer on the color corrector areas to diminish the overall appearance by using the best concealer for acne.
- Put some liquid foundation. After you pump some foundation on the back of your palm, you should lightly dip your regular foundation brush into the foundation. Start applying to the center of your face, then move out and blend.
- Set the makeup you have done with loose powder, and make sure your makeup stays in place throughout the day.
Hiding Acne Different Types Of Acne
Blackheads are small black dots that crop on your nose and chin. They are due to the excess oil and dead skin stuck in your pores. This gunk turns black when exposed to outer air and oxygen.
To cover up these types of acne, you will follow all the steps mentioned above but skip color correcting and move to medium-coverage liquid foundation. Next, press some foundation on the skin in a circular and downward motion. Always use mineral makeup.
Acne makeup is best when you know what kind of acne you are dealing with. To cover up whiteheads, dab some spot treatment items onto your pimple:
- Pick products having salicylic acid.
- Apply some color-correcting products to your pimple and reduce the overall appearance of your acne.
- Using a precision brush, you can dab concealer around the zit.
- Cystic Acne:
Red or discolored headless, swollen cystic acne are beasts. Cystic acne is the worst acne, forming very deep under human skin. This can be tricky to treat. To cover these, you can follow these tips. Start with a lot of moisturization.
This will smooth your makeup application process while you build up your coverage. Next, put some primer to hold the makeup on the skin’s surface. Then use a green color corrector over top of it and around your pimple to reduce the appearance of discoloration. Go for yellow color correction if your acne is purple-tinted.
Then use some tiny amount of fuller coverage foundation and a makeup sponge. Finally, if you still have acne peeking out, use a liquid concealer to cover it up.
The Dos and Don’ts
- Prioritize your skincare: Covering acne is more than just applying makeup. Proper skin care goes a long way towards the health and beauty of your skin.
- Remember primer and setting powder: For a longer-lasting look, use a primer and a setting spray or a setting powder. Your skin will thank you for it.
- Acne doesn’t define you: Whether you have a giant pimple on the tip of your nose or one that extends down your cheeks and chin, acne is still a very, very small part of your appearance, and it is a common condition that many people have.
- Don’t feel like you need to cover your entire face: Makeup is just as important to make the rest of your skin come to life while you simultaneously cover up acne scars.
Many people struggle to go on dates, special events or even to work and school due to acne or acne scars. Acne is a natural and a very common skin condition that happens to many people, and there is no way sometimes to prevent it from happening. The key is to treat your acne and use makeup products that won’t worsen your acne.
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Sara is a pro-makeup artist who's been working with some of the biggest cosmetic brands. While makeup is Sara's passion, she also enjoys travelling the world to enrich her beauty career.