Acne and Makeup
So, you read the rather confusing label on your new acne medication, and it promises fast results in "just 7 days", or something like that. Sounds great, but you've really got to put your best face forward TODAY. Is there anything you can do to hide acne NOW other than stepping out your front door wearing a ski mask?
Rest assured there is a simple way to cover up acne with makeup.
All you need is to learn a few creative acne makeup concealing tips to help you look your very best whether you are at school, work or play.
Remember one thing about makeup and acne, however.
Makeup will often conceal acne, but it doesn't cure acne!
But, I'm willing to bet you already knew that, didn't you?
Don't feel bad! You might be surprised how many people don't know it!
Using makeup to conceal acne isn't that hard, but there are some basic rules that you should always follow to do the job right.
Here's Your basic acne makeup toolkit
Ultimately, your three most important acne-hiding makeup weapons are going to be:
By the way, word to the wise, stay away from the dollar store on this one and rely only on brand names that you can trust. You will definitely regret trying to do this on the cheap.
- A concealer
- A foundation, and...
- A finishing powder.
After that advice, your next step is to choose only oil-free makeup products that will match your skin tone.
Remember, I said, "Oil-free!"
Oil-free is the key to success when you are trying to hide acne, so read the labels carefully. You don't want to aggravate your existing acne problem by layering a fresh coat of oil on skin that already has too much to begin with, do you? Oh yeah! Choose a hypoallergenic brand while you're at it.
If this is the first time that you are using a new brand, you will want to test the makeup by applying small dabs to a spot under your jaw to see how your skin reacts before slathering it all over large areas of your face! If you are going to have a problem with it, you will know within an hour or so after applying it.
Nothing's worse than adding more blotches to an already colorful face. Ugh!
Read This Before You Begin the Process of Hiding Acne with Makeup
Once you have a brand of makeup you can trust, before you do anything else, you will want to wash your face with a soap free cleansing product and pat dry. Then, apply your acne medication per the instructions and let it dry throughly.
Now, You Will Start With The Concealer
Initially, you will want to apply the concealer in a light dabbing motion directly to any dark blotches or red areas that the acne has already produced on your skin. Then, blend the concealer in using a disposable facial sponge. Be careful to use the concealer sparingly. You can always apply more later if you need it but you don't want to layer it on too thickly. Trust me, it will look terrible when it dries if you put it on too thick.
Next Step, Apply The Foundation
Just like with the concealer, you will want to make sure you apply the foundation sparingly as well. Use a light dabbing motion here too. Blend the foundation with your sponge, check your work, and reapply to any areas that need it.
Now For The Final Touches
Apply a very light layer of the oil-free powder using a large makeup brush. This will take care of any shine that the acne concealer and foundation have left behind and it will give your face an even and finished look.
Important Note: Make sure that you throw away the disposable sponges when you are through so you don't transfer yesterday's skin oil to tomorrow's clean face!
Before You Go To Bed
Take the time to wash your face throughly to remove all that lovely makeup you so carefully applied earlier before you go to bed. but preferably as soon as you can after you get home for the day. It has now served its purpose. At this point you want your skin to breathe and your acne to get as much fresh air as possible.
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