Choose only oil-free makeup products that match your skin tone.Oil-free is the key success 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.
Right…so your acne medication promises 10 days fast result, but you’ve got to face the world today. What can we do over the proceeding period before the acne goes off?
Well all you need is to know some creative acne makeup concealing tips to make you look your best.
But remember — Makeup conceals acne, it doesn’t cure it!
But you already knew that, right? Using makeup to conceal acne isn’t difficult, but there are some rules that you should follow.
Your three acne hiding weapons will be a foundation , a concealer and a finishing powder. Stay away from the dollar-tree store and use only brand names that you can trust.
Choose only oil-free makeup products that match your skin tone. Oil-free is the key to success here 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. Choose a hypoallergenic brand while you’re at it.
If this is the first time that you are using a new brand, test the makeup applying small dabs to a spot under your jaw to see how your skin reacts. If you are going to have a problem you’ll know within an hour or so after applying it. Nothing’s worse than adding more blotches to an already colorful face.
Before you start
Wash your face with your normal face wash product and pat dry. Apply your acne medication cream per the instructions and let it dry thoroughly.
Start with the concealer
Apply the concealer in a light dabbing motion directly to any dark spot or red areas that the acne has left on your skin.Use a disposable facial sponge to blend the concealer in. Use the concealer sparingly. You can always apply more if you need it but you don’t want to layer it on too thickly. It will look terrible when it dries.
Next, apply the foundation as well and use a light dabbing motion here too. Blend the foundation with your disposable sponge and reapply to any areas that need it.
And the final touch
Apply a layer of the oil-free powder using a big makeup brush. This will take care of any shine that the acne concealer or foundation left and it will give you an even and finished look.
Trash 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
Wash your face to remove all makeup, but preferably as soon as you can after you return home. You want your skin to breath fresh air as possible.