Acne is a skin condition that if not appropriately treated and takes excellent care of the skin while suffering can leave unsightly marks, blemishes, and scars on the skin of the face. Although on many occasions these can be not very visible, the truth is that the complexion no longer looks as uniform, balanced and beautiful as before. However, not everything is lost, and with some simple tricks of makeup, it is possible to camouflage them and leave the skin completely smooth without a trace of any imperfection that affects its natural beauty. Keep reading this article if you want to know how to cover acne scars with makeup.
Steps to follow:
How To Cover Acne Scars With Makeup
1. Clean Your Face
Before starting to apply makeup to disguise acne scars, it is essential that the skin is perfectly clean and free of impurities. When you suffer from this skin condition, it is not worth any facial cleanser, but you should bet on those that are moisturizing but do not provide oils, as these will accentuate the problem of excess fat on the face.
How To Clean Your Face:
- To clean the face with acne, it is best to use soap or medical lotion recommended by a dermatologist in case of severe acne, or a water-based facial cleanser indicated for oily skin if the acne is milder.
- Wash the face with the soap and warm water and then apply a facial tonic to help close the pores.
- If you want to replace the latter with a natural option that also helps to reduce the visibility of marks or acne scars.
- We advise you to use rose water. It is beneficial for this and keeps the face fresh.
2. Apply A Pre Base
Have you ever tried the effects of pre-base on the skin? This product is applied just before the makeup base to keep it intact for longer, but also to mattify, reduce fat and provide softness to the skin, making it spectacular for skin with acne.
How To Apply:
- It is essential that you apply a small amount of this product not to get to clog pores.
- Extend it across the face evenly with the help of a small brush, avoid applying it around the eyes.
3. Apply Concealer
Concealer can hide all visible imperfections and give the face a more uniform and balanced appearance. There are many types of concealers that you can find in makeup stores, but when it comes to disguising acne the ideal ones are those of creamy consistency, that is to say, that they are neither very liquid nor very thick, for proper absorption.
Likewise, it is essential that you choose the correct color of the concealer, because depending on the brand or acne scar that you want to camouflage, you must use one or the other:
Red acne spots: Green concealer.
Brown or violet spots: Yellow concealer.
White Spots: Beige concealer, with a tone similar to that of the skin or a lighter shade.
How To Apply:
- The corrector should only place on the imperfection, in particular, applying a light layer and blurring with the help of a brush to completely cover the mark and unify the tone of the skin.
- Avoid extending the product with your fingers, as these may contain residues and dirt that aggravate acne and cause new outbreaks, and do not overdo the amount, then you could make the marks are even more noticeable.
4. Apply Makeup Base
Once you have managed to conceal the marks or scars of acne with the concealer, it is the turn of applying the base of makeup to finish unifying the tone of the skin of the face.
As always, the base of makeup should be a tone similar to your skin. In this case, and if the spots are very dark or marked, it is preferable to opt for a little lighter.
How To Apply:
- To apply it correctly, use a specific brush for this and spread it all over the face giving small touches, without dragging the product, and starting from the center to the outside.
- If you have chosen a makeup with a lighter shade than your skin, it is essential that you also blend it well with the neck and décolleté so that no unsightly and artificial cuts are left.
5. Apply Powder
The last step to disguise the acne scars with makeup that you must carry out is to seal the previous products so they are more durable and your skin is more velvety. To do this, you will need translucent powders that are mattifying and that reduces the production of fat, perfect for when acne occurs. Also, this type of products prevent the formation of new granites and promote the healing of the skin at all times.
How To Apply:
- With a thick brush, apply the powder all over the face in a uniform manner and strike the T zone (forehead, nose, and chin). When you want to touch up your makeup, it is best to use an absorbent paper and apply a light coat of these powders again.