Concealing Acne: Tips and Tricks from Top Makeup Artists
If you’re like many women, you probably thought your skin problems would go away with your subscription to Teen Beat. Unfortunately, as we grow older we realize that issues like pimples, acne and breakouts continue to affect us well into our 20s, 30s, and beyond. You don’t have to settle for zitty skin or rely on antiquated, disappointing “acne cures”. Instead, try these secrets, borrowed from some of the industry’s top makeup artists, for covering and concealing skin blemishes in a pinch.
Flattening the Problem
In an ideal world you’d have time to sit in a dark room waiting for your skin to clear up. But life doesn’t stop just because your skin isn’t cooperating. When a pimple pops up with no time to spare, your first course of action is to reduce the swelling. For an immediate fix, applying ice to your breakout may reduce inflammation, redness and swelling.
If you have a moment for a DIY mask, crush a few non-coated aspirin and mix with a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply this mixture to your face and wait 10-15 minutes to wash off. Aspirin contains salicylic acid. May acne sufferers report that this DIY aspirin mask dramatically reduces acne inflammation and swelling.
Once you get your hands on these clever Duoderm patches, your nighttime acne routine may change forever. Originally designed as open wound dressings, these patches can also serve as tiny sponges to soak up your pimple overnight. Simply cut a dime size piece of the Douderm patch and apply to your pimple. The patches are most effective on protecting, absorbing and flattening broken skin acne allowing your skin to naturally heal faster. Apply the custom cut patches to your skin at night.
Heal and Conceal
Your next step is to camouflage the blemish. Unfortunately, many products designed to treat pimples and breakouts cause dryness and flaking. Our pick, instead? Organic Infused Aloe Concealer and Organic Infused Total Cover Concealer. Our Aloe Concealer is loaded with skin soothing organic botanicals like certified organic aloe vera, it not only conceals, but also nourishes skin while covering up discolorations, from acne to age spots. Our Vegan Concealer Brush, meanwhile, is perfect for precision blending for a naturally beautiful look with both the gel Organic Infused Aloe Concealer and the loose powder Organic Infused Total Cover Concealer.
When applying concealer to acne spots, start with a clean face and dab the natural concealer of your choice onto the acne spot. Gently blend in the edges of the spot for an even finish.
Focus on the Finish
Lastly, follow up with your favorite loose powder foundation, we recommend our Organic Infused Foundation, to set the concealer while delivering all over even, luminous skin.
Acne may be the country’s most common skin condition,impacting a whopping 40 to 50 million Americans every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your best face forward. The right technique combined with the right products can not only help you hide blemishes, but also minimize future breakouts. Step away from that tube of toothpaste and start looking forward to a flawless future.
Don’t let blemishes stop you. Stop them instead with these proven tips and tricks for concealing and healing.