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Covering Acne

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How can I cover up acne?

Covering Acne

Acne can take a serious toll on your teen's self esteem. Going to see a dermatologist is the first step to curing severe acne. But, if your teen just has a few blemishes, or just gets a spot occasionally, then proper makeup application can do the trick.

Find a concealer that is oil-free. There are specific concealers meant to cover acne and that contain an acne fighting ingredient such as salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide. Dab on the concealer gently with a concealer brush, let it set for a minute, and then blend out the edges so you don't see where the concealer meets the skin. Don't brush too much directly over the spot - you don't want to brush all the concealer away! After the concealer is blended, set it with some loose powder.

For more apparent blemishes, find an oil-free medium coverage foundation. This will help camouflage large problem areas, and tone down redness caused by the inflammation of the acne. Use a clean foundation brush to apply the foundation every time, and set with oil-free loose powder. Don't use your fingers or sponges to spread foundation as they harbor bacteria and can make acne worse.

   

Comments

1/21/2008 10:31:11 AM
dana said:

i love this i have been having problems and it defentitly works!! thanx


7/12/2008 3:28:06 AM
nyla said:

thanks for the tip about using a brush! instead of your fingers/sponge


5/30/2010 11:56:12 AM
Sk8 Gurl said:

I often get a huge zit on the middle of my chin and it seems to draw attenton from many people including who i like it is a blessing to be able to cover it up


9/27/2010 5:13:52 PM
Kate said:

I have the usual blemish every so often , and a way i cover it up is by using my regular cover up . I apply that over my spot then i get my brown eyeliner and make a little dot over the spot . And there is ur blemish covered up , and a cute little freckel. All fixed . I recomend it !




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