Until you can eliminate the problem, concealing acne is definitely a positive move.
Over the counter medications do a good job of treating mild forms of acne. And, prescription medications and advanced treatments can cure almost all acne within a few months.
But in the meantime and afterward treatment it can help improve your self esteem if you can discover an effective way to help in concealing acne.
For women, concealing acne is both more difficult and easier
More difficult because women tend to be judged more on their looks. Easier, because women have more tools available to help meet the challenge. Makeup being the most obvious tool.
For a whole host of valid reasons acne sufferers may be interested in improving their appearance. Superficial vanity or excessive concern with what others think, is one concern.
Wanting to look your best and create a healthy and confident inner you is another.
It does little good to tell acne sufferers they should be less concerned about their appearance. That will only add unnecessary guilt to an already unpleasant situation.
Concealing Acne with Makeup …
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- First and foremost, look for makeup labeled non-comedogenic. Comedone is the general term for certain types of mild acne, including whiteheads and blackheads. This type of makeup is specially formulated to minimize the clogging of pores, one of the major contributors in the development of serious acne.
- A good concealer is your first line of defence. The redness that often accompanies burst pimples or, in more severe cases, cysts can be easily covered. Just dab it on and work it over with a disposable sponge. Avoid overdoing it. You don’t want to look like someone has troweled on brown cement when the concealer dries.
- Apply a green concealer to any red breakouts. Green is the opposite to red on the colour wheel, which means red and green cancel each other out. Dab green concealer on breakouts to tone down the angry red colour. Don’t rub; pat gently with your finger or clean makeup sponge to blend. The green color should be blended in thoroughly.
- Use a good foundation to help blend tones together. Here again, try not to use too much. You’re concealing acne and want to avoid looking like your face has been painted with beige latex. But a light even covering of foundation for masking blemishes can do a very good job. Blending it in well so that the overall colour is even is the key.
Think of good films or photographs, where the proper lighting minimizes skin blemishes. It makes the person look as if their skin is made of silk. Foundation can help achieve a similar effect.
Add a light powder to finish and enhance all those benefits. It can even out colour tones and reduce shadows, helping reducing contrast.
Men and Concealing Acne ….
Men, outside the theatre or studio, typically don’t wear makeup as much as women do. Yet, specially formulated acne covering compounds can help men conceal acne.
Over the counter medications often incorporate makeup-like compounds in order to do just that.
But, makeup for men is also an option. It’s typically much more subtle, and sometimes the effects are less concealing.
Many male acne sufferers have found the results from concealing acne are very helpful.
Remember … Any acne covering makeup or similar product should be removed before you go to bed. Simply wash with a mild cleanser then follow up by treating your acne with appropriate medications, to help combat acne.
[signoff predefined=”#” icon=”icon-commented”]If you suffer with an acne condition then concealing acne can improve your self esteem and promote a more positive image, but elimination of the acne problem will always be the best concealer of all.[/signoff]