Video:How to Cover Up Acnewith Kaytie Sproul
Acne can be painful and unsightly, but with the right products and technique, you can conceal your acne and everyday blemishes and put your best face forward.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Cover Up AcneHi, I'm Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to cover up acne. At one point or another, we've all experienced an acne breakout that we're desperate to hide. With the right products and a little know-how, you can cover your blemishes and put your best face forward.
Cover Acne with Concealer by BlendingBefore applying any makeup, you need to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and cool water to remove any excess oils or debris that may be contributing to your acne. Next, grab your concealer, which should be a shade lighter than your skin, and lightly apply it to your blemishes. Be sure to pat it in when blending, rather than rubbing it.
Green Concealer Helps Masks Red BlemishesIf your blemishes are particularly swollen, you can use green concealer, which will neutralize the redness of the acne. Green concealer is applied the same way as traditional, flesh-toned concealer, but should only be applied to the blemish itself and nowhere else on your face.
Prevent Clogging Pores with Light Coverage ConcealerUsing a clean makeup sponge, apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer as you normally would. If you have particularly sensitive skin, consider using a foundation that comes in an air-tight tube, as bacteria tends to gather at the mouth of bottled foundations. Just a tip: Foundation can be heavy and pore-clogging, so if you're trying to cover up acne, but also prevent future break-outs, consider using just concealer or concealer with tinted moisturizer. The coverage is lighter, but should still conceal your blemishes fairly well while giving your skin a better chance to improve.
Finally, finish your look with a light dusting of powder to elongate the life of your concealer and base. At this point, your acne should be well-covered, if not completely invisible to the naked eye.
Acne plagues the best of us, but you can easily combat it with the right products and a little technique. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and show off that beautiful face! Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.
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