Your face is the first thing that people see when they look at you and unfortunately we live in a society that judges how we present ourselves. If you have acne scarring, it can be very painful and embarrassing to have people staring at you or asking questions on what is wrong with your skin. Looking for the right make up tips can be very difficult and how to cover up scars takes a lot of skill. Fortunately, our site can help you every step of the way.
We completely understand your concerns and worries. Acne scars come with a lot of pain, but it doesn’t have to any more. Makeup can be a great way to cover up any scarring and can stop the staring and uncomfortable questions. There are a few makeup techniques we should cover, pun intended, to get you started.
Tips Before The Makeup
- Firstly, be sure you are using the right facial cleansing medication. You should be washing regularly with face soap with salicylic acid. It is absolutely vital that you take off your makeup every night before you go to bed and wash your face after you work out and before you go to bed. These are trigger times for your skin to collect dirt and oil, causing more blemishes which can lead to further scarring.
- Also, use a toner infused with salicylic acid as well. We continue to suggest this because not only is it an exfoliant, it is proven to diminish pores and refine skin. As always, make sure you are moisturizing. Your skin needs this extra help every day, especially in the mornings and before bedtime.
- Once your skin is clean, fresh and moisturized, try using our full coverage makeup as a base. Never apply the concealer with your bare hands, as this can cause added build up in your pores. Use a makeup sponge or a brush in order to fully cover your face and part of your jaw line.
This next step is important and many makeup artists will tell you, is commonly forgotten. It is important to wait.
The Right Makeup
Do not try to use a press powder, put on blush or bronzer immediately following your concealer. A non-oily, hypoallergenic liquid foundation is recommended. Liquid foundations seem to give more coverage compared to a power or mineral foundation. Allow time for your makeup to set. If you are in a rush, go into the bathroom and turn on a hot shower and let the steam build up and sit in there for a while. You scars will diminish much easier if you give the makeup time to settle.
From here you can reapply another coat of full coverage, dab on extra concealer or use a pressed powder. We suggest using a little extra concealer and then adding powder. This will ensure that your makeup is all one color, you will not look shiny and that your color will stay on all day long. With scarring, many women are concerned that their makeup will rub off throughout the day, exposing their scars. Fortunately, if you follow these steps, your makeup should be able to stay on all day, no matter the weather.
If you are still feeling exposed, remember to bring a makeup bag and set our site to favorites. Good luck with your makeup and hopefully scars won’t be a concern anymore!