How to Use Concealer for Acne Prone Skin


Every person covets smooth, blemish free skin. With today’s stressful lifestyles, pollution and unhealthy dietary habits, more and more are prone to acne breakout than ever before. Acne is an outbreak of pustules on the skin caused due to clogged pores or ingrown hair. Acne, if not treated dermatologically can lead to unsightly scars.


Acne Scars due to Hormonal Imbalances



Acne scars take a long time to heal and can cause pitting. Moreover, acne breakouts are not limited to teenagers.  Middle aged men and women also experience acne breakout for short periods of time due to hormonal imbalances. While acne certainly deserves to be treated clinically and followed up with lifestyle changes, make up offers quick fix solutions for cover up.


How to Make Up for Acne Prone Skin


Acne prone skin should be covered with light makeup. Using heavy makeup often aggravates a pre-existing acne condition. Acne prone skin should be washed with a medicated cleanser. Choose water based mineral foundation, as close to the natural skin tone as possible and dab lightly over the face, using the tip of a finger. Use a sponge to spread and blend the foundation. Most make up artists dab loose powder foundation over the liquid foundation to set the make up. The foundation itself suffices to cover small blemishes.


Acne scars and zits come in focus because they are often found in the form of red spots or upraised skin. Concealers work on the principle of deflecting light away from problem areas. Concealers for acne need to be shades which are yellow based.


To cover acne scars, we need to use powder and liquid Concealer which is at least a shade darker than the foundation. Make up artists cover acne pits using a fluffy brush and Concealer powder. The powder is applied deftly by using an upward circular movement.


Acne and pimples pose a bigger challenge. A minute amount of liquid Concealer is dabbed on the zit using the tip of the little finger. The same should be smoothed in and set using a brush and loose powder. Avoid layering on Concealer as this can give a chalky look to the make up.


The latest in a long range of Concealers available in the market are Concealer sticks. These are extremely useful in covering acne. One has to merely dab the zit with the stick. A minute amount of Concealer covers the zit and a light application of translucent powder completes the cover-up for the acne prone skin.


Full blown acne if untreated leaves unsightly scars. Dermatological treatment calls for a lot of expense and takes time. Make up provides a short term solution to the problem. In case of sensitive skin, it makes sense to invest in dermatologically tested products, although expensive.

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