Acne can be a severely debilitating condition affecting self confidence and body image to such a degree that it can affect the ability to function normally in society and daily life. Fortunately there are a number of methods and techniques that can show how to hide acne effectively.
Acne is not the same as a pimple and caring for the condition is therefore very different. An effective care routine will reduce the size of and presentation of acne. It is also important not to touch, squeeze or try to pop the pimples. This will simply cause them to become inflamed (swollen) and appear larger and more red than previously and will not help in eliminating an acne zit. Always apply any makeup or cover to clean, well moisturized skin.
Simply applying a foundation and/or powder that matches your skin tone will not effectively cover acne. In fact it can make it appear much worse than it actually is. As mentioned above, it is important to ensure that the skin is well moisturized to prevent the dry skin particles on the acne pimple to break through the coverage.
Depending on a specific skin tone, it is advisable to use a green or blue tinged cover stick or cream on the pimples before applying the foundation. Most people are unaware that the undertone of the skin is usually green or blue. Using a cover stick will effectively eliminate redness and add additional coverage.
Foundation is perhaps the best way to cover all areas of the face including the acne pimples and scarring. It is recommended to apply a primer to the skin before applying foundation. The primer will allow the foundation to adhere to all areas of the skin evenly. Remember to apply the cover stick as explained above before using the primer.
Ordinarily, foundation should be the same color as the natural skin tone of your face. However, to hide acne effectively, it is recommended to use one tone darker than normal. It is best to avoid foundations with a pinkish hue as this will exacerbate the appearance of acne.
Using powder after foundation will add an additional layer of coverage and help set the foundation in place. This means that it will be less likely to smudge or deteriorate during the day or night. Powder can be a shade lighter than the natural skin tone in order to lighten the darker shade of foundation. It is recommended to have the foundation and powder tones professionally matched to the facial skin tone.
It may be necessary to touch up during the day especially on hot days or when in the outdoors. Reapplication should follow the same process as above minus the cleaning and application of a primer.
Follow these simple tips on how to hide acne effectively to reduce or even eliminate unsightly pimples and boost self confidence for a better overall self image in the long run.