I hate acne. It’s incredible that something as small as a zit can kill your morning buzz. What always irked me the most about a breakout was how hard concealing it was. Half the time I tried to hide a zit I just made it stand out more and the other half I gave up.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I can’t tell you how many time I saw chicks trying (and failing….HARD) to cover their acne by using the complete wrong concealer and caking it over their face, but leaving their neck bare. Umm, obvious much?
The good news is, after years of failing myself I finally discovered a fool proof way for how to conceal acne the right way. Interested to learn more? Keep reading then!
Prep the Area
Look, I understand wanting to cover up your breakout as quick as possible, but you need to treat the area first. That means working on reducing inflammation and cleansing.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the redness is by using Aspirin and Organic Unprocessed Honey. Both of these things have anti-inflammatory properties that will help soothe your skin and reduce the tenderness caused by the pimples.
Start by rinsing your face with a mild cleanser, then crush one whole aspirin and add enough water to turn it into a paste. Apply this paste right on your acne and let it soak in for at least 15 minutes. You can do the exact same thing with organic unprocessed honey as well. Just avoid the fake sugary stuff because it will only exacerbate the issue.
How to Deal with Burst Whiteheads
Ok, I know thinking of popping, bursting whiteheads is nasty, but it happens.
The best way to deal with a ruptured zit is to effectively cover it up using a tinted blemish cream like Dr.Jart’s Premium Blemish Base. Dr. Jart’s is a triple action formula that not conceals and heals all at the same time. It’s moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated so you reduce the chances of having flaky, dry skin surrounding your breakout areas.
Camouflage Trouble Zones
A great concealer will disappear into your natural skin tone, but the ideal concealer will not only disappear, but offer buildable coverage. A great one for acne-covered skin would be Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer. Each palette comes with two shades so you can customize the perfect oil-free shade.
The best way to get flawless coverage is by using a makeup brush. Brushes allow the concealer to get into the little crevices that your fingers simply cannot.
Dab and blot the concealer over and around your pimple. Focus on each individual zit and once they are all dealt with, then you can start to blend the rest of your skin.
Give It A Flawless Finish
Pimples and the surrounding skin tend to be oily, so you don’t want your concealer sliding off. Sweep a transluscent mineral powder to give your look a flawless finish. Mineral powders give awesome coverage without adding any weight.
I like using BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation because it’s light, blends great and has an SPF so I don’t get any skin damage.
Now tell me, have you had any acne-cover up fails? Share your stories in the comment section below or share some of your concealing secrets too!