Dealing with obvious acne lesions is no fun for anybody–especially when it’s time to go out and face the world. But people like Cassandra Bankson, the teenager who demonstrated on You Tube how she applies makeup to cover her obvious blemishes, prove that it is possible to trick people into thinking you have perfect skin with makeup. The best way to cover your acne blemishes is by taking a multi-pronged approach, including a healthy, low-carbohydrate diet with organic milk and a skin care regimen that includes a salicylic acid-based cleanser, a topical acne prescription and a non-comedogenic moisturizer.
After your skin care regimen is completed each morning, here are the tricks you need to know about when it comes to safely and smartly covering your acne blemishes.
- Spot treat your acne with ingredients that will not show through your makeup. Apply a colorless gel formulation of tea tree oil or salicylic acid on top of your acne lesion after you wash your face and before you apply your makeup.
- Find makeup brands that contain beneficial, acne-fighting ingredients. Some brands that offer makeup with good-for-your-skin ingredients are: Colorescience, Youngblood, Mineral Hygienics and Neutrogena.
- Learn the proper way to use concealer to cover your acne blemishes. First order of business is covering up any redness by gently dabbing concealer over the red area, being careful not to cover the raised area. The next step is pressing on powder to set the concealer. Less is more when it comes to using concealer to cover a pimple. The key is to draw eyes away from the zit. Play up your eyes with a double dose of mascara or a bold pink lip.
- Make sure your blush does not contain acne-causing red dyes.
Check out Clear Clinic makeup artist Maya Michelle Shapiro’s favorite concealers for covering acne blemishes.