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How to hide acne with makeup

Makeup can help conceal your skin problems (Photo: Courtesy)

Makeup will not fix your skin problems, but one thing it can do is help cover up. You may be doing everything right and these uninvited guests still show up.

And no matter what you do to take care of that zit at night, it will still be visible and present the next day. This is where makeup comes in to save the day.

Identify your concern first. Do you suffer from whiteheads, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, cysts, red bumps, or textured scars? This will allow you to target specific areas.

If you are a beginner, this simple technique recommended by world-renowned makeup artists will help cover up your acne as it heals.

In the meantime, visit a dermatologist who will diagnose your skin problems and offer solutions. Some research on your part on how to apply makeup to conceal your unique skin problems is the way to go.

Here is a simple guide:

Step 1: Cleanse

Remove excess oil and dirt by washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Apply a lightweight moisturiser and a liquid or cream powder using light strokes.

Step 2: Apply green colour corrector

A green corrector will cancel out the redness in the pimple. Pat it gently and blend thoroughly.

Step 3: Concealer

Apply dots of concealer on areas you want more coverage and blend. Make sure it matches your skin tone perfectly.

Step 4: Blend

Use a soft brush and blend perfectly.

Step 5: Apply foundation

This is the cherry on the cake. Look for full coverage and non-comedogenic foundation that is made for acne-prone skin that will not clog your pores.

Step 6: Setting powder

Finish off with a translucent or loose powder to set the concealer and give you a matte appearance.