Acne is no fun and many teenagers as well as adults suffer from it. It is especially not easy attempting to cover up a pimple scab with makeup only to have that foundation or makeup cause even more pimples. So in this guide, we will be discussing some easy ways to cover up a pimple both with and without makeup.
1. Apply acne lotion first
Before use any of the ways to cover up a popped pimple using makeup, make sure you liberally apply acne lotion or gel first. Your dermatologist may have prescribed an antibiotic cream containing Clindamycin or you can use over the counter salicylic acid or Benzoyl peroxide products. These will prevent the makeup from clogging up pores and also provide a continuous bacteria-eliminating action to prevent further breakouts. Apply the cream/gel/lotion on the spots and pimples and let it dry up completely before you use the tricks to cover pimples with foundation or naturally. After the cream has dried, use the foundation or concealer to cover up the blemishes.
2. Use stick concealer
In order to cover acne with makeup without looking cakey, use stick concealer after the acne lotion or moisturizer has dried up. Lightly rub the stick concealer on the scab, scar or wound left behind by popped pimple. Do not blend in. Concealer sticks from top brands like Maybelline are affordable and last long without having to reapply. Make sure the product is non-comedogenic and oil free. This way, you will not have clogged pores and further breakouts.
3. Use liquid foundation
To cover pimples with foundation, always go for liquid foundation. Never spread or rub the foundation on the popped pimples; instead, use a sponge applicator to gently dab on the foundation and tap it on the pimples, zits and scars. Take extra care to blend in the cover up you have applied. As before, select a liquid foundation that is not only close to your skin tone but also non comedogenic and nonacnegenic. Many dermatologist tested products are available out there and they ensure that your skin will not breakout further.
4. Time for some more concealer
After you have used the foundation and your skin is looking nice and clear, it is time for some more concealer. You can use liquid concealer or go for the stick concealer mentioned above. Lightly dab the concealer over the foundation layer. Now use a brush or a sponge to even out the makeup. This will ensure that your skin is not looking cakey. Instant Age Rewind from Maybelline is a great product made especially for dark circles under the eyes. Simply take a bit of it on your fingers and apply gently on dark spots and blemishes. This is a neat trick to hide pimples for guys and girls. Why should girls have all the fun?
5. Powder foundation
To cover a popped pimple or a cluster of pimples, use the above steps and at the end, apply powder foundation. Powder foundation is the best way to cover up a pimple scab and with all other layers of makeup mentioned in steps above, you can keep your skin looking clear all day long. Use the powder foundation or mineral veil over the entire face for an even look. This will help you cover acne with makeup without looking cakey.
6. Prescription and non-prescription cover up products
Dermatologists recommend green tinted foundations since green hides the redness that is common to rosacea and acne sufferers. If you feel that store brought foundation is not dong the trick, it may be because the beige tint is not enough to hide the redness. So go for green tinted cosmetic foundations from companies like Este Lauder and Clinique. Non prescription products to cover up redness are Dermablend and Covermark. These are available in different shades so you can easily hide the marks and match the surrounding skin tone. Many department stores carry these products. You can also visit the official websites of Dermablend and Covermark. For prescription products tinted green, go for Avar or Sulfacet-R. Both contain sodium sulfacemtamide which hide broken blood vessels and redness of rosacea.
7. Turmeric and lemon juice
After squeezing out lemon juice, rub the inner side of lemon peel with some turmeric and apply the mixture of lemon juice and turmeric on your older pimple marks (not active ones). Let the juice and turmeric remain on the skin for 10 minutes. Turmeric stains the skin yellow and this helps hide redness and blemishes caused by acne. This remedy will also give you a glowing, healthy complexion.
8. Aloe vera
Rub some Aloe vera, witch hazel and vitamin C serum on the scars. Keep it overnight. The next morning, wash off the face with a mild cleanser. Do this each night to cover pimple scars and get rid of blemishes naturally. This easy recipe will also prevent further acne breakouts. You can also easily fade and cover up pimples by applying Aloe gel mixed with a few drops of vitamin E oil.
9. Olive oil
Rub some olive oil on the scars overnight. Do this every night for 2 weeks to lighten scars.
10. Hydrogen peroxide
Wash and cleanse your face as usual. Apply hydrogen peroxide on the acne. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes. Peroxide dries up acne scabs and also fades blemishes. You must do this every day to see results.
11. Pure Lavender oil
Pure essential oil of Lavender has skin regenerating properties. Apply a bit of it on the acne scabs and scars. Doing this daily will reduce scarring and lighten the blemishes naturally. You can also apply the oil on the scabs and scars, let it dry and then apply foundation or stick concealer to hide pimples.
12. Mederma scar cream
Mederma scar cream contains allantoin and onion extracts. These speed up healing of old and young scars caused by acne, surgery or injuries. You can see results in less than 8 weeks. The product also works best on new acne scars and scabs.
Use these 12 ways to cover popped pimples for guys and girls.