Acne & scars: How to choose and how to use concealer?

Acne & scars: How to choose and how to use concealer?

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Searching for the best concealer for your acne-prone skin can be a headache. Being in possession with several concealers and each one of them either did a bad job or even worse, caused you to break out, even more, can be devastating. As of now, long hours at the makeup aisle has come to an end because we did the research for you. Continue to read as you will be introduced to the correct and effective way to choose and use a concealer.

What are concealers?

Looking for answers to cover your pimples, under-eye circles, blemishes and more? Concealers are a quick way to cover up those imperfections on the face. These makeup products provide heavy pigmentation applied by brush, sponge, or spray together with a foundation if preferred. There are a wide variety of concealers varying from acne-fighting creams to moisturizers as well as different shades and colors.

2. Types of concealers

There are three basic types of concealers; solid, liquid and powder which has a purpose for different usages.

  • Solid. The solid form looks similar to a lipstick or pencil stick. To hide away spots, pimples, and blemishes, this is the best tool. However, because of its texture, it may be quite difficult to blend in. Using this form of concealer makes covering small areas a breeze.
  • Liquid. If wanting to cover a larger area on the face, the liquid form does the job. Take note, areas which move a lot such as the eyes, a light finish is established using this concealer form. Too much heavy concealer tends to bring out wrinkles over time.
  • Powder. Powder concealers are used to cover light blemishes and scars. They are the easiest to blend in but they offer the lightest coverage.

3. The Perfect Concealer & Shade

A concealer is more than just a color but to hide the imperfections better. Just remember a few things when you are buying a concealer for acne-prone skin:

  • It’s recommended to look out for products that are labeled “noncomedogenic,” in order to keep pores clear and reduce acne breakouts.
  • Always choose a concealer shade that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation shade.
  • Green concealer should be used first over a pimple, followed by the yellow skin tone for red blemishes.
  • Pink toned concealer is always used on blue to purple under eye areas.
  • Orange toned concealers are perfect for dark skin tones.
  • Purple toned concealers will neutralize with yellow, which is best for sallow skin, allowing a greater brightness.
  • On dry skin, use a liquid form concealer. While on oily skin, a dense, drier cream or cream to powder form is ideal.
  • When using a concealer brush, ensure that the bristles are hard and fine applying the desired amount only to the red part, then gently blending in. Make sure these are clean before using.
  • For a soft look, use face powder for the last step.

4. Prepare your canvas

Step 1: Evenly apply foundation on the face. This is an optional step.

Step 2: Once gotten the correct concealer shade, use your fingertip to tap the concealer directly on top of a pimple. This dabbing action is better than the rubbing or brushing since it covers up exactly where you need it and helps it adhere better to your skin.

Step 3: After you’ve applied your concealer, be sure to blend it in evenly. When covering pimples, scars or blemishes, use a Q-tip to blend the concealer in a circular motion, this will avoid the transfer from oil from your finger to your face which can worsen acne prone skin.

For more details of best everyday makeup tips for acne prone skin, feel free to follow our acne treatment blog.

Popping a pimple is the worst thing you can do to your skin since it often increases the risk of skin scarring. Resist the urge, this does not speed up the healing process but worsens it. When you have acne prone skin, it’s better to tackle the blemish than to always conceal it. Dr. Agnes agrees, “putting makeup on acne is like putting a band-aid on an open wound”. To treat acne and keep it from coming back is to practice an all natural acne free dailyskincare routine. As well as using the right AcneEase Treatment Regime for the healthy glowing looking skin.



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