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guys. It's no secret that male acne is difficult to treat. But while
you're working on treating your acne with AcnEase®, there are ways to
make it look better, and have people focus on you instead of your zits.
you've thought about applying makeup before or maybe the thought never
crossed your mind. Either way, know this. These days, makeup isn't
just for women. An enormous amount of men actually apply makeup to
their faces daily, and you wouldn't even know!
muster up the courage, and take your buddy or partner with you to the
cosmetics counter if you're feeling like you need a little cover-up -
you'll be glad you did (especially when those holiday photos begin to
Please join me in welcoming our guest, Todra Payne, green makeup artist and President of HealthyBeautyProject.com.
by Todra Payne
I work with male news reporters showing them techniques for looking
great on camera, I'm always asked, "Will anyone be able to tell I'm
wearing makeup?" Because of social stigma, men often struggle with the
notion of applying makeup to look better, even for a job that requires
it. Men with acne often wish they could downplay their blemishes and
outbreaks, but aren't comfortable asking about cosmetic solutions.
you're a guy who wants to use a little something to feel more
confident, rest assured that using concealer in a shade that matches
your skin, applied properly, won't be noticeable at all. And your skin
will look better, giving you more confidence for events like social
gatherings and job interviews. These 5 tips will help you get what you
need and apply it properly.
Step 1: Head On Out!
The product you're going to need to cover blemishes is what women use
for under eye dark circles and skin blemishes. It's called concealer,
and it comes in liquid and cream. Some cream versions are still rather
slippery. You're going to want to look for a brand that comes in a thick
cream so it'll stay put when you apply it - and make sure it's simple,
containing natural ingredients, is non comedogenic and is preferably
pure mineral makeup.
Step 2: Choose a Concealer.
Ask the sales associate at the store to show you samples of three
colors that may match your skin. Apply the samples one by one on
different spots on your face where you'll need coverage. Step outside
the store and look at the options in a mirror (bring one with you
shopping) in daylight. This is an important step. What looks great in
the department store lighting will not look natural in daylight.
Whichever color is not noticeable is the one you want.
Step 3: Buy a Concealer Brush.
Purchase a concealer brush to apply the concealer. These are usually
long-haired, skinny brushes in nylon or natural (animal) hair. I prefer
the nylon for better application and as a cruelty-free option.
Step 4: The Application.
Apply concealer onto clean skin in light, quick strokes until all of
your blemishes are covered. Blend the edges so the color blends in with
Step 5: Hands Off!
Learn not to touch your face unnecessarily throughout the day. The
oil on your hands could contribute to breakouts and smear your
If you have very oily skin, you may need to get a translucent
(colorless, non comedogenic) powder to go on top of the concealer.
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