Did you say you had an important meeting to attend tomorrow and needed to have your skin cleared by then? Well, your acne may not clear up as quickly, but there are some tips you can use in order to see your best at your meeting.
Using makeup creatively will allow you to temporarily hide your acne, but you must follow some basic rules. Keep in mind that this is just a cover-up, not a cure.
The Basic Elements Necessary for Your Acne Cover-Up Kit
Your most important tools for covering acne will be concealer, foundation and powder. Buy only branded and trusted products from trusted stores. Choose hypoallergenic and oil-free products that match your skin color.
Read the product labels thoroughly to make sure you are not buying products loaded with oil that will stop the treatment of acne just started on its way. If you decide to try a new brand, try it before you use it by rubbing a little below the jaw line. If your skin is going to react negatively, it will in an hour.
Before the cover-up begins
Before starting the process of covering acne, gently wash your face and neck with your regular cleanser and then pat dry. Use your new acne medicine below, applying it according to the instructions. Allow to dry completely.
The main event
Now you can start the cover-up process. Apply small amounts of concealer directly onto the red or dark spots on your face and neck that were caused by acne spots. Use a disposable makeup sponge to mix the concealer with your skin.
Do not exaggerate this step because too much corrector will look awful once it dries. Apply very lightly.
Now, apply small amounts of makeup to the skin, mixing it with the sponge. Reapply on areas that seem to need a little more coverage but, again, don’t overdo it, because too much makeup will draw attention to your skin with acne scars.
The last step is to apply a very light coat of powder, using a soft make-up brush. Always use oil-free powder with the softest brush you can find to avoid irritating your skin with acne problems. The powder will absorb the shine left by the makeup and will also give your face that “finished” look.
Be sure to get rid of the makeup sponges you used during the cover-up. These will retain the oil from your face and should be discarded to avoid transferring the same oil to your face tomorrow.
Before going to sleep
Always wash your face before going to bed every night. Your skin needs that time to breathe and your acne doesn’t need to have a makeup layer, because additional blemishes can result. Reapply acne treatment (as directed).