Should You Use Makeup To Cover Up Your Acne?


Acne can leave the skin looking red blotchy, and blemished. It can also leave scars, some easy to treat, and others more difficult. Many people who suffer from acne wish to cover it up, even if it is a mild form.

Some acne scars are easy to conceal. These are the scars left by milder forms of acne, or acne that is treated at the beginning of its course. Deeper scars are often caused by more severe types of acne and may require medical treatment to remove. These scars are not easily covered up by the use of cosmetics.

When determining which makeup products to use to cover your acne and its residual effects, be sure to stay away from products that are cometigenic, meaning products that actually clog pores and cause acne. These products can add oils to your skin, causing breakouts and irritation. Instead, use non-cometigenic products which do not contain oil and won't clog pores.

If your scars are easily concealed, covering them with makeup will save you the expense of scar removal treatments, which are medical procedures performed by a dermatologist. For this, there is makeup available that can help enhance the appearance of your skin, giving it an even look, and giving you a bright, clear complexion.

There is a variety of makeup developed especially for this. but many people find that when applied correctly, ordinary makeup will get the job done.

If you have had a history of problem skin, it is often wise to select makeup that is light, non-greasy, and non-cometagenic products. There are numerous foundations and powders available for sensitive skin. People with especially oily skin might want to use a powder, as it serves as a modifier and can help control the oil on your face.

Many of these products are good for sensitive skin, as well and contain medication that works on your skin while you wear the makeup.

This is especially helpful if you have to wear makeup for long periods of time such as all day.

Remember, acne scars often lighten over time, so it may not always be necessary to cover them up. For those that don’t, treatment is available to remove them, or makeup is available that can help conceal them.

Take care when choosing a foundation or powder to cover up acne, that you choose a product that is not harsh to your face. Don’t use products that make your face itch or burn.

Likewise, when trying to cover acne scars, don’t use a shade that will only bring attention to them. Choose shades that suit your skin tone, and be sure the makeup is applied evenly on your skin.

If makeup isn’t working to cover up your acne, you may try a concealer cream, also available over-the-counter. This is often used to cover blemishes and can help reduce the appearance of acne. If you use a product that irritates your skin, switch to one that doesn’t. The idea is to keep your skin looking smooth and even.

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