How to Hide Pimples, Facial Scars, Cold Sores and More
Even if most skin problems are only temporary, we all know how obnoxious are bad skin days. As for the permanent skin problems, if we cannot vanish them, at least we can hide them without getting plastic surgery. Luckily, we have all the things we need to make changes without any pain – all you need is your makeup kit! Here are some simple steps to improve your talents on hiding and getting rid of flaws and banishing bad skin days!
Cover up pimples
Unruly pimples, breakouts can harm your self-confidence and your enthusiasm because of the feeling that everyone is staring at it. The first and most common mistake that’s made is trying to pop it from the very first moment. This will only lead to an open wound and make it only worse. You can take the redness away with some salt, Swedish bitter balm or crushed aspirin, or by pressing it with a clean spoon, cooled in the fridge. As for covering up the pimple with makeup follow these steps:Apply an astringent solution (to close the pores) so that dirt won’t get into the pores and avoid the appearance of pimples. Than you can apply concealer – a greenish color to neutralize redness – and the foundation.To set the makeup, choose loose powder instead of the pressed one if you want a more natural look.
What to do about cold sores – herpes
A pimple would be OK to endure, but a cold sore! Well, luckily, cold sore treatments has developed a lot since home remedies with toothpaste or 1 week of self isolation. Cold sore patches aren’t just healing, but stop cold sores from spreading and best of all, allow the use of concealer to cover them up and to make them less visible. It is really easy to use and helps more than you can imagine. Use some foundation around it and try to touch your makeup as often as you can. Apply a touch of powder to make the patch less shiny.
How to hide wrinkles
You can use concealer to reduce their appearance just after moisturizer and foundation. Another possibility would be to take a white pearly eyeliner pencil and mark a smooth line in the center of your wrinkle, then apply a creamy foundation. If the wrinkles are pretty deep, use a mature skin foundation that restores your skin’s elasticity and won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles.
How to hide facial scars
To hide facial scars a simple concealer won’t help as needed.Special medical makeup products are based on special formulas and are mostly water and transfer resistant – these are high coverage products specially made for facial scars. These also can be used on pimples, temporary wounds, bruises. You’ve probably already noticed that some concealers are green, others are yellow or beige, and not accidentally. The green ones neutralize redness and yellow/orange the blue undertones.
After camouflaging the problem zones, follow by using a liquid concealer to even out the skin tone. And finally apply a high coverage foundation. You can easily find these kind of products at drugstores or online stores, but pay attention to the indications and recommendations that come with each product!
Moles or beauty spots
Normally, moles are considered “personal marks” and we shouldn’t make so much problem about it. We surely doubt that Cindy Crawford had any problem with it for example. And if you still want to hide it, we have to say, it’s not as simple as it looks. Apply a very light concealer directly on it and around it, than the foundation to even out the color.
How to hide freckles
Even if men consider freckled women sexy, they still prefer vanish them away! You need an illuminating foundation or a high coverage one which is water and transfer resistant. It is also important to choose the right shade, by matching it to the chest and shoulders, which are usually darker than the rest of your face. Apply it on your face and blend it slightly to your neck.
How to shrink large pores
The average skin care routine usually include three exfoliations a week, daily deep cleansing and moisturizing, but you hardly pay attention to your pores. When using a toner you leave them open and they can easily get clogged with impurities (dust, grease, makeup). Do some shopping and get daily a pore minimizer product or facial that close pores, that will prevent temporary inflammations and finally reduce the large-pores aspect.