If you suffered from acne as a child or if you had adult acne, you may have some scars as a result of your battle with this common skin ailment. While these scars will heal, but they may stick around for several months or years before they completely fade away.
When it comes to getting rid of these acne scars, you can either consider visiting a medical health spa or a dermatologist to obtain microdermabrasion, light therapy or laser treatments. However, these are expensive procedures and generally you will need more than one treatment to see significant results.
The cheaper alternative is to hide your acne scars with makeup, and in this article, you’ll learn of 3 simple (yet highly effective) makeup strategies to do exactly just that!
1. Invest In A Makeup Primer
If you have never used a makeup primer before, now is the perfect time to start. It is a staple for your makeup bag. A primer is the first step to successfully hiding any blemishes on your face, including acne scars.
The coat of primer will also ensure that your makeup will stay on your face for a long period of time without fading.
2. Be Sure To Use A Cream Concealer Rather Than A Powder Concealer
Cream concealer is the only choice if you are attempting to cover up serious acne scarring. After you have primed your face with the makeup primer, next apply cream concealer to the areas where you wish to hide scars. Allow the concealer to dry a bit before you begin blending it.
Use concealer that is approximately one shade paler than your natural complexion. That will ensure that the concealer blends well with your foundation.
3. Select A Matte Foundation To Finish The Job
The last piece of the puzzle is your foundation. Be sure to choose a matte foundation, as they are the best choice to conceal acne scars so that your face can look truly flawless.
One last note: If you are having difficulty picking the right shade for your foundation, a visit to your local beauty shop or department store to consult with a beauty professional is an excellent idea.
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