Unless you’re Two-Face or Scarface, having any scar across your face is enough to make you feel self-conscious. If you have acne scars, you can typically cover them up with some makeup and call it a day. To help you get the proper coverage and conceal your scars, we have created a brief step-by-step guide. Read on to learn more.
Step 1: Moisturize
Depending on whether or not your acne scar is new, you may need to moisturize it before you apply makeup. If it’s still healing, it may have a rough texture or dry patches across it which can make it hard for makeup to adhere to it— that’s why we recommend that you apply a thin moisturizer on top.
Step 2: Sunscreen
Scars can darken easier than other parts of your skin which makes them that much more noticeable. To prevent them from darkening in the sun, make sure to wear a sunscreen every day.
Step 3: Conceal
Now you can start applying makeup. Look for a concealer that is a shade lighter than your natural skin tone and gently blot it over your scar— this will help to lighten it.
Step 4: Blend
Now that your scar is concealed, you need to blend it in with the rest of your skin. To do so, use a combination of a liquid foundation and a powder one. To start out, use a makeup blender to spread and blend in the liquid foundation across your face. Then, take a light mineral powder foundation and brush it over the top— this will help conceal it even more.
Covering up surface level acne scars don’t have to be difficult if you use the tips listed above. If you would like to learn more about how you can cover up your scars, contact Dr. Gregory Wiener today.