How To Hide Pimples, Eczema, And Melasma With Makeup June 23, 2016

Want to know some details about pimples and breakouts, which wreck havoc in our lives? Or how to cover pimples with makeup correctly? Or to get the knowledge of what makeup is best for which type of acne? Keep reading! This may save your face in front of your friends!

How To Hide Pimples With Makeup

Step 1:

One thing about breakouts that people do not realize is that when they grab for concealers and foundations, they like covering it more than visiting a dermatologist. In severe cases, a dermatologist should be consulted. There should be a regular discarding of makeup sponges. Otherwise, there might be bacteria growth which may, in turn, contaminate the makeup products.

Step 2: Foundation

One or two pimples is very easy to cover. Dab a bit of foundation on to the area. Make sure that the foundation has a yellow tone to it. This is good for pimples which are standing, but not red enough.

Step 3:

Now when do you need a concealer, concealer itself needs a little pressing into the skin, so it’s good when the pimples or acne are scarred and red. Before using a concealer in your skin tone, if the pimples are red, try using a green color corrector. Then dab on some concealer.

Use of a compact or a normal talc with a puff is recommended to hold the makeup firm in the place of a pimple prone area.

Step 5:

Distraction: The art of distraction can make or break your look. This tells you to shift the focus of the people watching or seeing you from your problem area to a “no problem” zone. Like if you have Pimples on your cheeks, then you should use some glossy lipsticks and so on. So that people’s attention shifts to your lips. If you have acne on your chin and them are terrible, then do not put a too much shiny gloss on lips because it will further draw the watcher’s attention to the chin-lip area. Instead, play with your eyes and make them bold and dark. Again if you have pimples on your forehead then definitely you can play up some gloss and at the same time, some bronzer or reddish blush to the cheeks can play the trick.

3 Simple Makeup Tricks To Hide Eczema-Affected Skin

How To Do Simple Waterproof Makeup?

Follow our tips below to test-drive this no-makeup makeup look from home:

  1. If going makeup free is not possible, then opt for cosmetics that are waterproof and are built to last. For instance, you can apply mineral based makeup in lieu of other products. We start the routine with cleansing and moisturizing. Now remember, a moisturizer helps keep eczema under control. We recommend Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion to refine the pores and improve your skin appearance.
  1. For a refined look, apply Colorescience PRO – Mineral Foundation SPF 20 on your face and your eyelids. Follow this by dusting a lightweight powder like Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder. This oil-free powder promises 12 hours of shine control and a matte complexion.
  1. Once done, dab your favorite eyeshadow on your lids and on your cheeks and lips for a natural look. We suggest L’oréal 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow.

Products To Look For:

1. Shea Butter, Glycerin, And Lanolin:

Also known as a miracle cream to help people with eczema, a combination of shea butter, glycerin and lanolin can do wonders for the skin, if used correctly. Not only will these moisturizing and nurturing ingredients help improve the appearance of your skin but will repair it too. So, the next time you are out shopping, look out for lotions and moisturizers that contain shea butter, glycerin and lanolin that list them first, second, or third on the ingredients list.

2. Hyaluronic Acid:

To reduce flaky, dry skin, just swap your normal skin care products with hyaluronic acid products. Hyaluronic acid helps you improve your skin’s texture, brightness and gives it an extra boost of moisture.

3. Niacinamide:

For people suffering from areas of dry skin or red patches, niacinamide, a cell-communicating ingredient, can help you strengthen the skin’s barrier by reducing the redness from eczema. Not only that, apply this component of vitamin B3 before you layer your makeup and lighten your skin discolorations.

What To Avoid?

1. Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, And Retinol:

Since eczema is partly caused by a weak skin barrier, make sure you avoid acids like glycolic, salicylic and retinol that will dry out your skin by allowing water to evaporate more easily.

2. Preservatives:

Preservatives like Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), which are quite often used in everyday cosmetics and skin care products, can be highly irritating and can also lead to inflammation. So, ensure you avoid them if you have sensitive skin or worse, eczema. Instead, apply products that have natural preservatives like Rosamox, neem oil or even grapefruit seed extract.

3. Fragrance:

The fragrance has the presence of an aroma or smell, and, with chemical compounds, this is likely to cause allergic contact dermatitis. So, opt for products that have natural ingredients such as Chamomille (Bisabolol or Anthemis Nobilis) that are not true fragrances.

How To Cover Melasma

To cover melasma effectively, you need more than your run-of-the-mill concealer and foundation. The OTC products that you find in the stores are not formulated for the purpose of concealing the signs of this skin condition. In many cases, skin specialists prescribe hydroquinone bleaches to help lighten areas that are affected. The effects of these creams and lotions are not permanent, and when they are used for a long period, they can cause redness because of irritation and chemical burning. It is best to use makeup instead of these bleaches.

You will be glad to know that there are specialized products in the market that are formulated to cover up melasma. Camouflage and liquid, and cover makeup are now available for hiding skin discoloration.

  • They can be used with sunscreens and moisturizers for added benefits to your skin.
  • They can also be used with other formulas such as prescription creams so that the condition gets treated while your skin gets the necessary coverage.

The brands that have created makeup for melasma realize the need for a more concentrated formula to effectively cover any signs of this skin disorder, and they have delivered. Although they are more concentrated than OTC concealers and foundations, they give a natural look that makes your skin look radiant.

Tips For Using Makeup For Melasma

It is important to know how to use makeup to conceal the signs of melasma. Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect coverage:

1. Find The Correct Shade

The most important thing to do to get great results is to choose the right shade to match your skin tone. If you do not find the correct shade, you may need to mix a couple of shades together to get a perfect match.

2. Mix With Moisturizer For A Sheer Look

Makeup for melasma is quite heavy, and if you want to get a sheer coverage, you should mix it with moisturizer. This will also prevent it from looking overly matte or dry. Remember that some moisturizers may not go well with these products, so you may have to do a little searching before you find the right one.

3. Use Undiluted Makeup For Maximum Coverage

Some areas on your face affected by melasma need more coverage than others. What you can do is dilute and apply the makeup all over your face. Give it a few minutes to set. Once it has, use the makeup without diluting it on the discolored areas for maximum coverage. This technique will give you an even skin tone all over your face.

4. Use Fingers Or Makeup Brush

For the best results, you should apply makeup for melasma with your fingers or a great makeup brush. Brushes are excellent as they allow you to apply the product with precision and prevent excessive thickness. Makeup sponges are best if avoided as the makeup tends to get soaked up. If you need to blend makeup with moisturizer or mix two shades together, use a camouflage brush.

5. Always Use Setting Powder

To get fantastic coverage from melasma blemishes, make sure that you always use a finishing or setting powder after applying coverage makeup. This will prevent smudging and transfer. Take a generous amount of the powder and apply it on your face using a brush. Allow it to set for a few minutes and then remove the excess by gently brushing it off.

By using the right coverage makeup and making sure that you apply it properly, you can conceal the brown blotches that are brought on by melasma. By using makeup, you can have beautiful skin that is free from any melasma blemishes.

We hope this post has helped you. Do give us your feedback by commenting in the box below.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sravaniiyar/ sravaniiyar

    I have a pimple on my forehead and it looks like a volcano!!.
    This article is so inspiring and If I hadn’t seen this, I don’t think I would’ve been able to overcome my fear of showing my face either!
    Thank you so much for sharing this! Zinni You are truly amazing!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      I can feel ur pain, trust me, ive been thru hell and back with pimples,ive suffered soo much…..wish someone was there to guide me wid makeup then, since i wasn’t too much into makeup during that time..Am glad my tips are helping people out now :) really glad, and yes the best material creation on earth is called “Makeup” it can do WONDERSSSSSSS :D thanks for the lovely comment :)