Many of us suffer from unsightly severe scars caused by illness or injury. While common, severe scars can be tough to cover up. Makeup is one effective method of temporarily eliminating severe scars. There are so many different types of makeup in the world, choosing the one that is most appropriate can be challenging. This can get even more frustrating when there are skin imperfections, like scars, blemishes or Vitiligo to be disguised. Fortunately, there are a few things to consider that will make it easier for your skin to look great, even with severe scars.
One common mistake is choosing a heavy foundation and immediately using pressed powder. Depending on what the problem is, heavy foundation may not be the best choice. Pressed powder should only be used throughout the day to work on smudges, shiny skin or touch-ups. Loose powder will help set a liquid foundation and concealer.
You probably know to start with clean skin, but what you may not know is to start with clean, moisturized skin. Choosing a lightweight moisturizer, with a SPF, will protect your skin from unwanted sun exposure is very important. After applying it to your face and neck, wait a few minutes until it is absorbed by your skin. Then you can proceed to the next step.
Foundation and Concealer, Which one is Better?
When trying to disguise significant facial problems, you may need to use both concealer and full-coverage foundation. If using a liquid makeup, you will see better results with a makeup sponge. Always begin coverage with a foundation. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, all-natural mineral foundation is also an option, providing unparalleled coverage to its wearers.
It is better to do a light layer of foundation on your whole face, with concealer on the more noticeable areas. When choosing concealer, remember that green undertones work well on scars or acne that are still new and have that reddish tint, while yellow undertones are good if the skin has a lavender hue. Regardless, it is important to match both makeups to your skin color.
It can take some time to find the best makeup for you. However, with the enormous selection of makeup that is available today, the right one for you is out there. The key to covering up severe scars is to get the right amount of coverage without your makeup looking too heavy. This can be accomplished by applying your makeup in several lighter layers. With this method, you can temporarily hide those unsightly scars.
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