Despite what my friends say and what people think when looking at me from far away, I do not have perfect skin. I just don’t, and that’s fine with me. Do I hate breaking out? For sure. But I’ve been dealing with acne for most of my life, and I’m used to it now.
I’ve always taken very good care of my skin, but that didn’t stop me from getting acne scars. I have several, and I deal with them every day. I know how frustrating they can be because they can serve as a constant reminder of the way your skin affected you. I was really emotional when I had severe acne because it ruined my self esteem. But I try not to let my scars do that.
Covering acne scars is pretty similar to covering up a zit, with just a little more effort. Today I’m going to show you how to do it so click through for your foolproof guide!
You Need: BB Cream Or Foundation
I'm using Bobbi Brown's BB Cream because I really like it right now. You just want something that will act as a good base.
You Need: Your Favorite Concealer
I'm still in love with this concealer from CoverGirl. I do recommend a concealer with a lot of coverage, though.
You Need: A Concealer Brush
We are not using your concealer applicator!
You Need: Some Powder
Whatever powder you like! This is Studio Fix by MAC Cosmetics, which is my all time favorite.
Start With No Makeup
Hey there. Here I am.
Apply Your Base
I use my fingers (freshly cleansed!) to apply foundation or BB cream because I find I can work it into my skin better that way. Do what works for you!
You Should Be Fairly Even
Using a foundation or BB cream will help even out your skin and just kind of equalize everything.
Identify Your Scars
This is a pock mark from a nasty cyst that I had once. Fortunately, it's not that big. But I still get self conscious about it. And I have a nice little red spot further down too that wanted to join the party.
Plop On Some Concealer
Grab your brush and stick it right on there.
When you're covering scars that are pitted like this, you want to sort of fill them in with concealer so be generous.
Pat It Down
Gently pat the concealer and blend it in. Apply more if necessary, but it should fill in nicely.
Repeat As Needed
I have another scar from when I hit my head on a door frame because I can't walk around a room without running into something. Again, it's small but it's just like a dent above my eyebrow that I'd rather not have.
Fill 'Em All
Basically you're just working concealer in and blending it out until it fills in your scar.
Dust With Powder
Finish your face off with some powder to set everything.
It's like you've never even had them!
Do you have acne scars? Do you have trouble covering them up? What do you want to see in the next foolproof guide? Tell us in the comments!