Acne is one of the first signs of puberty, the set of transformations brought about when the reproductive glands “start up” from supra-renal stimulation. These glands produce hormones that will “flood” the body.
Acne is linked to an exacerbated skin sensitivity, particularly of the sebaceous glands. And everybody hates it, especially if you want to date that hot guy in school or you just want to look beautiful (note: you ALREADY are beautiful, never forget that!).
However, for when you’re feeling down or you just want to get rid of it, you can easily hide acne with make-up and we’re here to teach you how! It’s easier than you might think and as long as it gives that confidence boost, it’s all worth it!
How does acne appear?
Under the effects of hormones called androgens, the sebaceous glands increase in volume, secrete more sebum, the skin becomes shiny, the pores dilate and blackheads and pimples appear.
Once the mechanism of acne is under way, its development can vary greatly; an effective dermatological treatment can bring about a full cure, in several months or years.
But it can also happen that acne persists well after adolescence, particularly among women, mostly on the lower part of the face.
This acne, called “tardy” is in fact relatively common. It more often involves the torso in men – so no gender is safe from it. But since the torso area isn’t as visible as the face, we’re going to focus on the latter and see what can be done about it.
We’ll start with a few recommendations for the hygiene of the skin
First of all, you should never blow your pimples each morning or during any other times of the day. It’s a radical solution to reveal them twice more.
Moreover, it may causes scars on your face forever so as difficult as it is to resist the urge of popping them, don’t do it!
You must know that hands are carrying infectious germs, so disinfect your hands before touching your skin. And you should clean them afterwards as well – those pimples can home some nasty stuff that you want off your hands.
Moreover, you should change your make-up foundation regularly, because if it is too old it can cause irritations, redness and allergies. Make-up foundation must be changed every year. You can rotate between two brands that you find to be working well on your skin.
Finally, the most important thing to do is to remove your make up each evening. This is the best means of preventing the spots from growing during the night. That makes it possible to stop the proliferation of the sebum and the skin can breathe.
Using a face cream that is appropriate for your skin is also recommended. You can check out our review of this Bee Venom cream from Wild Ferns.
How to make-up a skin covered by spots?
The abundance of sebum causes a shining effect on the skin which is not very aesthetic. First of all use an anti acne cream (affiliate link) to reduce brightness.
Then use a fluid make-up foundation which allows your skin to breathe and it is more hygienic because the fluid goes straight from the tube to the skin.
Use a hypoallergenic and non comedogenic product available in pharmacy and parapharmacy. The make-up foundation smooths the skin and the powder hides the imperfections.
I recommend using the concealer sticks (affiliate link) under make-up foundations, to neutralize severe imperfections by masking skin defects thanks to the color correction principle.
Then you should never use rosy blush which would emphasize the spots and the redness. You will have a perfect skin, without imperfections!
Here is a video tutorial on how to hide acne with makeup:
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