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If you suffer with acne or acne scarring, you’ll know how frustrating it can be.
Whether you wear light makeup or prefer to have a heavier base, your beauty routine doesn’t always make your skin look better.
So, what do you do if you want your skin to look better with or without makeup?
In today’s blog post, we’re sharing our top tips for hiding acne and scarring.
If you’ve got acne, you need a skincare routine.
That means cleansing, toning, serum, and moisturiser.
Don’t worry its not as difficult as it may seem.
Once you get into the swing of a skincare routine every morning, it will take you ten minutes max.
A gentle cleanser and toner will work wonders – the aim of these is to eliminate traces of oil that accumulate on your skin overnight.
We recommend using a vitamin C toner like Live Skincare Glowing Serum.
This serum fights the bacteria which causes acne, as well as helping to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. As it works deep down in the skin, it’s highly effective!
Follow with a moisturiser containing SPF (alternatively, you can use a separate moisturiser and SPF).
Vitamin C can make your skin more susceptible to skin damage so using a SPF is essential.
If you have some painful blemishes, you can use a spot treatment on these areas to help clear and heal them.
If you have oily skin, use a mattifying primer.
Alternatively, use a skin clearing primer which won’t cause your complexion to break out.
A primer helps your makeup to last longer, and will make your base look smoother and more even.
One of our top tricks for concealing acne is to use a green toned correcting concealer before foundation.
Green helps to counteract redness, so it will tone down the appearance of blemishes.
Next, apply your foundation. Make sure you’re using a clean sponge or brush to apply your base. Dirty tools harbour bacteria which contribute to the formation of acne.
Build up your foundation gradually. Applying too much can make your complexion look textured, highlighting acne.
Follow by dabbing concealer on areas of imperfections.
Many people use a lighter toned concealer, making their acne stand out.
Choose a concealer which is the same colour as your skintone or slightly darker. This will help to disguise your spots rather than highlight them.
If you want to set your makeup, especially if you have oily skin, opt for a dusting of a loose powder.
A sweep of powder over your t-zone or oiliest areas will ensure your makeup lasts longer.
Applying too much powder gives a cakey finish, so apply lightly. One dusting is enough.
You can always blot and re-powder your face during the day.
If you find you’ve applied too much powder, spritz some toner over your face and blend with a brush to promote a smooth finish.