How to conceal acne scars and blemishes
Good news: You really can erase signs of acne. The trick to concealing damage from old breakouts is knowing what type of scar you’re dealing with, says Rebecca Kazin, MD, associate director at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. The toughest ones to hide are the kind that leave a pit deep in the skin—but the right technique can smooth them over.
How to conceal redness and dark spots
Maybe you flush easily or have dark spots that show through your foundation no matter what you do. Solution: color-correcting products. “Green and yellow help brighten and balance redness, while peach will neutralize darkness,” says Stewart. To counteract ruddiness, we like to apply Physicians Formula Mineral Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF 20 in Yellow/Green
How to conceal gray hair and patchy brows
Can’t make it in for a color appointment? Fake it with a root concealer. If your hair is thin, choose one with a powdery consistency, like Eufora Conceal, advises Tiffany Chiapparelli, lead educator at Amika. Sweep it on and it makes hair appear thicker while hiding those grays.
How to conceal stretch marks and cellulite
Ah, stretch marks and cellulite. Even swimsuit models battle these normal imperfections, which aren’t necessarily related to weight, says Dr. Kazin. In fact, some of us are just genetically predisposed to these skin conditions. The secret to making stretch marks seem to disappear is to use primer to blur and concealer to fade. As for lessening the appearance of cellulite, any rich moisturizing lotion paired with massage can temporarily plump up the skin, minimizing dimpling, points out Dr. Kazin. A formula with firming ingredients and caffeine, such as (10) Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert ($70; sephora.com), is especially helpful for tightening and toning.
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