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How to Cover Acne Scars

how to cover acne scars

Dealing with acne-prone skin is challenging. Dealing with the potential scarring it leaves behind can be even more challenging. While in-office procedures do exist to diminish the appearance of acne scars, they’re typically pricey and time-consuming. Fortunately, the beauty pros at IT Cosmetics created this easy technique for how to effectively cover acne scars with makeup—no big budget or time commitment required!

Prep & Prime

The key to healthy-looking skin is hydration, so be sure to apply the best moisturizer for your skin type before any makeup. Look for one that says non-comedogenic on the label so you don’t have to worry about it causing clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts.

Another step you should never skip when trying to cover acne scars? Applying a makeup primer. That’s because primers are designed to create a smooth texture for makeup to glide over, which helps to minimize the look of skin indendations from acne scars.


Correct & Cover

As part of her mission to create problem-solving makeup and skincare, IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima helped develop an innnovative drying lotion and concealer in one. Featuring full-coverage pigments and oil-absorbing ingredients including kaolin clay and tea tree, it works to cover acne scars and treat active breakouts at the same time. For the best application of this product, we recommend using your favorite concealer brush to stipple it over the acne scar or blemish.

As a finishing step, apply our setting powder for acne-prone skin on top of the concealer. Because of its sheer, buildable coverage, this talc-free powder instantly minimizes the look of skin imperfections—including stubborn acne scars—with just a few sweeps of your favorite powder brush.

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