Clear Skin 101: Get Rid of Acne Scars
With the right acne scar treatments and expert tips, you can finally forget your breakout-ridden past
Say buh-bye to scarsStapleton lays out the step-by-step makeup application tips you need to cover scars, depending on the type.
If you have red and purple/grey marks:
Step 1: Dab on your color corrector with either your finger or a brush and blend well.
Step 2: Pat on a concealer that matches your skin tone, making sure to blend the edges out well (so you don't just have a dot of concealer on your face).
Step 3: Finish with either your regular foundation or a dusting of translucent powder to set your concealer.
If you have concave scarring:
Step 1: Apply a primer to your face to smooth the surface.
Step 2: Apply concealer that's one shade lighter than your skin tone to the depressed area of skin, making sure to blend well.
Step 3: Finish with your regular foundation or a dusting of translucent powder to set.
One last note from Stapleton: "Always remember, textured skin [as in skin with concave scarring or red marks] looks better matte. It hides imperfections. Think about painting a wall -- high gloss shows off imperfections, while a matte finish will make them less noticeable."
So hold off on the dewy look (for now), and soon you'll have the clear skin capable of that trendy glow.