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Ways To Cover Up Skin Imperfections


There are countless skin problems that people, mostly women, encounter as they age. Because of these skin problems, it gets even harder for women to look flawless and beautiful. With this, most women come in search of a miracle drug or a beauty product to cover skin imperfections.

One common flaw that most women have on their skin is the appearance of acne and pimples. The emergence of these infected ducts often happen during adolescence and can extend until adulthood. Another skin problem is the appearance of age spots, liver spots and freckles. For some people, these spots can be beautiful but most people just want to get rid of them, or if this is impossible, these people are looking for ways to cover up this skin problem. Last but not the least, one common skin problem is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These ugly lines are the result of dry and undernourished skin, making you look older than your actual age.

Because of these skin problems, many women look for the perfect tool to cover skin blemishes and other imperfections. To know more, read until the end of this page.

Before Applying Makeup...

Makeup seems to be the only effective way to cover skin imperfections. But before you pile on tons of makeup for your face, it is important to establish a clean and moisturized face so that your skin problems will not be worsened. Read each step carefully:

  • Use a mild and deep cleanser to get rid of all the oil and dirt from your face.
  • Use a clarifying lotion or toner to get rid of the buildup of the remaining makeup from your face.
  • Use an anti-aging serum and massage your face.
  • Moisturize using an alcohol-free moisturizer.
  • Apply sunblock twice a day.

After following those steps stated above, it is important that you apply makeup primer to your face so that the makeup will last longer; hence, fewer touch-ups will be needed throughout the day.


Go for Products with Medium or Full Coverage

The following products offer medium or full coverage when applied. Therefore, these products are known to cover skin imperfections.


BB Creams

BB creams, also known as blemish balms, were popularized by the Asian culture as a multi-purpose cream. It is a mixture of foundation, concealer, moisturizer and SPF. It is believed to reduce the size of your pimple when applied. It also serves as a good makeup base to cover your skin blemishes before applying foundation.


They often come in cream, powder and liquid formulations. Choose a foundation that has medium or full coverage so that it can do its job to cover your blemishes. But be careful in choosing the perfect shade to avoid appearing like you're wearing a mask.



This product is known to cover skin flaws such as dark circles, wrinkles, spots and even pimples.


Mineral Powder

This type of makeup is organic and is made from nature's friendliest minerals. They offer full coverage without the heavy buildup.


Tips to Remember

  • If you're buying drugstore brands, make sure to check the ingredients. Avoid those that contain lead or mercury as they may be harmful to your skin.
  • Go organic. There are a lot of makeup brands that offer organic variants as they are less harsh to the skin.
  • Maintain a good skin regimen so that you'd avoid worsening your skin problems.
  • Be sure to blend properly when you cover skin imperfections.
By Daria Kristina, published at 03/09/2012
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