You don’t have to be a preteen or teenager to experience the adverse effects of acne. In fact, many adults suffer from acne as well. No matter what age you are, however, having a newly ripened pimple can put a damper on virtually any sort of special occasion, even a first date. If you have a pimple that you would like to properly cover up before you head out, try these following tips.
- Get Rid of the Pimple
A pimple that is ready to pop will not be easy to cover up. Although it’s not recommended to pick at your pimples— because it can cause the bacteria to spread— getting rid of your pimple will help you to cover it up better. When removing a pimple, take something like a clean cotton swab in order to apply pressure to the sides of the pimple. Once it pops, take some rubbing alcohol and apply it to a cotton pad and gently dab the pimple and the skin around it— this will help to prevent against the spread of bacteria and will also help your pimple to dry up.
- Apply an Ointment or Gel
Next, take a small amount of acne ointment or gel that has some salicylic acid in it. Salicylic acid is an all-natural ingredient that will work to dry up your pimple and will help to reduce any sort of swelling or irritation involved. Although it might sting when it is first applied, that will quickly go away.
Once the salicylic acid has dried— it should only take a few minutes— then you can start to apply a little bit of either concealer or foundation over the top of your pimple. When covering up a blemish, look for makeup that is a shade lighter than your natural skin— the lighter color will help to cover up the blemish more easily and you can always add a bit of bronzer or powder over the top.
The next time that you have a pimple or blemish before a big day or event, try these tips in order to properly get rid of it and cover it up. To learn more, contact Dr. Toni Stockton’s office today!