How to Conceal Blemishes

Why is it that blemishes seem to always pop up during the most inopportune times?! Here are some tried-and-true ways to effectively cover them up.


Skin first-when dealing with acne-prone skin, it’s essential to start with some extra care. Using a tea tree oil or witch hazel based toner is ideal since these ingredients have antiseptic properties that help combat bacteria and avoid intensifying breakouts.  Simply apply some toner on a cotton round and gently sweep over the problem area. Always avoid popping pimples, this could lead to scarring!

woman using a cotton round on her face


Balance-prime the skin to help balance out the texture so your foundation goes on smoothly. When a spot is red and inflamed, it’s best to use a green color corrector to camouflage. You may be thinking “green?!” but it all makes sense when you really think about it. Green is directly across red on the color wheel, so it works really well to neutralize inflamed areas.

green concealer makeupFormula is key- skin on top of acne is usually raised and shiny, so a concealer with an oil-base will not stick very well. Instead, look for one with a silicone base that matches your skin tone. Tip: when applying concealer to a blemish, use the back of your hand as a palette and apply with a cotton swab instead of directly applying with the concealer wand to avoid introducing acne bacteria into the bottle.

woman using cotton swab on face

Finish it off- Set the concealer with your favorite translucent powder so your product stays in place throughout the day.