How to Conceal Skin Blemishes - Howcast

How to Conceal Skin Blemishes

Stop unwanted spots from putting a damper on your face time with this fast and easy fix.


  • Step 1: Cleanse and exfoliate Wash your face with a mild cleanser and exfoliate the skin around the blemish with a washcloth while your skin is still damp. Use an oil-free moisturizer, which will reduce caking.
  • Step 2: Apply concealer Dab concealer of the same shade as your skin color directly onto the blemish using a makeup brush or sponge. Blend it into the surrounding skin with the sponge. Avoid using your fingers, which may pass on oil or germs.
  • TIP: Use a green-based concealer, which neutralizes the color of red or pink blemishes. Use a green-based concealer, which neutralizes the color of red or pink blemishes.
  • Step 3: Apply foundation Gently dab on foundation using a makeup sponge to avoid disturbing the concealer. Fan out the edges to blend into surrounding skin if you're not using foundation on your entire face.
  • Step 4: Finish with powder Apply oil-free powder with the large brush to set the makeup and remove shininess.
  • Step 5: Repeat Apply another layer of concealer, foundation, and powder if the spot is still visible.
  • Step 6: Wash brushes Wash your makeup brushes after application and either throw away or clean your used sponges.
  • FACT: Acne is the most common skin disease. It's estimated that 80 percent of all people between ages 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point.

You Will Need

  • A mild skin cleanser
  • A washcloth
  • Oil-free moisturizer
  • Concealer
  • A small makeup brush
  • A makeup sponge
  • Oil-free foundation
  • Oil-free face powder
  • A large makeup brush
  • Green-based concealer (optional)

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