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How to Hide Pimples like a Pro

Acne can put a damper on anyone's self-confidence, but these tips will help you cover up your pimples without damaging your skin.


  • Step 1: Exfoliate Exfoliate your face prior to using any acne concealer. This will ensure a smooth surface for the make-up.
  • TIP: Take a little extra time and use a facial mask with alpha hydroxy. This will further prevent future breakouts.
  • Step 2: Apply moisturizer Apply a non-greasy moisturizer that inhibits oil production so your skin will not start to feel greasy during the day.
  • Step 3: Choose concealer Choose a concealer based on your skin color and skin type.
  • TIP: Mineral-based make-ups tend to provide better coverage.
  • Step 4: Apply concealer Dab a small amount of concealer onto your face and over your zits using either your clean fingers or a make-up sponge.
  • TIP: Do not rub it into the skin, but brush over the area with a light dusting of finishing powder.
  • Step 5: Look in a mirror Take a quick look in the mirror to make sure the concealer is spread evenly across your skin. Now you can head out to start breaking hearts instead of popping pimples.
  • FACT: Anyone can get acne, and it is estimated that almost 80 percent of 11 to 30 year-olds have had an acne outbreak, making acne the most common skin disease.

You Will Need

  • Exfoliator
  • Non-greasy moisturizer
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Mirror
  • Make-up sponge
  • Facial mask (optional)

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