How to Cover Up Acne – My Secret to Concealing WHILE HEALING bumpy, flaky skin
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How to Cover Up Acne – My Secret to Concealing WHILE HEALING bumpy, flaky skin

Hi it’s Letitia. Now that you guys know
that this is my current face and what I have to work with…acne has been around
since I was a teenager it hasn’t really stopped. It’s most
likely hormonal. I still have texture issues, hyperpigmentation, flaky skin
around the scarring and the scabbing and I am absolutely an expert at this point.
I can totally tell you how to cover up acne without looking cakey, how to make
sure it lasts throughout the day, and if you guys want to see the rest of my acne
videos and things that I’ve been doing to treat it, make sure you check out the
playlist. And also subscribe to this channel and find me on social @letitiakiu. So first things first you need to prep the skin. Prepping is so important, so
night before or the morning of, after you wash your face, make sure that you
moisturize as much as you can. Moisture is going to help prevent your acne from
coming back. For some people if you have dry skin your body actually reacts by
pushing more oil and producing more sebum in order to moisturize your face,
which is why sometimes you get acne even if you have dry skin. So I have
combination skin, and actually break out even more in the winter. I
think because everything, the wind is so harsh, everything is so harsh, it really
like sand blasts or like ice blast my skin. My skin is like flaky but then my t-zone
is very oily. So super moisturize my skin, and then major tip is to put on your
clothes that you’re gonna go out with before you put on any makeup so that you
don’t have to worry about smudging makeup. Get up close and personal now so first things first, get ready for the super icky details, but you wanna take
off all the flaky parts of your skin. I have a sanitized tweezer where you just
peel off all of your gent-gently like don’t pull off any scabs just extra skin.
Like this this one is more of a scab than anything so I wouldn’t pick at that
one. Then comes primer. You want to use a good primer, something that’s moisturizing with sunscreen. My favorite one right now
is a Shu Uemura and Mario collection it has its SPF 50 and it’s a
moisturizing primer. Not very silicone heavy. The best tip that I have is, you know how you don’t want to wear makeup because
you don’t want to suffocate the acne, and you don’t want it to keep getting worse
but you also don’t want to walk out the door with all of your spots? Something
that you can use to treat it while you’re wearing makeup is to dot it with
any drying solution that you have. My favorite is those pink drying lotions. It
has calamine, which is anti-inflammatory and it’s also like super heavy in
alcohol, which helps to dry it out a bit. So I would put it over any spots that
are active like this one, this one and you know how spots are darker right so
if you put it over areas that are spots it also helps kind of act like a
concealer because it lightens the spots that you have. So this way you have a
physical barrier that kind of helps prevent your makeup from sinking into
your acne, and also something that helps treat the acne while you’re wearing
makeup. I put the primer on top first because primer of course when you put it
on is going to rub it all away and then when it comes to foundation you just
want to be gentle with it. For people with acne it’s pretty much impossible to
wear concealer and then foundation because the concealer ends up being
pushed around and it’s really frustrating. So I actually start with the foundation first and then I conceal. The two
foundations that I’m using right now is the Vichy Teint Ideal and The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin clarifying foundation because this actually has tea tree oil in it, but
also because this is lighter and I mix a bit of both because it’s winter and I’m
pale and it’s not fun. I distribute for the most part on my face and then I go
in with a Beauty Blender. Beauty Blender creates a really nice
natural finish but also as you can see you can still see the calamine lotion
patches and you just want to be as gentle as possible. Concealer is the most
important. Whatever concealer you end up using, the formula, the coverage, and the
ingredients of the concealer, whether it’s going to make your pimple larger
throughout the end of the day. I actually prefer cream textured concealer cream or
clay and this one is my favorite so far. This is the NYX full coverage concealer
and I wear it in sand beige. It’s oil-free. I wasn’t very comfortable with the fact
that it’s a pot and you have to dig your fingers into it. You can use liquid
concealer as well but I find that it’s a little watery or it shifts throughout
the day. And it’s not just doesn’t have that full coverage. I really don’t think
a brush has the same effect it tends to wipe away the concealer more than if
your fingers were dabbing into it. So if you have a raised bump you really want
to go in from the underside. The bigger the bump, the more of a shadow it creates
right so you go from underneath and kind of push upwards a little bit. Once you’re
satisfied with how it looks from the center you start blending outwards from
there. I use a setting powder it’s a compact powder foundation. It’s very
light coverage so then I also use it as a setting powder. And then I use a kabuki
brush, and kabuki brushes are great you want to, like lots of people swirl it but
again with the acne you really don’t want to push anything around so you want to just kind of dab it into your face. For that extra extra step I would use a
setting spray. The setting spray I’m using is the NYX matte finish which is
highly recommended. I don’t actually notice the difference between using
setting spray or not maybe it’s just because this one’s not very effective. I do
prefer a dewy look so I would actually go for the dewy finish next time.
I honestly spend the most time on my skin and then everything else kind of
falls together very quickly. But at this point the routine is very simple for me
there have been times where I’ll put on foundation or concealer and whatever the
formula or whatever the ingredients that I’ve been using,
tends to give me a new breakout or even two by the end of the day. But I found
that everything that I’ve used today have been non-irritating doesn’t create
anything new by the end of the day. When I take it all off, I just take it all off
and no surprises. I hope this video was helpful for you guys. If you have any other requests for acne related things I have more acne hacks. If
you have questions or concerns let me know in the comments below and I will
see you guys next time bye!


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