Tips on Concealing Scars

Scars can be unsightly not to mention embarrassing, especially if they’re always on show. You will do wonders for your self esteem and your overall appearance by covering them up. These suggestions should help if you’re looking for ways to cover up scars.

Try foundation. One way to quickly hide a small scar on the face is to apply some concealer and foundation. Apply a small amount to a cleaned, dried area of scar. Let that dry, then put foundation on the whole face as normal. The base and concealer will blend to give a natural, scar-free look.

Camouflage cream. If the scars are quite obvious, foundation alone just won’t cut it. A camouflage cream would be preferable. DermaColor is one brand that makes a great product to help hide scars, but there are others that are just as good. This product is available in a variety of colors and tones, so it should be easy to match up with your skin tone. It has a heavy pigment in it, and will even cover scars or birthmarks which have a different from your own skin. It comes in a cream form and is able to be used on any part of the body. Another good thing about this product is the moisturizing qualities, so it will keep your skin healthy and speed up the healing process. Simply warm a bit of the cream in your hands, and apply a small amount to the scar. Use as small an amount as possible to cover the scars. If you apply a fine layer of matte powder as a final touch, your scar should remain well concealed. This means you can swim while wearing this great scar makeup!

Cover up physically. Use a method to cover up other than makeup. It is a common choice to grow a thick bang if you suffer from a birthmark or other scar on your forehead. Likewise scars elsewhere masked with clothes or things like scarves and sunglasses. If you wear a shirt, no one will know about that scar on your back. If you have a scar or other blemish on the side of your face, camouflage it with glasses with wide frames. These tips should help you to get creative when covering your scars. If you think about it, there are lots of choices and ways to cover a scar that don’t look obvious or unnatural.

Tiffany Provost writes about Skin Care and other Beauty tips for HowToDoThings.com.

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