However, we've always known somewhere in the backs of our minds that this is not the best way to treat a breakout. Everything we know about skin care tells us to tread lightly around irritated skin. So, we decided it's time to act like adults and figure out the right way to conceal our breakouts, without accidentally making them worse.
According to Dr. Schweiger, M.D., dermatologist and founder of Clear Clinic Acne Treatment Centers, we first have to choose between popping a pimple and covering it with makeup. "Never apply makeup on a pimple that you have just popped," he warns. "It could lead to infection."
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Once everything dries, you can go ahead and apply oil-free, non-comedogenic makeup. Just be sure your brushes and hands are clean before you touch your face with them, Dr. Schweiger advises. Restrepo recommends using a liquid foundation like Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup over the breakout, followed by spot concealer. "Shine only highlights the problem," she says, "So, make sure to set the area by patting on a matte powder." And, here's a cool trick she told us: "Add a mist of water over your powder and then let it air dry. This will give you a more natural finish."
Clear Clinic Vanished, $35, available at Clear Clinic; Tarte Powderful Amazonian Clay Pressed Mineral Powder, $30, available at Sephora; Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup, $38.50, available at Elizabeth Arden.
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