The Best Makeup To Use If You Have Acne Scars — & What To Avoid

Photographed by Natalia Mantini.
If you're guilty of picking at your pimples, or have battled cystic bumps since your teenage years, chances are you've been plagued by an acne scar or two. The dark marks and crater-like indentations linger, taking weeks — sometimes months — to see themselves out.
Although makeup is the easiest way to hide these dreaded spots, certain products and application techniques (like swiping motions) can draw attention to them rather than minimize their appearance. To avoid that — and anything else that will make our scars stand out rather than blend in — we tapped makeup artists Jamie Greenberg and Andre Sarmiento to share their best tips for dealing with acne scarring: what to use, what to steer clear of, and the one step you should never skip. Check out their advice and a few of our product recommendations, ahead.
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