Whether you tripped into the coy pond, we pushed off your bike, or had some killer acne, there’s a pretty good chance there’s a scar somewhere on your face. And since we can’t all be Seal and embrace our new, sinewy skin, here are some tips for masking your scars with a tad more realism than the Joker.
a. Always exfoliate. When a wound heels, skin cell production goes into overdrive, workin’ hard to rebuild itself. Frequent exfoliation keeps scar tissue softer, and allows for makeup to blend more evenly.
b. Moisturize! Scar tissues is dryer than your normal skin, by keeping it hydrated, there’s also a better chance of makeup coverage.
c. Concealers are your friend. For serious, layer worthy coverage, try a paste concealer the same color as your skin surrounding the scar. Lighter or darker colors will only cause your face to look ridiculous. A paste will also help fill in any facial divots. My favorites are made by Kryolan.
d. Blending is the key to success. By using a non latex sponge, a fancy egg shaped blender, or your fingers, dabbing concealer to spread and feather will give the most realistic look. Blend, layer, blend, layer, step back and take a look, blend, layer, etc.
e. Set the sucker! Using a setting spray or setting powder will help insure that your face doesn’t start to melt off in the hot summer weather.
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.