Useful Camouflaging Techniques


I was inspired to write this post as I find that providing camouflaging options to my patients are just as important as giving them a treatment plan. Why? Because it is frustrating having to wait for results to happen, and often times stressful when there is a function or celebration in the near future. 

And lets not ignore the even more frustrating scenarios where there is simply no cure---yet! 

Here are some of the more common diagnoses and conditions that I suggest camouflaging techniques for. Please note, this product junkie does not have any financial relations or conflict of interest with any of the products or companies mentioned in this post.

 

Acne

It can take 2-3 months to notice 60-80% improvement when topical therapy for acne is initiated. And you don't want the products you're using to hide pimples and blemishes contributing to further breakouts. 

Look for oil-free/non-comedogenic make-up when you have acne prone skin. Furthermore, it's hard to go wrong with something that is mineral based. That is why my favorite is Bare Minerals. Other options for oil-free make-up include Laura Mercier, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Physicians Formula, Neutrogena, Bobbi Brown, and NARS. 

Rosacea

It can be very difficult to disguise the rosiness of rosacea. This is why the make-up industry created green tinted products. Green is opposite red on the color wheel, and therefore cancels it out.