It’s disheartening to look in the mirror and see brown spots on your face, but learning some important makeup tricks can help to shift them out of sight. Here’s how to expertly send that discoloration packing.
Slough and Smooth
After cleansing and toning your face, you should exfoliate if you haven’t done so in a week. This buffs away any dead skin containing pigmentation while helping to give you all-over brightness. Exfoliation is important to keep your skin fresh and soft, and it can also help to eliminate dark spots that are a result of a breakout.
Bring in the Vitamins
After your skin has been cleaned and exfoliated, apply a moisturizer containing a natural brightening ingredient, such as Vitamin C. This not only makes your skin more radiant but it also treats pigmentation. Moisturizer keeps your skin well hydrated so that makeup looks smoother when applied.
Slather on the SPF
Never forget to apply SPF to your skin after moisturizing it so that it will keep your skin protected against the sun. This prevents future dark spots while also ensures that current ones won’t get worse due to UV exposure. The sun is one of the most common causes of dark spots and skin damage, so you want to keep it out of the picture!
Apply a Primer
Now that your skin is in great condition, you can start applying makeup. Always begin with a primer. This is an important step in hiding brown spots on your face because it makes your foundation and concealer last longer on your skin, giving you greater coverage. Primer also makes your skin smoother, which will allow makeup to get applied better.
Dab, Don’t Rub
When you apply foundation to your skin, only do so to areas that need the coverage. You don’t want to cake on the foundation - a thin layer is enough. You should also dab your foundation, not rub it in. This makes it look more natural. Use a sponge to gently blend the foundation into your skin, using upward and downward motions.
Add Colour with Your Concealer
Once you’ve applied foundation, don’t worry if your spots are still showing - concealer will see to them! You might think that any concealer will do, but you have to remember that you’re dealing with spots that aren’t your natural skin tone. You therefore need a concealer that will neutralize the colour of the darker areas on your face. For instance, you should opt for one with a yellow or orange tone to target darker spots but if the spots are more on the yellow side, then a pale green or lilac concealer will work well.
These concealer colours work to effectively cover up the spots and give you a clearer complexion. After applying them, remember to dab on some of your regular concealer and blend it in well to create an even tone.
A dusting of powder is the perfect finishing touch. You want to use a makeup puff and dip it into some translucent powder before lightly dusting it onto your skin. A puff is better than a powder brush as it won’t ruin the makeup you’ve so carefully applied. Powder is great to make your big cover-up last all day long and should always be used as a final step in your makeup routine.
Covering up brown spots on your face doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Follow the above steps to keep that discoloration under wraps while also treating your skin so that you banish it for good.