May 1, 2020 How To Cover Melasma
Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches on the skin, particularly on the face. Many people opt for regular makeup use because these pigmented areas can affect your quality of life and make it difficult to feel confident. Here are our top tips on how to cover melasma to give you an even skin tone and radiant complexion.
The Types Of Makeup To Cover Your Melasma
1. Foundation balms
With foundation balms, you can cover everything you don’t want to see. Foundation in balm form is much thicker and more full-coverage than traditional liquid foundation. These products will provide ample coverage over hard-to-fix areas. For the best coverage, use a synthetic flat top brush.
2. Full-coverage pressed powder
If you don’t like to put on too much foundation but are still looking for how to cover melasma, try a pressed powder. This will work best if you use a light-coverage foundation beforehand and set it with the high-coverage powder.
This combination is one of the best ways to achieve a full-coverage look that’s completely smooth and concealed.
3. High-coverage waterproof concealer
Some spots on your face may be darker than others, which is where spot-concealers come in handy. Spot concealers are opaque and can cover everything from pimples to dark patches of skin.
For the best full-coverage results, spot-conceal your dark spots the concealer first, then apply your full-coverage foundation, which will make your skin appear smoother – and with less makeup.
4. Blurring and moisturizing primer
If you want your camouflage for melasma to last all day, you may want to consider other products like primers. Primers help other products like foundations, concealers, and powders stick to the face and stay there. They also smooth your skin texture so that other makeup can lay on top beautifully.
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About the author
Brandon Kirsch, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in clinical drug development and medical innovation. He is the founder of Kirsch Dermatology in Naples, Florida and is also the Chief of Dermatology at the ...