How To Cover Melasma

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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Brandon Kirsch

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 Naples Community Hospital. Kirsch Dermatology Website Dr. Kirsch started his career as a lawyer and holds law degrees from the University of Western Ontario (LL.B.) and Georgetown (LL.M. Securities and Financial Regulation). Dr. Kirsch completed his pre-medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, medical school at Brown University, internship at the Mayo Clinic (Florida) and dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina. In partnership with the Mayo Clinic, he filed to patent a novel topical composition for the treatment of skin hyperpigmentation that he co-developed and also oversaw a successful pilot study of the formulation. Dr. Kirsch has experience with therapeutic drug development programs from pre-clinical to Phase 3 studies. He is licensed to practice medicine in California, Colorado, Florida, and North Carolina and law in New York and Ontario.

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