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How to conceal acne scars with makeup

Whether it's a wedding, a girls' night out, or a job interview, there are times when you'll want to look your absolute best, with your wardrobe's finest, perfectly done hair, and flawless skin. The first two need only a visit to the mall and hairdresser's, but going from scarred and inflamed skin to a smooth complexion requires a little more time.

Though the temptation to cover up your acne scars can be strong, we still recommend avoiding makeup as much as possible, as covering up your acne scars with makeup may clog up your pores and cause an outbreak.

Instead, you should look towards a more long-term solution - treating your acne scars with a product like Dermatix® Acne Scar, a silicone gel acne scar treatment that contains active ingredients proven to lighten dark spots, marks and scars.1, 2, 3

However, if you really need to conceal your acne scars with makeup, be sure to take note of the following tips!

Makeup tips to cover your acne scars

Keep it clean4

Clean your makeup tools regularly to avoid build-up of oil, dust, dead skin, residual make-up and bacteria that can make acne worse.

Start with Dermatix® Acne Scar5

After cleansing your face, start by applying Dermatix® Acne Scar over your affected areas first. The silicone barrier formed by Dermatix® Acne Scar protects your scarred area from any bacteria that might be present on your makeup tools.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise6

Acne treatments may contain drying ingredients, so be sure to apply a little more moisturiser before putting on your foundation to keep your skin hydrated and prevent peeling.

Find makeup that contains dimethicone6

Dimethicone is an ingredient that conceals redness and smoothes out uneven skin.

Be picky about all your makeup6

Ensure that every makeup product - not just your foundation - is non-greasy, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and oil-free.

Don't lay on too much makeup6

Too much powder can give your blemishes more texture and may make them more visible.

After the event, make sure to thoroughly wash off all the makeup before you go to bed, as leaving makeup on overnight is a surefire way to trigger an outbreak.

And before you find yourself in the same situation again, you should consider treating your acne scars with Dermatix® Acne scar so your skin can be naturally clearer and smoother - you'll only need 4 weeks to see visible results7!

Lightens dark spots, marks and scars
Prevents development of new acne blemishes and scars
Innovative CPX Silicone technology and ActivGCS (snail slime extract) formulation
  1. CR&D, S. L. Inner skin activators: Skin feel and skin smoothing enhancers (2016). Retrieved from: (page 2)
  2. Dermatologist shines light on natural ingredients used in new topical treatments for hyperpigmentation. American Academy of Dermatology, 2014. Retrieved from:
  3. Tang, S. C., & Yang, J. H. (2018). Dual Effects of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids on the Skin. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 23(4), 863. doi:10.3390/molecules23040863
  4. Last Accessed June 2019
  5. Puri N, Talwar A. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:104–106
  6. Last Accessed June 2019
  7. Study of efficacy and tolerance of a treatment against acne scars. Consumer Use test in Singapore. 07 August 2018 (Data on File)