Thursday, July 14, 2011

How To Cover Up Freckles

Personally, I've had tiny freckles lined onto my cheeks and nose for the past ten years or so. Although it's not a large amount of freckles, it is enough to want them to disappear every now and then whenever I do my makeup! So here's an article on how to cover up your freckles and give your skin a healthy, shiny glow to it as well. Plus, I'll add some great products to use to help fade away your freckles if you want them to disappear in time.

Before I begin, I do have to say that freckles aren't ugly at all! Just because you would want to cover them up doesn't mean that they're not beautiful in their own way. Those tiny dots on your skin look cute, and even sexy if you love your body the way it is. But sometimes, we just want to make our skin look like a permanent PhotoShop withOUT the PhotoShop! Here's how!

So the first thing you'll need is a light, and soft concealer to work with. 
Although concealer is used primarily to eliminate bags under your eyes or any redness on your face, it's also a wonderful way to eliminate freckles as well. 
In my previous article, I mentioned Maybelline's Mousse Concealer, which is a soft and creamy concealer that gives you a long lasting effect. Make sure the concealer you use is 2 to 3 shades lighter then your natural skin tone. I would recommend this since freckles are dark spots, and the lighter the concealer, the better it is to fade them away.

To apply your concealer, take an even amount of it and start tapping your skin (where your freckles are located) and let it stay there for just a few seconds. Dab it over your cheeks, nose, forehead and wherever there are freckles or dark spots on your face. 
Then, with your fingertips, smooth it out onto your skin. You'll notice right away that your freckles are almost faded away!

After applying your concealer, take a bit of cream foundation and apply it evenly onto your skin. My favorite dark spot removing foundation is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Cream Compact Foundation (Number Light 5). Apply your foundation all over your skin. This will help make your freckles go away.

Finally, add a darker blush tone to your skin, especially on your cheeks and cheek bones to give your skin a glowing, tanned look. The more foundation you apply, the better you can eliminate your freckles. 

Makeup is a fabulous way to eliminate those freckles on your face, but preventing them is an even better way to avoid even more unwanted freckles on your skin.
Using a stong UV factor sun screen on your face can help avoid unwanted dark spots on your skin. 

La Roche-Posay is a dermatologist approved face sun screen that doesn't have oils that create blemishes on your skin, so I would recommend talking to your dermotologist about oil-free sun screen lotions for your face.

If you really want to eliminate those dark spots on your skin with a healthy product that won't damage your skin, go to a professional dermatologist near you. I personally went and I was given a lightening cream that I use daily to help them fade away. Remember, dermatologists will give you even better products that are oil free and good for your face. After a few months, you'll really see the difference. 

So there you have it. Just these simple products and steps are the perfect way to eliminate your freckles and give your skin a wonderful look to it. Use it on your nights out and shock your friends with your flawless face!

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  1. can you purchase these products in Australia ?

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