Do you wear makeup to cover your acne?

If you’re anything like me, I bet you do. Some people would argue that we should not be ashamed of our skin conditions and be secure enough with ourselves to not cover it up… this argument has merit. But let’s face it – most of us aren’t secure enough.

I personally don’t see that much of a problem in choosing to trick your brain for a while into feeling like you have normal skin. I mean, that’s what we all want by trying to get rid of acne – we want normal skin. So for me, pretending to have it takes a lot of stress off. No, it doesn’t make the problem better since you know that underneath it’s still there… but at least it can lessen the blow while you go about your daily business.

However, makeup is not perfect… to me it was a great way to lessen the redness, but it was never going to get rid of the bumpiness. That is until I saw the following video.

This brave girl with severe acne bared her face to youtube (and people on youtube can be mean, so I commend her) in order to give you a tutorial on how to work your makeup so your skin looks completely normal. It seriously blew my mind …. she appears to have perfect skin, but when she takes off her makeup her skin is worse than mine was. The transformation is totally incredible – and get this – apparently she is a model. Like her makeup routine is that good that she is able to model with severe acne. Wow.

Anyway… I had to share this with you, especially because it compliments what I do so perfectly – I know all about health stuff, but I don’t have a clue about makeup and how to use it properly! It was just never my area of interest… this girl, Cassandra, has it dialed. Take a look:


What do you think about this video? Do you use makeup to cover your acne?

photo by Jerine