How to Conceal Craters on the Face

By Jaimie Zinski

Facial craters, or acne scars, will leave a person of any age feeling self-conscious. There are permanent dermatological remedies for facial craters, including microdermabrasion and laser surgery, but these are expensive fixes that might require several visits to a specialist's office. The proper use of makeup on acne scars will provide a temporary, quick fix to cover the unwanted craters.

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Concealing acne scars begins with clean skin.

Step 1

Select a concealer, foundation and facial powder that best match your skin tone. Choose products that are labeled "noncomedogenic". These products will not clog pores and will help to prevent future breakouts.

Step 2

Wash your face with a cleanser that is specially formulated for your skin type. Rinse away the cleanser and pat your face dry with a soft cloth. Apply a light moisturizer to the face and allow it to dry for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Apply concealer directly to the acne scars. Use your fingers or a makeup sponge to apply a thin coating to the affected areas: using too much will make the concealer appear caked on. Gently work the concealer into your skin.

Step 4

Allow the concealer to set for one to two minutes. Using a makeup sponge, begin at the chin and apply a light covering of foundation to the entire face with upward strokes. Do not overuse the foundation, especially on the areas that are covered by the concealer.

Step 5

Allow the foundation to set for one to two minutes before finishing the look with a light dusting of pressed powder. Concentrate the powder on areas that are more prone to shine, including the forehead, chin and nose.