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Does fake tan cover up acne scars?

2 Min Read Wednesday 13th August 2014

Use sunless tanner to reduce the appearance of scarring from spots.

A golden tan will balance out redness.

Last-minute spot eruptions are horrible to deal with, especially when you’re about to go on a first date, a big party or an interview. But what happens if that single spot multiplies and turns into acne?

Known for tormenting the teenager, acne can be a big problem for many and can sometimes last well beyond the teen years for some. Acne can appear anywhere on the face, back and chest and the scars it can leave behind are upsetting. Using sunless tanner can help to reduce the appearance of these scars and even out the skin tone.

the warm, caramel tone suffuses the red tones, leaving behind a more balanced-looking complexion

Fake tan is a great solution to balancing out the redness of spots and scars – the warm, caramel tone suffuses the red tones, leaving behind a more balanced-looking complexion.

Gradual tanners are perfect for bringing a light colour change to the skin whereas darker, longer-lasting options are great for covering up deeper scars. If you have acne at the moment and suffer with oily skin opt for lightweight tanners like Express Tanning Mist or Q10 Bronzing Mousse, which won’t clog up your pores and make your spots worse.

You can combine self-tanner with make-up to camouflage marks and scars even further. A touch of bronzer applied to the hollows of the cheeks, across the top of the forehead and down the sides of the nose will allow you to sculpt and define your look. Use illuminator on the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and chin to help reflect the light and create a contoured finish.

Layering up with a good foundation, bronzer and blusher can sometimes cover up acne scars completely. If you achieve an even base with fake tan to begin with it will be much easier to camouflage acne scars in full.

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