How to Conceal Your Skin Problems

This is a sponsored conversation… As a makeup artist, I come across skin conditions all the time that need to be concealed. Today I get to share with you a post about how to conceal one of your most annoying skin problems – cold sores, and stay confident in your own skin. You wouldn’t believe how many models struggle with cold sores, but even more personally, I have several family members that do too and I can see how it affects their confidence. In addition to using Abreva® at the first sign of their cold sore to heal it faster, there are a few makeup tricks they can use to conceal it and get their confidence back up. Speaking of confidence, I use to have really bad acne, so I know how skin conditions can really affect how you feel about yourself. But, I also know how the power of makeup can help lessen the appearance of skin blemishes and get your mind in a more confident state. While these makeup tips and tricks work really well for hiding cold sores, these same concealing steps are what I use to hide other blemishes like acne. How to conceal skin blemishes Before you Hide Your Cold Sore: When you see a cold sore start to develop, you need to actually put the makeup away initially and grab your Abreva® ASAP. Using Abreva® helps to speed up your cold sore recovery. Once your cold sore is in the healing stage, use these concealer tips and tricks. What You Need: Abreva®, disposable makeup sponge, yellow color corrector, full coverage creamy concealer.Concealing your skin blemishes How to Conceal your Cold Sore:

  1. To avoid makeup contamination, make sure you scrape or squeeze your concealing products onto a paper towel. You also want to only use disposable makeup applicators like a cosmetic sponge and q-tip. Avoid using your usual makeup brushes at all cost; you don’t want to have to toss them out.
  2. After you have applied your Abreva® and your skin is not weeping at all, you can start using concealer. Apply a yellow based color corrector to the affected area with a cosmetic sponge. Avoid wiping it on, try pressing it on so you don’t irritate the area.
  3. Next, use a full coverage concealer that is creamy and easy to move. Using something that is dry or powdery will only make your cold sore look worse. Use a disposable cosmetic sponge to press on your concealer to the affected area and blend out the edges with your regular foundation.

  You could Knock out your cold sore in 2.5 days*. Only Abreva® can do it, when you treat at the first sign**. Try Abreva® Cream during your next cold sore! Click here to learn more about Abreva® cream. *Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days. **Among Over-the-counter products Do you struggle with cold sores or know someone who does? Leave a comment and tell me how you stay confident and be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.   xo, Kendra Entry Instructions: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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  This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 2/8/16 – 3/13/16. Be sure to visit the Abreva® brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts! This is a sponsored conversation with Blogher. All thoughts, opinions, and expressions are that of my own.

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