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covering a pimple thats sorta dried up


Any advice on how you would cover up a pimple that has come to a head without popping it? Makeup recommendations? Or should I just extract it?

Edited by gday123

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Always always always avoid popping.

It's nearly impossible to completely cover a pimple. I treat it as per usual and then dab (DAB not swipe) some oil-free powder containing salicylic acid on top. Just a little bit. If you poke at it too much with the makeup applicator you're going to exacerbate the problem. Also if you put too much on you're going to look cake-like as compared to the rest of your face.

I had a nasty zit on my cheek three days ago. I resisted popping it. Instead I did my usual treatment (wash quick with Cetaphil and then an AHA moisturizer). When I went to work I dabbed on some Neutrogena Healthy Skin pressed powder. Poof, gone.

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