Medical Makeup: Your Best Cover Up Secret
If you suffer from one of the below conditions, there’s a good chance that you have been searching for, and have not yet found, that one product that will help cover up and conceal the blemish:
Uneven skin tone
No matter what brand or what amount of coverage you have tried to use before, nothing has seemed to work – until now. If you have been desperately searching for that makeup product that will help conceal those spots and areas that you want no one else to see, you may want to try switching to medical makeup.
What is Medical Makeup?
Medical makeup is not necessarily makeup products that you need prescribed to you by your doctor; most of them are available in the cosmetic area of most drugstores and beauty stores. Medical makeup will help conceal or “correct” any skin imperfections that you may have, such as acne scars and age spots and even tattoos you wish you never had. It is a high coverage heavily pigmented makeup product that dermatologists often recommend to their patients. This type of makeup comes in a number of different forms, from powders, foundations and concealers to even eyeliners and eyeshadows.
Medical makeup doesn’t have to just be for the face, it can be used on the body as well. In addition to the skin conditions mentioned above, you can use medical makeup on your body to help cover up spider veins or birth marks that may be present on your skin. Some women even use it to conceal any moles that they may have.
Does Medical Makeup only Conceal the Skin?
Here’s what makes medical makeup even more important to those with skin conditions: it not only conceals any blemishes, but it will also help improve your skin’s overall condition. Many of these brands will help conceal and even eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on your skin, such as CoverBlend and Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone. A lot of the medical makeup products also recognize that UV rays are very damaging to our skin, so they add an SPF of at least 15 to their products.
I’ve Heard about Permanent Medical Makeup. What is That?
There is such a thing as permanent medical makeup. This usually comes in the form of paramedical procedures such as tattooing, like tattooing on eye brows for those who have lost their hair due to a medical condition (such as chemotherapy patients). For any permanent makeup procedures that are not medically related, then this would simply be referred to as “permanent makeup”.
Paramedical procedures is a term that is used to describe “micropigmentation”, or trying to deal with and conceal a number of skin disorders, discolorations or imperfections that are a result of either surgery or an accident. Burn victims with damaged skin, for example, may undergo paramedical procedures to try and reduce scarring. Women who have had reconstructive breast surgery may have damaged areolas as a result and want the shape of the areola to be fixed.