Summer is a time for enjoying oneself. The heat may make things a lot more difficult to enjoy outside, but isn’t that really just an excuse to go to the pool? You can enjoy the sun and company while beating the heat. Hopefully you’ll remember to take care of your skin by properly protecting it from the sun. Try not to forget that you need to reapply sunscreen fairly regularly to ensure that your skin never stops being protected though. It is easy enough to lose track of the time and end up staying outside longer than your coverage last. That’s how most of us end up learning the hard lessons around sunscreen’s short lifespan. All the sunburn will take a while to heal, but we’ve got live to live even if we’re sunburned. So how do you hide a sunburn? All it takes is a little cleverness.
The First Steps
Assess the damage. You need to know how much of you is sunburned to know what you need to cover. Sunburn on your body is easily covered by choosing an outfit that covers the burned areas and you may want to do this anyway for an extra layer of protection. Your face is a bit more difficult to cover up, but we’ll get to it shortly. You need to remember to apply sunscreen and potentially aloe vera to your sunburn each day before going any further in this guide. Sunburn needs to be properly treated to ensure it heals cleanly. Taking the time to provide these initial coatings for your skin will protect it from further aggravation by the sun or your choice in products. After that, pick out the outfits that provide the best coverage for your skin. This should take care of the vast majority of body sunburn. Your face is a bit trickier, but it is doable.
Concealing Your Troubles
You’ll need to provide similar preparatory treatments to your face and body, but after that, you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to approach your face. In essence, you need to cancel out the redness in your face some way. Your approach is going to be determined by how bad your sunburn actually is though. Green concealer is your friend when it comes to eliminating redness. It helps to correct and neutralize the shade. The downside to this is that, as effective as concealer is, you need to use it tactically and only apply it to the areas most affected by the sunburn. Carefully add and blend it to ensure you get the most out of it though. The higher points of the face are the ones typically most affected by sunburn. Once this is achieved, you’ll need to make a choice on how to finish things though.
Powder foundation is actually one of the nicer things you can do for your skin when you’ve sunburned your face. It is easier to apply and requires less contact. As a result, it may be the best thing for anyone whose sunburn is particularly bad. Selecting a lighter shade than usual will lighten the redness and give you a more even tone. You can then use a bronzer with it to potentially draw attention away from any redness while looking like you’ve gotten some sun. This isn’t necessarily the most effective way though. A good liquid foundation, especially a matte shade, can help cover up the redness even more effectively in exchange for maybe a little pain when applying. The aloe vera should help make that minimal though. Some liquid foundations exist to cater specifically to minimizing redness for people with chronic skin conditions. You can easily take advantage of them when trying to cover up sunburn. Don’t forget to cover your neck some too, if it is exposed, to keep your face looking natural.
Covering up sunburn isn’t that hard, but it can be a bit trying if you got particularly sunburnt. People have been doing their best to cover up redness in skin for a long time though. We’ve gotten really good at it as a result. Care for the skin takes first priority to ensure that it doesn’t get inflamed more by products, but afterwards, it is easy enough to neutralize and cover up the sunburn. Just remember to take advantage of the shade for a while.