7 Marvelous Makeup Tips to Cover up a Sunburn ...


If you recently spent a little too much time in the sun, I’ve found some awesome makeup tips to help cover up a sunburn.

Having red, inflamed skin is not only unattractive but painful, sometimes to the point where you don’t even want to be seen!

But that doesn’t mean you have to hide behind closed doors until your sunburn heals.

There are lots of skin care and beauty tips that you can utilize to help cover up a sunburn and get back into the game!

1. Treat

Before you start trying to cover up a sunburn, the first thing you want to do is treat the burn.

Makeup artist Carmindy suggests taking a couple of aspirins and applying cooling aloe vera gel to the affected areas to help soothe and heal your skin.

Next, take a cool shower and apply moisturizer to rehydrate your skin.

2. Moisturize

When you’re trying to cover up a sunburn, it’s of utmost important to use a moisturizer that contains either humectants or lactic acid, says Kirbie Johnson of PopSugar Beauty.

Products that contains lactic acid will help with skin cell turnover and humectants attract water and increases flexibility of skin.

Try to stay away moisturizers with emollients which can actually irritate skin that’s been sunburned.

3. Sunscreen

Since your skin is sunburned, make sure you apply sunscreen to avoid getting burned even more.

Another tip from Kirbie Johnson is to use a physical and not a chemical sunscreen.

Look for physical sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide.

Some people avoid physical sunscreens because they tend to leave a white cast, but you can easily cover that up with makeup.

4. Cover Redness

If your skin is very red and you want to tone it down a bit, celebrity makeup artist Melissa Walsh suggests using a green or yellow tinted moisturizer like Murad’s Correcting Moisturizer with SPF which hydrates while minimizing redness.

This will help ease irritation and flushing and it also contains a slight color correcting tint to conceal redness.2

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