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We all aspire to having a nice complexion and if possible without any imperfections but the truth is that hardly anyone has perfect skin. One of the most common problems when you go to put make-up on is that you have some sort of mark on your skin, and we would like to give you some recommendations.

It is important that if a mark appears on your skin and doesn’t go away after a few days you consult a dermatologist to make sure it is not anything serious.

Today I will explain how to correct white patches, or vitiligo, and red patches.

The vast majority of white patches on the skin are caused by vitiligo and characterised by depigmentation in certain areas. They can appear on any part of the body and can range in size. These types of patches can be easily corrected with make-up. You just have to find a concealer that matches your natural skin tone as much as possible. A creamy paint stickconcealer offering extensive coverage.

Apply it over all of the white patch using a special angled concealer brush, and blend with your fingers if necessary. Afterwards, apply foundation over the whole of the face including the area where you applied the concealer. We recommend using a long-lasting waterproof foundation. To finish, apply translucent powder with a sponge puff so that it stays on the skin all day long.

If you have vitiligo, we advise always using sun protection cream or a BB cream with a high SPF. The less tanned you are, the less noticeable the patches will be.

Don’t forget to clean and moisturise your skin every day. To achieve beautiful skin, it is very important that you hydrate and nourish it.

Red patches that appear on the face can be very varied, from small spots or acne as an adolescent, to rosacea, dermatitis or broken capillaries, also called couperose, which tend to appear in adults. If you have red and scaly patches, these should be checked by a dermatologist in case they need special treatment. If it is common dermatitis or eczema, it can normally be covered up with make-up.

The green concealeris the right product for covering up red patches when you go to put make-up on. This could be in the form of a compact like a paint stick, or creamy with an applicator. For small patches and spots we advise using the creamy concealer with an applicator. It is very easy to apply and is perfect for daily use. Just a small amount on top of the patch will be enough, then simply press it with your finger to fix it. Once corrected you can apply the foundation on top. Try to apply the foundation by patting it on with a sponge or special brush so as not to wipe off the concealer. Finish up by applying some touches of translucent powder with a sponge puff. This will ensure the product stays put for longer.

If you have a very dark patch, you will have to cover it entirely using make-up for an evening look. In this case, the most appropriate choice would be a paint stick style concealer. Apply it using a special angled concealer brush on top of the patch and find another concealer with the same texture as similar as possible to your skin colour, then pat it on top of the green concealer. This technique helps to hide where the concealer has been used. Once you have done this, you can apply the foundation that is most suited to your skin, also in a patting motion so as not to wipe off the concealer.  Finish by applying a translucent powder with a sponge puff in order to fix it to the skin entirely.

You can also find green primers, which are very well suited if you have a lot of reddish couperose, normally concentrated on the nose and cheeks. They are liquid like a foundation.

Apply the make-up primer over the entire rosy surface of your skin, using your fingers so that it is blended in well. Continue by using the most suitable foundation. It should also be applied in a patting motion so as not to remove the primer.

Skin that has red patches, whether because of acne, couperose or any other type of dermatitis tends to be very sensitive. It is very important to clean and moisturise your skin on a daily basis to keep it looking as beautiful as possible.

Tricks to remember.

If you apply a pore-minimising primer before your make-up this will give your skin a better appearance and will mean that it needs less make-up for a perfect look.

When you need your make-up to be perfect and stay put over many hours, use a make-up fixer. Just a few sprays of it will suffice.