If you have acne prone skin you probably already know just how hard that it can be to conceal it. No matter what you try it seems like you can't hide those annoying pimples and a lot of times you don't want to use make up that is only going to irritate the skin even more. There is however some good over the counter concealers that you can get that actually do a good job to cover up those annoying blemishes. Some of these are even medicated to help provide some acne prevention.
One of the more trusted brands on the market is Proactive. They have a medicated concealer that will hide the blemishes at the same time that it is helping to get rid of the pimples. It is an oil free compound that contains sulfur which is also contained in their refining mask – a good product to use as a spot treatment for pimples. The sulfur in the product seems to help the pimples to heal. This concealer can also help to prevent any future breakouts in the area that you use it on.
Another good over the counter product is by Clinique and is the line of products called Acne Solutions. This particular line of products was specifically designed by a dermatologist and is for the sole purpose of treating the acne without having to buy prescription medications for it instead. One of the items that they offer is a cream concealer that not only fights pimples but also gives a natural looking cover over the entire face and does not have a tendency to cake on the face like other products. It is an oil free product that has 1% salicylic acid solution in it. Pure acne fighting products contain just 2%, so there is very little difference. The concealer is a lot gentler on the skin but it is still effective. It is also available in three different shades so that it is easier to match to your skin tone.
Murad has one called Acne Treatment Concealer which is a stick concealer that also has some salicylic acid in it and help to fight the pimples at the same time that it covers them. This again is another oil free product and won't cause any future outbreaks because of its oil free composition. They claim that clinical studies show that 86% of their users were able to see results in just two weeks. This also comes in three different shades to make it easier to match to your skin tone.
Physicians Formula does not have any medication in it so it doesn't heal pimples but it does claim to conceal the blemishes for up to 12 hours. This is an oil free cream that needs just a tiny dab to spread onto your blemishes. Very little is needed to get the blemishes concealed. It has five different shades to help you hide the blemishes according to the color of your skin and the severity of the blemishes that you have.