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How can you apply a cover up to hide psoriasis flare-ups?

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You can cover pink or red patches with a lightweight liquid foundation. Darker or more severe patches may need a heavier product (like “pancake” foundation). If you use a liquid or semi-liquid product, you can “set” it with powder and a brush. You can also try a powder-based mineral foundation, which can be easy to apply with a makeup brush. These are ideal for covering larger flare-ups. Keep in mind that your legs may not be the same skin color as your face, so you may have to try different colors to see what works best at hiding your patches. Skip products that sparkle or highlight. They can draw attention to problem areas. And never put makeup on an open wound or skin that’s bleeding.

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Doris Day, MD, clinical associate professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Centers.

Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant clinical director of dermatology, Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, New York,

National Psoriasis Foundation: "The Great Cover Up: Psoriasis Makeup," "Makeup Tips For Skin With Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 30, 2018

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