Here at Frends Beauty, we're zero judgement when it comes to getting a little nip and tuck. Some of our customers have written us with questions about how they can conceal common post-surgery concerns.
Whether you've had a cosmetic or a medical procedure, we understand that sometimes you need to get out of bed and back to your life before your face has truly healed. To help you look your best, here are some of the most common post-surgery facial concerns and how you can fix them with the magic of makeup and skincare.
Quick Disclaimer: While we're experts at makeup, we're definitely not medical pros. If you have any doubts about whether or not it's safe for you to apply makeup, please consult with your surgeon or dermatologist. Also, never apply cosmetics to any open wounds or stitches.
The Concern: Bruising or discoloration
The Solution: Makeup designed specifically for post-surgery concerns
Whether you opted for rhinoplasty or caught a football to the face, Marcia Brady-style, recovering from a nasal surgery usually entails your nose healing before the bruising under your eyes has. Since the under-eye area is so delicate, bruising in this region takes a little longer to fully disappear. It's a pain, but it can be concealed with the right makeup.
We suggest Dermacolor post-surgery makeup, which was specifically designed by industry legend Kryolan for women who need to conceal post-surgery bruising and discoloration. Apply this concentrated face makeup with a dampened Beauty Blender and a gentle hand. It will expertly conceal your bruising without irritating your skin or causing discomfort.
The Concern: Redness and irritation
The Solution: An ultra-gentle hydrating mist
Chemical peels and medical facials are growing in popularity. However, they can leave your complexion awfully red and sensitive in the days following your procedure. It's smart to ditch any skin care products that might cause any further irritation, such as products that contain glycolic acid. Instead, baby your skin by spritzing it with a calming and hydrating mist.
It's best to avoid makeup for a few days after one of these procedures. However, if you must have a little coverage, we recommend a powder mineral foundation like the Colorescience Pressed Mineral Foundation. Mineral foundations allow your skin to breathe more than liquid or cream products, which is necessary when your skin is trying to recover from redness and sensitivity.
The Concern: Scars from injections or procedures
The Solution: A heavy-duty concealer
The best way to conceal a scar is by gradually layering on a heavy-duty concealer with a brush. We love using the Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer with the Sigma F75 Concealer Brush when we're trying to cover up a scar. Finish with a dusting of loose powder and it's as if the scar never existed.
What are your best tips for keeping up appearances after surgery? Let us know in the comments below.