How to Cover Zits Without Makeup

Avoid the temptation to try to pop pimples, because it can just make them worse.

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Concealer and other types of makeup are common ways to cover up a zit when your face starts to break out. But not everyone wants to use makeup or load up something that's already red and inflamed with chemicals or heavy lotions and creams. It is possible to cover up a pimple without using makeup by using some products you probably already have around the house or can easily pick up at the store.


Mix together lemon juice and rose water and apply it to your face. Leave the mixture on for 30 minutes and rinse with cold water. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel, but avoid the temptation to rub because that can just irritate the pimple more.


Wrap some ice in a thin, clean washcloth and apply it to the pimple. Hold it there for 15 minutes. This will help reduce the swelling and make the zit less noticeable.


Apply a small amount of tea tree oil to the pimple. Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties, which will help speed the healing of the area.


Wait for the tea tree oil to dry completely, and then place a few drops of anti-redness eyedrops on the pimple. This will reduce the redness and help make the pimple less visible.


Apply a small amount of mild, non-allergenic moisturizer to the pimple.

Things You'll Need


1.Lemon juice



7.Anti-redness eyedrops

2.Rose water

4.Ice cubes

6.Tea tree oil



Tips & Tricks


Avoid the temptation to touch your face, including pimples, because this can just make the pimples more inflamed and infected.


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