Skin conditions that change the way our skin looks, such as acne, can have a serious effect on the way we think and feel about ourselves. They can impact upon our confidence, create feelings of social isolation, and lower our sense of wellbeing. Some people find that covering acne and acne scarring helps them to regain their confidence and improves their quality of life.
In this section of Acne Support you will find information about how to cover acne and acne scarring, as well as general skin discolouration, using a type of product known as skin camouflage.
Skin camouflage is a healthcare product that is formulated to mask the appearance of skin conditions. It is intended to replicate the colour of your skin and should not be noticeable when applied correctly.
There are many brands of skin camouflage products available, as well as products that claim to be skin camouflage even when they are not. In the NHS for a product to be classified as skin camouflage and be available on prescription it must have received approval through the government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Acne, skin discolouration and acne scarring can affect any of us. Using skin camouflage to cover acne is an option for everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation and religious or social beliefs.
Below you will find some useful information on how to apply and remove skin camouflage, where and how you can get it, how to resolve some of the common problems that arise when covering acne, and what type of products can be used alongside skin camouflage.
Please note that skin camouflage is not the only type of product that can be used to cover acne and acne scarring. Some may find other products, such as makeup, useful.
This section of Acne Support was created with the help of the British Association of Skin Camouflage.