Saturday, July 30, 2011

How to safely cover a picked pimple.

Recently I was asked about covering a pimple that had been picked or scratched. She was concerned that covering the pimple would cause an infection if makeup was applied right on the open sore. Well, her instincts were right. Never put makeup on an open wound whether it's acne, a cut or a scrape. My tip is to apply New-Skin Liquid Bandage to the wound first with a q tip. It dries and forms a barrier that is antiseptic, flexible and waterproof. I usually add a second dab of New-Skin, let it dry completely and then apply makeup over that. Note: it will likely sting a bit, but only for a few seconds.
New-Skin liquid bandage

I know it's hard to stop yourself from picking but it can cause infection and even scarring. A better choice is to start a regiment that fights acne while it is still in the forming phase deep in your skin. I always have Proactive cleansers, toners and treatments in my makeup kit for actors who are acne prone. They even have foundations and powders that are natural looking and come in great color tones.
If your acne is severe it is best to go to a dermatologist.


  1. Wow that was so helpful. Can you get new skin at any drug store?

  2. Thank you so much for doing this post :)
    I didn't even know that liquid bandages existed lol

    Thanks again :)


  3. You're welcome! It's a great product for cuts or abrasions too.
    You can find on line at a number of places including:
    For store locations:

  4. This is SO HELPFUL! Thank you thank you thank you!

  5. can uu put make over it

  6. GREAT idea! Thanks