Remember that tattoo you got on your shoulder back in college that you kind of regret getting now? Well, if you went with a gown that shows off your unwanted ink, you may be looking for a way to cover that up. Good news, you can! And what about that pimple that just decided to rear it’s ugly head on one of the most important days of your life? Again, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways around it so that you don’t have to look back and cringe at your wedding photos years from now. Here’s how to cover up, hide and stow away those unwanted blemishes for your special day:

Tattoos
Whether you’re proud of your unique tat and just don’t want gran to see or you’re regretting getting inked, there are ways of keeping it hidden. Head on over to the nearest drugstore and pick up some concealer. The Knot suggested finding a thick, yellow-based medical concealer that is a heavy makeup ideal for covering up tattoos. Look for companies like Covermark and Dermablend. Search for three different tones that are going to help you to cover up: One that matches your skin tone, one that’s lighter than your skin tone, and one that is two tones lighter. Start applying the makeup from lightest to darkest using a concealer brush. The lightest concealer should form a base on the tattoo. Follow it up with the next darkest and blend it in and finish it off with the final layer. Make sure to not spread it on the surrounding skin, keep as much as you can on the tattoo itself. Finally. set with a matching powder and you’re ready to go – tattoo free.

Scars and blemishes
Every scar tells a story – but if you don’t want that story told on your wedding day, there are ways of covering up. First, rejuvenate the skin by exfoliating. It removes all of the dead skin cells to give your complexion a healthy glow. It also helps any makeup to absorb better, look smoother and stay longer. Next, moisturize to create a smooth surface. If the skin is dry, makeup may not look as natural. However, make sure your moisturizer contains a subtle self-tanner. This can help the scar to blend into the skin. Then grab camouflage makeup, which is specially designed to cover up scars and provide more substantial coverage than normal makeup. Finish it off with a translucent powder to set your look and you’re ready to walk down the aisle.

How would you cover up any unwanted tattoos or scars on your wedding day? Share your thoughts with us!

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