Open wounds are something that is not really that pretty to look at. And even though it is possible to cover them up if they are on the other area of the body by wearing some sort of clothing, it gets a little tricky if they are on the face.
That being said, it is not entirely impossible to cover them up even if they are a bit large in size, like a big zit that you might have popped, which you should not really do.
Nevertheless, we are here to show you how to cover up open wound on face. And the processes that we are going to describe to you will not only be easy to follow but also will take you a considerably less amount of time.
Steps to Follow to Cover Open Wounds and Scabs on Your Face
Without wasting any of your precious time, let us get right into the steps you should follow if you want to cover up an open wound on your face. And the steps are as stated:
Step 1: Clean Your Face and Apply Moisturizer
First and foremost, you should clean your face as you do on a regular basis. Make sure that you do not rub the wound area that much, or else you might get it inflamed, which you would not want at this stage. The more the inflammation, the harder it will be for you to cover it.
After you have properly got your face cleaned, you need to pick up a moisturizer. Get the one that is highly effective in capturing and retaining moisture. The core purpose of applying this would be to make to hydrate the core of the wound and make it look less cracked and dry.
Step 2: Put Primer on the Spot and the Rest of Your Face
Now that you have applied moisturizer by cleaning the face, you should put primer on the spot and on the rest of your face. Even though many think that a primer is not necessary for applying makeup, we believe otherwise.
In fact, a thin application of this magical liquid will help the makeup to glide flawlessly on the face. It will help in filling in the fine lines and rigid spots that are in the wound. For that reason, we would strongly recommend you not to skip this step.
Step 3: Apply Concealer
Once you have primed up your face and the wound region, you should start working with the concealer. For this, you need to get yourself a beauty blender. Lightly tap the blender with the concealer bottle to make it soak the concealer. After that, you have to apply it to the whole face.
And when you are reaching the wound area, you will have to be gentle because, as we have said, you would not want to inflame it any further. Also, do note that you should pick up a liquid concealer. The powdered versions are going to make the region look drier and more noticeable.
However, if the wound seems to be super red, you first have to apply correcting concealer that is green in color. It will help to cancel out the red color, which will make it look a bit natural.
Step 4: Work with the Foundation
The next step would be to start working with the foundation. You need to follow the same process as you would follow to cover up any of the blemishes on the face. We would recommend using the full-coverage foundation instead of the sheer ones. This type will make it easier for you to work with the wounded region.
On that note, as you have already applied concealer on the bottom, there will be no need to use too much foundation. So you can go light on it. However, if you manage to go overboard with the foundation, the wounded region will cake up, which you will not want, would you?
It will take you about a pump and a half to cover up the entire face if you are using a brush. Talking of which, you have to properly finish up the foundation on the surface. Leave no uneven spots, or else the makeup will not look that good on your face.
Step 5: Finish Things Off with a Little More Concealer
After you are done working with the foundation, you are going to enter the last step. If you find the wound spot is still peeking through, you would have to apply some more concealer on the top. However, this time, you must use a precision concealer brush.
And instead of other concealers that you have used before, you need to get the one that has is a bit more hydrated. Use the precision concealer brush to get more control over your movement and cover the wound spot a bit more. However, do not apply too much because that might just make it stick out too much.
How to Reduce an Inflamed or Raised Area of a Wound
Aside from just covering the wounded area, you might want to know about the things that you would want to do to reduce the raised area or the inflammation of the wound. And the things that you can do for that is as stated:
- Stop Picking the Scab
Scabs are generally a healthy mechanism that the body will do to recover the skin. So it would be better for you to leave it alone. If you pick it, the situation will worsen, which would make it take more time to heal.
And picking it will not help in reducing the bump or the inflammation. Instead, it will just increase both of them. Also, there will be a chance of infection occurring, which will make the situation even worse.
- Apply Hydrocortisone
If you can not stop yourself from getting your hands over the scab, we would recommend getting yourself a tube of anti-itch cream. You will find them at the drug store that is around the corner. And once you get it, you should gently rub the cream on the top of the wounded region.
That will prevent itchiness from occurring, which will eventually prevent you from feeling tempted to peel it or pick it off.
- Use Some Ice
Ice can help reduce the swelling of the wound. For this, you would need to get yourself a piece of cloth. Wrap an ice cube with the cloth and hold it on the area. Hold it up until the point it gets too uncomfortable for you. After that, the swelling should reduce a bit.
However, make sure that you have properly disinfected the cloth. If you miss that, there is a high that the wounded region will get worse, and you might risk having an infection instead.
- Use Some Topical Antibiotic
If the swelling did not cooperate that much, even when you held the ice for a good amount of time, you would need to opt for an antibiotic. Neosporin will work the best in this case. For applying that, you must clean your face properly beforehand. It will reduce the chances of bacterias getting into the wounded area.
After you have properly cleaned up your face, you have to apply a small amount of Neosporin to the area. Normally, it will take about a day for the antibiotic to reach its full potential. However, it will kill off most of the bacterias that are covering the scab, which will provide a small boost to the healing process.
- Apply Eye Drops
You might be wondering why we are suggesting you use eye drops to treat a wound that is on the face. Well, the eyedrops that are for reducing the redness on the eye work on the skin. However, you need to double-check whether the one that you are planning to use is just for reducing redness or not.
If you happen to pick up some special eye drop, the chances of you making the wound worse will be relatively high. That being said, you must not apply it directly to the wound. Instead, you must get yourself a cotton swap. You can even use cotton pads for applying this.
Drop a few drops of it on the cotton and gently apply it to the wound. Leave it for a couple of minutes. And once that time frame is over, you should notice that the redness of the wound has cleared away significantly. You might not even have to use any sort of makeup after this.
Does Makeup Affect the Healing Process of a Scar?
To a certain amount, makeup can slow down the healing process of the scar. Scars and wounds are something that you need to keep clean at all times. And with makeup on them, you are not keeping them clean, are you? Instead, you are covering them up with foreign elements, which will slow the healing process.
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Now that you know how to cover up open wound on face, hopefully, you will have peace of mind when you are going outdoors with a wound right on your face.