How to Hide Your Deep-Looking Scars

Deep scars don't need to spell disaster.
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No matter your skin type, a deep, dark scar sticks out like a sore thumb. Most scars eventually fade, but the healing process can take years. In the meantime, a bit of makeup magic covers up even the most stubborn blemishes. To combat serious scars, you'll need a secret weapon -- wrinkle filler. This product smooths out pitted skin so scars look flatter and concealer glides on more easily.

Wash the scarred area well with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser. Pat the skin dry with a towel.

Squirt a small dab of a wrinkle-filling product on your finger. Blot indented scars with the wrinkle filler a few times.

Blot the scar gently with green concealer or green color-correcting fluid. This offsets the scar's red color. If the scar isn't pink or red, skip this step.

Dip your finger into a thick concealer. For best results, use a product that matches your normal skin tone.

Tap the scarred area gently with the concealer. Continue until the scar is fully covered.

Dust the concealer with pressed or loose translucent powder. This sets your makeup in place.

  • If your scar doesn't disappear on its own, use a prescription fading cream. These creams contain hydroquinone, an ingredient that lightens skin.
  • Microdermabrasion is an option for severe cases of scarring. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist to find out more about the procedure.

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.