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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.