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how to remove dark bruisy like marks from face

(4 Posts)
southeastastra Wed 28-Jan-15 19:42:20

i've had this thing on my face for weeks now, it's like a faded bruise and came up after i had an op. it's just by my cheekbone and looks horrible. any advice?

southeastastra Wed 28-Jan-15 19:44:48

am trying a lancome dream tone freebie and it's doing nowt

Havingkittens Wed 28-Jan-15 21:38:57

Try arnica and/or witch hazel to bring out the bruising and if you can get to a counter where they sell colour correcting concealers get them to show you how to neutralise a bruise.

I can't tell without seeing it what to recommend, but as a guide, if the bruising is purplish or blue, use a yellow or peach toned neutraliser, if it's more on the greenish side, something peachy or pink will help, or if it's more yellow toned then a violet will help. You start with a sheer cover of that and then tap on a concealer or full cover foundation that matches the rest of your skin over the top. It does take a bit of practice though which is why it's good to have someone who knows what they are doing show you how to do it. It can be a bit trial and error. Also, bruising changes over time so colouring can vary. A neutraliser wheel is a good bet in this case. The progression is usually dark red, then purple, blue, then green and finally yellow before it fades. Hope that helps!

RudyMentary Wed 28-Jan-15 21:44:13

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