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Beauty Hack: How To Cover Up Mosquito Bites

Mosquito magnet? Read this!

Mosquito bites are incredibly common, so mastering how to treat them—and prevent them from happening (invest in a good insect repellant!) is super important.

What's the best way to hide mosquito bites?

You can get mosquito bites anywhere on your body, and they're not only itchy, but they're also a bit tricky to cover up. These pink or red marks are raised, so the first order of business is to reduce swelling. Try to avoid scratching them as well, because that will only make them raw and possibly become watery blisters. If the bite is on an exposed area like your face, you can apply makeup over it after anti-itch medication. Make sure you cancel out the pinkness of the mark by using a green-tinted concealer, followed by a skin-colored one. Finish off with powder to set. Here are three steps you can follow to hide your pesky mosquito bite:

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1. Medicate

The first thing you should do when you see a mosquito bite is to apply hydrocortisone cream on the area. Creams and ointments infused with steroids will also help in reducing itchiness, redness, and swelling.

2. Go green

Concealer, that is. Mosquito bites are usually red, so you want to take a green concealer to neutralize it. (See your guide to colored concealers here.) If your bite is really inflamed, you will have to layer on the concealer little by little.

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3. Conceal some more

Once your green concealer has set on your skin, take your skin-tone concealer (or foundation) and layer it on top. Brush on some powder and no one has to know you were a victim of a million mosquito bites from your camping trip.

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