Acne is the most common skin problem, affecting an estimated 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 at one time or another - so you are not alone! Also, many celebrities are among those affected, such as Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham and the late Richard Burton, so this only goes to show that acne doesn't have to be a barrier to being considered very attractive.
Make-up can make a tremendous difference to the appearance of the cysts, scars and pitted effect that can be caused by the more severe types of acne, as these photographs of the lovely Ms Diaz show.
There are a number of companies which make specialist camouflage make-up, which can hide a whole range of facial disfigurements such as birthmarks and port wine stains, as well as acne scars.
These products usually differ from mainstream foundations, in that they are designed to stay on a lot longer, and are thicker and more dense than conventional products.
Of course, for mild to moderate acne, non-specialist make-up, well-applied, may be all that is required to transform your appearance, as this video tutorial shows:
However, for more heavy-duty, longer-lasting effects, some of the best-known manufacturers of specialist make-up are as follows:
Click on any of the links above to be taken to the individual companies' websites, so that you can see further details and examples of the types of skin condition that these products can help to camouflage.
Also, to help gain confidence, it would probably be a good idea to watch some of the many videos available online, which show bare-faced acne sufferers applying their make-up.
The results are amazing, and no-one need ever know that you have acne scars or pitting of the skin at all!