How to Hide Mosquito Bites

Makeup can hide mosquito bites.
Makeup can hide mosquito bites. (Image: Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

When you are bitten by mosquitoes, the affected skin becomes itchy, red and swollen. Within 24 hours, small bumps appear on your skin, that are red or pink in color. You can take an antihistamine and apply calamine lotion to the area to help you deal with the itch, but the appearance of your skin may still not be to your liking. This is where body makeup can help.

Things You'll Need

  • Soap
  • Facial moisturizer or body lotion
  • Concealer
  • Cover cream or foundation
  • Powder

Wash the affected area with mild soap and water.

Moisturize your skin. Use facial moisturizer for your face and a body lotion for your body.

Warm a dime-size amount of concealer, in the color of your skin tone, between your palms, so it blends easier. If the affected area has turned red, apply a green concealer: This neutralizes the red color. Apply more or less concealer, depending on the size of the affected area. Use a concealer for minor, moderate or severe skin flaws, depending on the severity of the mosquito bites. Blend the concealer over the mosquito bites by patting it outward with your fingers.

Spread a cover cream or foundation in the color of your skin over the affected area. Use your finger tips to gently apply the product. Avoid rubbing the skin, since this will remove the concealer underneath. Use a leg cover cream, if the mosquito bites are on your legs. Use a full-coverage, facial moisturizer if the bites are on your face. Wait approximately five minutes, so the cream can set and dry.

Dust loose, translucent or tinted setting powder over the foundation, to help reinforce the coverup. Brush off any excess powder.

Tips & Warnings

  • When in a rush, use clothing to hide mosquito bites. Wear long pants or skirts, if the bites are on your legs. Put on long sleeved shirts to hide mosquito bites on your arms. Use a scarf and hat to cover up your neck and head.

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