What is Skin Camouflage?

What is skin camouflage?

Skin camouflage is the application of specialist, highly-pigmented creams and powders which can be used to reduce the appearance of a mark, scar or skin condition.

Skin camouflage creams and powders come in a vast array of shades and colours so they can be matched to an individual’s skin tone.

Skin camouflage products can be applied to the face and/or body.

Is skin camouflage suitable for my condition?

Because skin camouflage is suitable for a very wide range of conditions, it is easier to start by saying what it’s not suitable for.

Skin camouflage is not suitable for skin that is
– infected
– inflamed or
– broken.

Skin camouflage can be used such a wide range of scars, marks and skin conditions that it is not possible to list them all here.

The following are just a small number of the conditions that people use skin camouflage for:

– vitiligo or loss of skin pigmentation
– scarring, including acne scarring and self-harm scars
– hyperpigmentation i.e. from melasma/chloasma
– birthmarks
– the skin around a prosthesis

Can skin camouflage reduce the appearance of raised or indented scars or conditions?

Skin camouflage cannot level out a raised area, fill in an indented area or alter the skin’s texture.

Skin camouflage is rather a tool for covering an area of skin with a colour that matches the surrounding area.

Can I swim or play sports whilst wearing skin camouflage products?

Skin camouflage creams are made more-long lasting and more waterproof by a specially-formulated powder.

Lots of people play sports, swim and shower whilst wearing skin camouflage products.

For information and enquiries please phone 0300 012 0276 or email skincam@changingfaces.org.uk.