I covered skin camouflage as part of the make-up course I did. I also trained with the charity Changing Faces. The training I received from Changing Faces is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. I still work for Changing Faces, I run a clinic for them 2 mornings a month. I have also been sent to areas that have long waiting lists so that I can help people in those areas. I now specialise in skin camouflage. I have been told my skin camouflage skills are legendary by staff at head office and have received much glowing feedback. It's something I'm quite proud of because I have seen the positive impact it has had on the confidence of many different people
Cosmetic camouflage creams are used to conceal or reduce the noticeability of scars, birthmarks, vitiligo and other skin conditons. They can also be used to cover tattoos. Powders are used to fix the creams in place. Once fixed, camouflage creams are fully waterproof, so you can swim with it in place.
Anyone can use skin camouflage make-up. Clinics I run are available to anyone above the age of 4 years old. Some people use camouflage every day, some just for special occasions. It’s all down to your own personal choice.
At your appointment, skin camouflage creams are tested directly on your skin, this will help us choose a suitable skin colour match for you. More than one colour is sometimes needed. The special powder is then applied. You will be shown step by step how to apply the products. You will then have a go at applying them. The aim is to give you the skills and confidence to apply the creams yourself. Your first appointment will take up to 60 minutes.
On the face the cream will last for 12-18 hours but must be removed each night with cleansing cream. On the body will last up to 3 days and can be left in place.
The camouflage creams and powders are available in a wide range of shades. They have been clinically tested for skin sensitivity. They are not the same as ordinary cosmetics. They are lightweight but have a far greater covering and stay in place for much longer. A little really does go a long way.
Camouflage creams can only colour correct, if the skin texture is uneven it cannot make it smooth. The creams can’t make a scar disappear they can only make the scar less noticeable.
The products we match you to can be obtained on an NHS prescription, via the Borderline Substances list. However, we cannot guarantee the issuing of a prescription as it is at the GP’s discretion.