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13 Ways To Hide A Pimple Without Using Makeup

Because women need to be PERFECT.

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Getting a giant zit at work sucks. If you don't have any makeup handy, follow these easy tricks to make sure not a single person notices that you have a pimple.

Because us women need to do whatever we can to be flawless, perfect creatures 100% of the time, amirite?

1. The Potato Chip Concealer

How to achieve: Find a chip that closely matches your skin tone and just hover it over your face all day. Warning: It will be difficult to resist eating said chip.Best for: A localized breakout.
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How to achieve: Find a chip that closely matches your skin tone and just hover it over your face all day. Warning: It will be difficult to resist eating said chip.

Best for: A localized breakout.

2. The Coworker Hoverer

How to achieve: Hover within 2-3 inches of another person at all times. Be ready to apologize when they say they don't like the feel of your hot breath on their neck. Because they will say that.Best for: General zit probs.
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How to achieve: Hover within 2-3 inches of another person at all times. Be ready to apologize when they say they don't like the feel of your hot breath on their neck. Because they will say that.

Best for: General zit probs.

3. The Uncomfortably Close Note-Taker

How to achieve: If you're in a meeting, hold a notepad directly in front of your face. Eagerly scribble notes — even while no one is talking — so it looks like you are filled with endless, brilliant ideas. Best for: Chin, cheek, or nose zits.
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How to achieve: If you're in a meeting, hold a notepad directly in front of your face. Eagerly scribble notes — even while no one is talking — so it looks like you are filled with endless, brilliant ideas.

Best for: Chin, cheek, or nose zits.

4. The Perfectly-Placed Fake Cry

How to achieve: Strategically place tissue over your zits and quietly whimper on a nearby couch. Bonus points if you can produce real tears and periodically wail. Best for: Multiple zits in odd locations.
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How to achieve: Strategically place tissue over your zits and quietly whimper on a nearby couch. Bonus points if you can produce real tears and periodically wail.

Best for: Multiple zits in odd locations.

5. The Cat Scratch Mishap

How to achieve: Place a Band-Aid over each zit. When someone asks you what happened, just say, "I guess cats don't like hugs! Heh," while simultaneously shrugging and walking backwards so they don't ask any further questions. Best for: Any zit, anywhere.
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How to achieve: Place a Band-Aid over each zit. When someone asks you what happened, just say, "I guess cats don't like hugs! Heh," while simultaneously shrugging and walking backwards so they don't ask any further questions.

Best for: Any zit, anywhere.

6. The Bathroom Secret Keeper

How to achieve: Pick a stall and stand on the toilet while gossiping about your coworkers — people will just think you're eager to shit talk. Very important: Do. Not. Leave. The. Stall. If you're worried about being "a good employee" or whatever, bring your laptop in and work from there.Best for: Chin zits.
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How to achieve: Pick a stall and stand on the toilet while gossiping about your coworkers — people will just think you're eager to shit talk. Very important: Do. Not. Leave. The. Stall. If you're worried about being "a good employee" or whatever, bring your laptop in and work from there.

Best for: Chin zits.

7. The “Oh, I Have Bangs Now"

How to achieve: Tuck hair into hat to achieve fake bangs. Or buy fake bangs. Either way, get fake bangs. Yes, you will sweat from all of the added heat, and the moisture and oil from your hair will probably cause a zit or two, but you do what you have to do for beauty.Best for: Forehead breakout.
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How to achieve: Tuck hair into hat to achieve fake bangs. Or buy fake bangs. Either way, get fake bangs. Yes, you will sweat from all of the added heat, and the moisture and oil from your hair will probably cause a zit or two, but you do what you have to do for beauty.

Best for: Forehead breakout.

8. The Painfully Shy Ski Instructor

How to achieve: Pull beanie over face until it has completely covered your pimple/s. Leave a lil' hole to breathe, if that's your thing.Best for: Forehead, cheek, and nose pimples.
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How to achieve: Pull beanie over face until it has completely covered your pimple/s. Leave a lil' hole to breathe, if that's your thing.

Best for: Forehead, cheek, and nose pimples.

9. The Hairbeard

How to achieve: Take a section of hair and wrap it around your face and then hook the ends on the opposite ear. You now have a truly convincing beard. Best for: Chin pimples.
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How to achieve: Take a section of hair and wrap it around your face and then hook the ends on the opposite ear. You now have a truly convincing beard.

Best for: Chin pimples.

10. The BBQ Smear

How to achieve: Grab BBQ sauce from your fridge — even if it's not yours — and smear over your mouth region, including the affected area. Everyone will be too uncomfortable to say anything, let alone notice your massive zit.Best for: Chin pimples.
Casey Rackham/BuzzFeed

How to achieve: Grab BBQ sauce from your fridge — even if it's not yours — and smear over your mouth region, including the affected area. Everyone will be too uncomfortable to say anything, let alone notice your massive zit.

Best for: Chin pimples.

11. The Ring IRL

How to achieve: Flip head forward to cover your face with your hair. Stand in shadowy parts of your office to achieve the full Ring look. To up the creep factor, wet your hair in a toilet bowl. Doing so might cause you to leave a trail of water — that's OK.Best for: Massive breakout.
Casey Rackham/BuzzFeed

How to achieve: Flip head forward to cover your face with your hair. Stand in shadowy parts of your office to achieve the full Ring look. To up the creep factor, wet your hair in a toilet bowl. Doing so might cause you to leave a trail of water — that's OK.

Best for: Massive breakout.

12. The “Dude, Is She OK?”

How to achieve: Pick an empty conference room and face the wall so your back is to your concerned coworkers. Leave lights off for added drama. Everyone will be too nervous to come in and check on you. They might call in HR. Even then, do not let them see your face.Best for: Any and all pimples.
Chrissy Mahlmeister/BuzzFeed

How to achieve: Pick an empty conference room and face the wall so your back is to your concerned coworkers. Leave lights off for added drama. Everyone will be too nervous to come in and check on you. They might call in HR. Even then, do not let them see your face.

Best for: Any and all pimples.

13. The Neck Tat Distraction

How to achieve: Go to the tattoo parlor before work and get a Hello Kitty tattoo. Your insane life decision will distract your coworkers from the pimples on your face.Best for: Literally any pimple.
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How to achieve: Go to the tattoo parlor before work and get a Hello Kitty tattoo. Your insane life decision will distract your coworkers from the pimples on your face.

Best for: Literally any pimple.

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