Mosquito bite

Illustration by Peter Arkle

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How to Treat a Mosquito Bite (in the Middle of Your Forehead)

Dab a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment on the bump as soon as you notice it to bring down the inflammation and redness. (If you're willing to pop a pill, an antihistamine, like Zyrtec, will also help reduce swelling.) Once you've treated the bite, cover it as you would a pimple. Here's makeup artist Troy Surratt's strategy:
  • Use a small synthetic makeup brush to dab creamy concealer over the bite. Brush the concealer up and down and side to side so it blends into the skin.
  • Pat the concealer with your ring finger a couple of times to remove any excess.
  • Take a sponge wedge and dab on a translucent powder to set the concealer.