Even if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep and a bit of exercise, those breakouts can be super sneaky. Nothing is more frustrating than having a big event like a wedding or job interview and having to deal with bad skin. Don’t worry, here are some tips to make your skin clear and perfect!
Wash Your Face
Always wash your face before bed. Stash cleansing wipes on your nightstand for nights when you’re too tired to move. Besides, use lukewarm water for washing because hot water dries out your skin, and cold water won’t open up your pores.
Step away from the pimple! Before bed, use a spot treatment containing a combination of sulfur and salicylic acid. After cleaning your face, use a Q-tip to apply a spot treatment directly to any budding blemishes.
Fight acne with a 3-step approach. If you have acne, dermatologists recommend fighting it with a three-step regimen: a salicylic acid cleanser, a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment, and a daily moisturizer.
Products with alpha hydroxy and lactic acids exfoliate gently to make you look radiant. Exfoliate in the shower! The steam helps open pores, so the grains can really dig out the grime. Wash, then exfoliate. When washing, first use a mild face wash to cleanse your skin. Then, lightly massage exfoliator onto your face. This may seem redundant, but before you exfoliate, you want a clean canvas, so that the exfoliant can focus on digging out the stubborn dirt and oil that are stuck deeper inside your pores.
Wash Your Brushes
Make sure to wash your makeup brushes regularly with brush cleanser or baby shampoo. If you use makeup sponges, use disposable ones and discard them after each use. These tools can accumulate bacteria, which can lead to breakouts.
Keep Your Hair Off Your Face
Oil, dirt, and product from your hair can get on your face and clog your pores. Keep hair totally clean and try to keep conditioner and other hair product away from your skin.