15 Emergency Treatments For Different Skin Conditions
Your skin condition is pretty much like your hair. Even if you have perfect skin, you can’t escape from “bad skin days”. While it’s easy to put on a cap to cover a bad hair day, it’s not that easy when it comes to your skin condition, especially because it might affect how your makeup turns out like.
While there is nothing wrong with going around with a pimple or dehydrated skin, if you do need an emergency treatment because you have an important event or date, we’re here to help you out.
If you woke up to… a pimple
Pimples seem to appear at the most inopportune moments, like right before a big event. But instead of picking on it in hopes that it will go away, try putting spot treatments to dry it up.
Nexcare Acne Patch for Ladies, 36s, $8.20, Guardian
Paste this almost-invisible patch on overnight (or even in the day) to dry out your pimple.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $36, Sephora
If Kylie Jenner swears by it, it has got to work. Give it a little shake before applying on your zit.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, $19.90
Looking for a natural treatment? This antibacterial oil can heal pimples while soothing your skin.
Murad Blemish Spot Treatment, $39
This fast-acting treatment contains sulfur and salicylic acid to dry out your pimple.
If you woke up to… red, blotchy skin
Redness is not easy to conceal– unless you use a colour corrector on your whole face. Instead of getting stressed out and making it worse, calm your skin down with these products.
Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, $116
Calm down irritated skin by slapping on a thick layer of this gel. Leave it to dry before continuing your skincare routine.
Dr. Jart Mask Waterjet Soothing Hydra Solution, $7, Sephora
Notice some redness after cleansing? Slap this on, and then go about getting your outfit ready to allow your skin to absorb the goodness.
Laneige Water Pocket Sheet Mask Skin soothing_Skin Relief Water™ (available only at ION Orchard outlet)
This mask has diamond-patterned water pockets that purportedly enhances the delivery of essence to your skin, hence increasing absorption.
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If you woke up to… dry, flaky skin around your nose
Don’t you hate it when your skin looks smooth and flawless until you spot the flaky skin around your nose? As tempting as it may seem, avoid tugging on the dry skin because it might cause bleeding. Instead, use these products to get rid of it.
ORBIS Aqua Peeling Gel, $28, Zalora
Packed with Deep Ocean Water and Apricot Juice, this loosens dead skin cells, which makes it easier for you to slough it off the surface.
EVE LOM Muslin Cloths, $35, Sephora
This cloth is not only great for cleansing, but also exfoliates your skin gently, making it perfect for the sensitive area around your nose.
Fresh Sugar Face Polish, $38, Sephora
Gently scrub the area around your nose after cleansing with this moisturising polish.
Beauty People Emu Soothing Balm, $24.90, Zalora
Apply this on the area around your nose for a dose of moisture. If your skin gets flaky mid-day, you can even apply this on top of makeup!
If you woke up to… to dehydrated skin
There are just some days when your skin decides that it needs more hydration than usual – and drinking two litres of water may not an immediate effect. Give your skin an intensive dose of hydration with these products.
Skin Inc Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $68
Give your skin a hydration boost with this serum. You can use this on its own or mix with other Skin Inc serums.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief 50ml, $75
Use this on top of your normal moisturiser for added hydration. Did you know that you can also use this as a leave-on mask on its own?
L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Mask-In Water Gel, $27.90, Zalora
If your skin is oily and dehydrated, opt for a gel moisturiser.
Thermal Spring Water Spray (2x150ml), $19.90, Guardian
Give your skin a spritz of hydration before makeup, after makeup and even in the middle of the day.