Pimples. Yes, we get they’re part of life—especially when we’re on our period—but sometimes, they come before a big event (like your wedding photo shoot) and in weird areas, like the tip of your nose, which is painful AF. Thankfully, they sometimes give you a warning before making their ginormous entrance, in the form of a zit or a small spot on your face. Here are some tips to not let that spot turn into a pimple so you can have clear skin.
As soon as you feel a zit coming on, ice it. This should relieve some of the sting. Put it on the spot. As soon as it’s comfortable to touch, dab on a spot treatment or apply a pimple patch. That should help draw out all the oil and impurities.
Try: Oxy Anti-bacterial Acne Patch, $6.50, Best Emergency Zit Zapper, CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame
Use a mild exfoliator regularly to slough off dead skin to keep it from clogging pores that could get infected and lead to breakouts.
Try: Rosette Gommage Gentle Peeling Gel, $9.90, Best Exfoliator, CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame
Moisture is key
An oil-free moisturiser is key to keeping the skin healthy. Not moisturising could lead to an overproduction of sebum that makes you prone to breakouts.
Try: Utena ALOES Moist Gel, $18.90, Best Oil-free Moisturiser, CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame
Keep skin clean
Cleansing thoroughly every day is key to prevent breakouts. Pick a cleanser with salicylic acid to tackle any skin congestion. Give your body as much TLC as your face to ensure your skin is smooth and healthy.
Try: Eucerin Pro Acne Cleansing Gel, $25.90, Best Cleanser for Acne-prone Skin, CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame