Date: The morning of your date with the cutie from work
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Setting: Your washroom
Scene: Your alarm goes off. You stumble towards the washroom with your eyes half closed... After washing your face, you squint into the mirror to find a bright red zit living on the tip of your nose!
The coward thing to do: Hide under the covers until the zit goes away.
The hero thing to do: Scour your beauty stash & treat it!
Step 1: Use a mild (sulfate-free) cleanser infused with an anti-bacterial agent, like tea tree oil.
Step 2: Run a q-tip under warm water and dab onto pimple to open up the pore.
Step 3: Use the other end of the q-tip to dip into your spot treatment* and apply onto zit.
• Go for a treatment with B vitamins, tea tree oil, salicylic acid or purifying clay. If you have none of the above, a dab of seabuckthorn oil can do wonders! (just keep it very minimal)
Next…Camouflage it! (if you opted for clay, be sure to rinse off first)
Step 1: Go for a lightweight moisturizer that is free of heavy oils - dermalogica's active moist is a great one to have on hand.
Step 2: Apply light layers of concealer with a small synthetic brush to cover up the imperfection. Be sure to use a patting motion and go for an acne treatment infused formula to continue the healing process.
Step 3: Set with a mineral-based loose powder so the concealer stays put. *Bonus: The zinc from the mineral powder is also an anti-inflammatory ingredient, which will keep redness at bay.
By end of day, hopefully the blemish would have shrunk significantly so you won't have to skip out on your date ;)
Comment below to share some of your tips for maintaining a clear complexion and which products you swear by...