Breakouts have an annoying habit of showing up at the most inconvenient times. There’s nothing worse than waking up on the day of an important event to look in the mirror and find a huge red mess staring back at you. Follow these skincare tips to stop the breakout in its tracks and calm down your troubled complexion:
1.The first and probably most repeated tip… DON’T pop or pick, leave your skin alone. Although you may feel tempted try and resist. Not only can it spread bacteria but can also lead to inflammation and scarring. Try cleansing your face with a purifying face wash such as Odylique’s Lemon and Tea Tree Purifying Wash.
2.Try applying a warm compress on to the breakout area. This can help to calm, soothe and bring down any swelling. Do this for about 3 minutes and then follow with a blemish treatment like Odylique’s Spot on serum or pure tea tree oil such as Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil dabbed on with a cotton bud.
3.For those pesky, painful hormonal breakouts your best option is ice. Grab an ice cube, wrap it in some tissue to protect your skin and apply to the affected area for a couple of minutes. This will work wonders; it will reduce the swelling, calm the redness and can also ease the pain.
4.If you can allow your skin to breathe but if you do need to apply make-up then try using a calming product to hydrate beforehand. Rose oil can be incredibly calming and soothing and can help to ease redness. Some options include the Alteya Organics Rosehip Seed Oil or Odylique’s Calming Rose Super Tonic as a spritz under make-up or to calm and soothes throughout the day.
5.Blemish treatments tend to work best when the skin is naturally in repair mode, meaning it will be more receptive to treatments. So before you go to bed, gently cleanse your skin before applying a topical treatment directly to the affected area.