There is absolutely nothing worse during prom week than realizing you have a major zit. Lucky for you, there are things you can do to prevent these irritating little bothers from occurring. Lionesse has put together a pretty simple to follow skin care routine that you can follow to avoid dealing with pimples at prom. If you want clear, beautiful skin, we suggest these tips to you so you can enjoy your time – without feeling self-conscious.
Choose Products for Your Skin
When buying cleansing and moisturizing products for your facial skin, it’s so important to make sure the products you are choosing are tailored for your particular skin type. If you have oily skin, opt for products made for oily skin. The bottles will usually say, ‘Non Comodogenic’ on them. Likewise, if you are prone to dry skin, you will want something built to handle the specific skin care needs you may have to hydrate the skin. Those with combination skin should always opt for products made for combination skin, and you may even need to treat various areas on your face separately.
Cleanse & Moisturize
After you have bought your products, it’s time to begin a good skin care regimen. As a general rule, you should cleanse your face twice per day – once in the morning, and once at night – to remove impurities, toxins, debris, dirt and oil from the skin’s surface and pores. Also, you should moisturize whenever you cleanse your face. There are day and night moisturizers available for every skin type, so be sure you are using the appropriate moisturizers for each part of the day. Tip: Don’t overload on moisturizer; only use as much as necessary to hydrate the face. Applying too much moisturizer can actually cause acne breakouts, and this is what we are trying to avoid.
Exfoliation is so important to maintaining good skin that is free of pimples and breakouts. Exfoliation removes the dead, dry top layer of skin and replaces it with fresh, new skin that looks radiant and beautiful. When opting for an exfoliation method, always choose products that are gentle to the skin such as polishes, peels, and masks. You never want to use facial scrubs, abrasive products, or those that require scrubbing of the skin as this can cause irreparable damage to the skin an cause other problems to occur. Exfoliation should only be completed once per week to avoid over drying the skin.
Treat Problem Areas
Lastly, the best thing you can do for current pimples is to treat them. If you have been prescribed an acne medication by your doctor, be sure to treat the acne induced areas with your medication as per your doctor’s orders. If you don’t have a prescription medication, there are many over the counter methods that can work. Mariah Carey swears by toothpaste! Apply a small dot of toothpaste to the area that is affected and leave it overnight. By morning, the pimple should be smaller, if not gone, and dried up completely. Another home remedy to fight back at acne is to make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply that to the pimple. Otherwise, you could dot Hydrogen Peroxide on the area for a drying effect.