Get Rid Of Pimples
Wash your face with a gentle, oil-
and fragrance-free cleanser; preferably a nondetergent one
labeled pH balanced.
If you have oily skin all over your
face, use a cleanser that contains benzoil peroxide or salicylic
Don't scrub - irritated skin swells
around the pores, which can cause breakouts.
Skip toner unless your face is very oily, otherwise it might dry out
Apply a topical acne treatment
containing benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid over your
entire face, not just where blemishes have already erupted. At night,
use a drying spot-treatment product and dab oil-free moisturizer on dry
areas. In the morning, apply an oil-free sunscreen gel over the entire
Use a small makeup brush to dab
concealer or cream foundation (in the exact same shade as your skin)
directly onto the blemish. Use a fingertip to wipe away excess concealer
around the blemish and, if necessary, apply another coat of concealer.
If the makeup becomes cakey, carefully wipe it off and start over.
gently brush powder (in the exact same shade as your skin) on top of the
Tricks Of The Trade:
* If you have oily skin and feel that
you need toner, apply it only on the T-zone, and rinse it off afterward
(leaving it on can dry the skin). Use a clay mask as often as every
three days to absorb excess oil.
* To stop redness and swelling in an
emergency situation (job interview, wedding), ask your doctor for a
cortisone injection. It calms down a pimple almost instantly.