Having clear skin is not always easy. We drink enough water, get our beauty sleep and stick religiously to a skincare routine. Despite this, we’re all prone to breakouts every now and again. Nothing is more frustrating than the appearance of a spot the day before an important interview or a big date. Here are a few of these tips, you might be able to get rid just in time.
Wash your face
Bit of no-brainer, but you should wash your face before bed to get rid of oil and dirt. Even if you haven’t worn any makeup, your environment can clog our pores, leading to blackheads or spots. Yuck!
Try aloe vera to get clear skin
The healing ingredients found in aloe vera have been used for centuries to treat wounds and scars, but this green plant can also help to treat pimples and acne fast. Get your hands on some organic aloe vera juice. Dab it on the problem area and let it dry for an hour before washing it off with warm water. You should see a decrease in inflammation the next day.
Steam it out
One of the main causes of breakouts is simply the fact that our pores are clogged with oil and dirt. Steaming your face will open your pores so that these toxins can escape. Fill a large bowl with hot water and let your face take in the steam for about 15 minutes. To trap the steam, put a towel over your head.
Dab on some toothpaste
Everyone has heard of the toothpaste trick when it comes to getting rid of pesky pimples, but it is something that actually works. Use two tablespoons of white toothpaste and mix it with a teaspoon of cinnamon before applying it on the affected areas. Allow it to soak into the skin for 10-15 minutes, and you should notice that it has dried out the zit, ultimately shortening its lifespan.
Keeping ourselves properly hydrated is paramount to achieving clear skin. Dehydration will only have negative effects on our skin, causing it to become dull, dry and more prone to breakouts. You can also try rubbing ice on the affected area for about two minutes. This will slow down blood flow and reduce inflammation by tightening up the skin.
Aspirin and baking soda
This tip is a little more unusual, but it will only lead to positive results. Dissolve aspirin or baking soda into some water to create a paste and then apply to the affected area, leaving it for no more than five minutes. How does it work? The acid found in both of these products is similar to that found in many acne treatments that are used to decrease redness.
There you have it, some of the best tips to try to make sure you’re looking your best for the day ahead. Remember that you should always aim to use makeup collections with natural ingredients as these will be less prone to irritating your skin.
I have more skincare tips in my beauty section.Love Lilla xx