I have this really gross pimple on my face, and I have
this super important event coming up! What are some quick and easy ways to get
it to go away?
The first step is to not worry! We’ve all been there, and
it’s probably more noticeable to you than it is to everyone else. It’s totally
normal to get a pimple once in a while. It stinks when they pop up right before
important events, but stressing over it will only aggravate things more.
Make sure you’re washing your face with a gentle wash in the
morning, and use an exfoliating scrub (and makeup remover) at night. To fight
acne, try a face wash that has salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Clearasil
washes are great for immediate fixes, so try something like their Rapid
Action Face Scrub, which starts working
after just 12 hours. Your pimple may not go away completely, but it will
definitely be a lot less noticeable.
You’ll also want to follow each face wash with a
moisturizer. It’s a common myth that people with oily or breakout-prone skin
shouldn’t use moisturizer because it will make your skin greasy, but the
opposite is actually true! If you don’t use moisturizer, your skin feels dry
and starts producing more oils than it needs to, which causes pimples. Clean
and Clear’s Dual Action Moisturizer is
great for combination skin, but if your skin dries out with too many acne
products, stick to a non-medicated, oil-free moisturizer.
If your pimple is still visible by the time of your event,
try covering it with a light amount of powder or concealer. Don’t overdo it,
though – uneven skin tones due to concealer are often more noticeable than the
And remember to have fun – chances are, your friends
probably won’t even notice you have a pimple, and if they do, they won’t care!
BY MEGHAN DEMARIA ON 12/29/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN skin problems, get rid of acne, how to pop a pimple, bust breakouts