Aack! Whether you’re a teenager heading to the movies with mates or a mum preparing for a rare date night, the appearance of a sudden, super-sized pimple (or two!) can really ruin your night. Stock up on these basics and you’ll always be ready to combat a last minute skin emergency!
- Chilled washcloth Keep a moistened, clean washcloth in the fridge or freezer. Then, when you have a pimple breakout, apply the chilled washer to the affected area like a cold compress for three to five minutes, several times throughout the day. The chill will help to reduce redness.
- Pimple treatments Pimple treatments usually contain one of two active ingredients: Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. Salicylic Acid helps exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, and helps to reduce redness around the pimple. Benzoyl Peroxide is a fast-acting ingredient which helps to clear up excess oil and kills pimple-producing bacteria. You’ll find it in products including Clearasil Ultra Acne Treatment Cream, Extra Strength.
- Concealer If worst comes to worst, go for cover! Any cosmetic concealer will do the job, but remember to wash the skin clean at the end of the day or night to avoid making the problem worse in the long run. Put some concealer on a brush, place the tip on the pimple, then brush in with a twisting motion so that the concealer reaches all the uneven surfaces of the pimple. Better yet, use a product that will help camouflage your pimple and help bring it under control at the same time. Clearasil Daily Clear Tinted Pimple Clearing Cream is lightly tinted to help conceal a pimple, but also contains Salicylic Acid to help keep skin clear from pimples and breakouts.
LIVE WELL RECOMMENDS
Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pimple Cream
Scientifically designed to work with your skin to help visibly reduce redness and pimple size in as little as 4 hours.
Clearasil Ultra Acne Treatment Cream, Extra Strength
Contains Benzoyl Peroxide and works by breaking down the dead skin cells to open the pimple, then penetrates deep down into the pore, absorbing excess oil and killing pimple-causing bacteria to give you visibly clearer skin. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Clearasil Daily Clear Tinted Pimple Clearing Cream
Lightly tinted clearing cream helps conceal pimples instantly. This fast-absorbing cream penetrates deep into the pore, removing bacteria that can cause pimples, and clears the skin without over-drying or leaving residue.