HOW TO PREVENT ACNE
BEFORE A BIG EVENT
It’s the night before your best friend’s wedding, which she’s been meticulously planning for months. You’re the maid of honour and have just discovered a huge acne breakout right in the middle of your forehead. Don’t let it ruin your day by following our tips to get rid of acne before a big event.
ACNE FROM STRESS?
TRY FACIAL MASSAGE
If you get acne from stress, take the time to treat your skin to a massage. Forget your shoulders or feet: A stimulating facial massage will help to alleviate any pent up anxiety you have before a big event. When your hormones are imbalanced this can cause acne breakouts as cortisol, the stress hormone, contributes to fluctuating hormone levels. With all the stress of a big event it’s important to remember to de-stress your skin as well as your mind. If you have a painful pimple, just massage around it.
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PREVENT AND GET RID OF ACNE
WITH OVERNIGHT ACNE TREATMENTS
If you usually focus on your morning skincare regime, instead start to focus on your evening ritual. Our skin repairs and regenerates itself during sleep, so help it out by applying acne treatment products before going to bed, giving your skin all night to absorb the products. Retinol is a great acne treatment to use overnight as it encourages the turnover of healthy new skin cells - just in time for your big event.
CHOOSE ACNE TREATMENTS
WITH SPECIFIC ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
How to get rid of acne before your big day
With a big event coming up you don’t want anything to dent your confidence. If you do have any acne breakouts that need taking care of, use products that contain salicylic acid and LHA. These ingredients will get rid of dead skin cells and deeply exfoliate your pores, which will help pave the way to clearer skin.
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USE A SOOTHING SEBUM-REGULATING MASK
BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY
Many acne-prone skin sufferers find their skin feels “dirty”. It looks shiny and greasy, and can feel sticky to the tough. You may feel your skin is suffocating and clogged… At times like this, using a sebum-regulating mask often appears the best solution for immediate sebum absorption and pore reduction!
But harsh sebum-regulating masks are oily skin’s worst enemy! Fast drying sebum absorption masks can be very aggressive and cause the skin to over-produce sebum to protect itself: this is what we call “the sebum rebound effect”.
As a solution, try EFFACLAR Mask, a purifying fast sebum-absorbing mask, so soothing that it does not dry the skin and avoids the rebound effect, for long-term effectiveness, even for the most sensitive skin!
DISTRACT FROM ACNE BREAKOUTS
WITH BRIGHT EYES
Concentrate on taking care of your eyes to distract from acne breakouts. After all, your eyes are the first thing most people notice. Eye-brightening solutions with niacinamide can reduce the appearance of dark circles and brighten the eye area. This is especially important for those who have been losing sleep over a big event.
Follow these tips and shine on your big day. Need something stronger?
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