|How To get Rid Of Blemishes
your face with a gentle, oil- and fragrance-free cleanser;
preferably a nondetergent one labeled pH balanced.
have oily skin all over your face, use a cleanser that
contains benzoil peroxide or salicylic acid.
Don't scrub -
irritated skin swells around the pores, which can cause
Skip toner unless your face is very oily,
otherwise it might dry out the skin.
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
In the morning, apply an oil-free sunscreen gel
over the entire face.
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.
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 concealer.
Tricks Of The Trade:
Tip: 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.
Tip: 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.
Tip: If you can't get to
your dermatologist (or needles make you squemish), temporarily
reduce redness and swelling by dabbing on a drop of drugstore
cortisone cream, Preparation H, or Vasocon-A