5 Tips to Beat Blemishes Before Valentine?s Day
01 Feb 2014
We all get the occasional break out, some more than others, but one day of the year everyone wants to look good on is Valentine's Day. Whether you've got a big date, a quiet evening in with your partner or a night with all your single friends, having clear skin is a priority. Below are some helpful hints for your Valentine's acne skin care routine.
1. Don't pop!
It may be tempting but try not to burst any of your spots. The bacteria inside them may spread to other pores and make your skin even worse, as well as making the area red, sore and harder to cover up on your big night.
2. Don't touch your face
The more you touch your face, the more oil and dirt is transferred from your hands onto your face, clogging your pores and not making your skin happy. Do something to distract yourself from worrying about your skin, making you less likely to touch your face, like planning your Valentine's outfit.
3. Don't wash your face too much!
It may sounds counter-intuitive but you can wash your face TOO much. The more you clear away the oils on your face, the more oil your skin will produce, leading to more acne. Make sure to keep your skin hydrated after washing it by applying moisturiser, regardless of your skin type. This will also give your skin a dewy glow.
If you have dry skin, a toner will help to clean your pores out as well as minimise them. Stay away from toners high in alcohol though as they will dry out your skin and cause your skin to become even oilier.
5. Stay hydrated
It may sound obvious, but drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated by drinking the recommended amount of water is probably the best acne treatment that you can do, and you can do it on a budget. Avoid drinks high in sugar, as they can trigger your body to release the hormone that causes more spots. Milk is also a culprit of triggering a break out, so steer clear of this in the days leading up to the big day. Drinking lots of water will also help you beat the bloat, making you look even more irresistible.
If your skin is really stressing you out, then it's advisable for you to go see your GP or even a dermatologist to talk about the different treatment options available for you. Remember that confidence is key and chances are you are the only person who is noticing your blemishes.
Have a great Valentine's Day!