Days have passed, years have gone by, and somehow being a teenager is a distant memory. Long gone are the times of living rent free, magically refilled shampoo bottles and food that just appeared in the fridge.
Although we’re living with more responsibilities and less magical shampoo bottles as an adult, this is balanced by other awesome things like, legally drinking, living without a curfew and not having to deal with everything that was and will always be high school.
The fact of the matter is, no matter how many bills we pay or how much wine we drink, our face still has the propensity to act like a teenager. To this we say: “Seriously?! Grow up, face!”
First and foremost –
You need to start thinking about your skin as an organ that’s fully in sych with the rest of your body. What you eat, what you drink, and what you put on it every day will be reflected in your complexion. That’s the science of it.
Sometimes science is bullshit –
As two people that eat relatively well, drink enough water to fill a bathtub daily, and wash our face every morning and night, we still manage to get pimples. It’s like the universe’s not so friendly way of reminding us that we’re not in control. “Good job on drinking all of that water, here’s a pimple anyways. . .”
Rolling with the pimples
If we can’t prevent them, it’s best to learn to live with them. Most schools of thought will tell you that popping the pimple is a bad idea. We should probably say the same thing. But, instead, we’re going to tell you what we do.
try your hardest to avoid approaching the pimple before it has a white head. Pre-white head will only lead to disappointment; precisely you’ll have a giant red mark on your face without the associated satisfaction of seeing white stuff exit.
If it has a white head:
Clean the area well! Wash your face. As an added precaution, apply a hot compress to the areafor about a minute; this helps to pull impurities to the surface and open up your pores. Because there is nothing dirtier than fingernails, use a tissue to do the deed being sure to apply equal pressure to both sides. Pop! (But seriously, why is that so satisfying?)
Now that you’ve popped the pimple, you have a venue through which additional bacteria can cause even more trouble. It’s especially important not to touch the pimple, post-pop. In addition to this, we also recommend putting a bit of Polysporin, an antibacterial agent, on the popped pimple just before bed. Smart!
For the rest: makeup.
Products and Tools :
1 . Foundation: she loves. . . Jane Iredale Dream Tint.
2. Concealer: she and her adore. . .Erase Paste by Benefit.
3. Powder: she and her rock every day. . . Amazing Pressed Base by Jane Iredale.
4. Concealer Brush
5. Powder brush
No matter how much care you took in expelling the white headed devil, chances are, there will still be evidence of the exorcism on your face. You’ve heard us say this before, Visine on a pimple is magic as it shrinks the blood vessels on the surface of your skin, and reduces the redness.
Set the Foundation
Once you’ve washed your face, applied your moisturizer, apply your foundation like you would any other day. Foundation isn’t only designed to do magical things like even out your skin tone, it also acts like a glue, to which other products can stick.
Conceal the evidence
We urge you to use caution when applying your concealer. Generally speaking, concealers are a heavier product and will do best when we apply the “less is more” philosophy to them. Also, be sure to understand that all concealers aren’t created equally. Concealers designed for under our eyes will actually have luminescent properties in the formula; applying this to a pimple is basically like shining a giant spotlight in its direction. Don’t do that.
Additionally, don’t use your finger to apply this product; not only will it put too much on your face, it won’t adhere to your foundation as well because of the naturally occurring oils on your finger. Instead, invest in a concealer brush, and lightly dab on a minimal amount of product.
If you don’t use a powder brush regularly, we recommend using one for this occasion. Using a sponge to apply powder to your face will essentially wipe off your concealer and put you right back at square one.
The lesser of two evils.
It’s entirely unlikely you will make your popped pimple disappear. You just need to accept that. At best, you can minimize its appearance on your face. Please don’t go overboard on the concealer.