We’ve all been there – an important day arrives, be it the first day of a new job, a date or an interview, and lo and behold, we wake up with a rather unfortunate pimple in a very noticeable place. You need a way to get rid of it, and fast, and following these steps could get your face back to flawless just in the nick of time:
Get Super Clean
The first thing you should do is wash your face with a product which is designed to control oil production and spots, like Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash. It’s a foaming cleanser that is the perfect start to around-the-clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils. It contains natural exfoliants which will slough away dead skin cells and other pore-blocking nasties which cause the spots in the first place.
Kill the Bacteria
The first step in eliminating a zit is killing the bacteria which causes the spot in the first place, so reach for Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray. It contains bacteria-busting tea tree oil which is a natural antiseptic with anti-bacterial properties. This will halt the spread of bacteria and reduce the chances of getting any more blemishes.
Reduce the Redness
The thing which often makes spots most noticeable is the redness. As well as using a green-tinted base under your make-up, we’d highly recommend dabbing some Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate onto the area first. It’s a silky, super concentrated serum that helps treat, correct and defend skin against inflammation and redness and helps interrupt inflammatory triggers to prevent flare-ups.
Boost Your Healing
Your skin goes into overdrive to try to heal itself when spots occur so giving it a little extra help, courtesy of Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster can greatly reduce healing times. It’s a fast acting acne treatment that works within 15 minutes and is formulated with Salicylic Acid to help kill breakout causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing.
Regulate the Oil
If you’ve got oily skin, you might find that this does your face no favours when it comes to recovering from a breakout, so controlling oil production is a must. Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix contains niacinamide, which assists in regulating sebaceous gland secretions and killing bacteria while scavenging free radicals. This will help your skin to heal while preventing further outbreaks.