Heal, Don't Hide!

Heal, Don't Hide!

You'd think once you're in your ahem {20s} 30s, you'd be immune to breakouts, but not so, savvy friends.  Some of us are still fighting the good fight and no diet, water consumption, or topical product will make this less so.  The fact is, zits are not only part of your DNA—you're either lucky or you're not—they are, as you may have noticed, a direct result of monthly hormonal shifts.

So what's a Savvy Girl to do?

First, it's all about what you must NOT do: You must be strong and categorically resist the temptation to pop those suckers.  It is imperative to remember that the more you pop, the more possibilities you have for breaking skin tissue and causing scarring and discoloration that will be with you for life. For that brief moment of triumph, you truly risk damaging your skin, and it usually looks a lot worse, concealer doesn't stay put, etc..  Not savvy at all.

Second: Wash skin, but not roughly.  Scrubbing the heck out of it will only cause more redness, inflammation and potential for breakage, extending the zit’s healing time.

The first night with your zit: Make a paste out of our good friend baking soda and water and smooth it over your zit.  This will help shrink your unwanted visitor.

Daytime: A lot of experts and dermatologists recommend foregoing concealer and  makeup to allow the zit to "breathe," but, hello, they don't have to go to meetings with that ugly thing on their face.  Go ahead and conceal, but make sure hands are clean and pat concealer gently onto zit, rather than rubbing it in.  Top with powder and touch up throughout the day as needed.

The second night with your zit: If you've got any redness, use aloe to reduce it.  Again, it's all about clean hands, being gentle and letting the friend work it's way down.

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