In the same way popping a zit has that instant gratification, peeling off a pore strip provides a similar release. Try tested favorite Bioré Pore Strips, to get the gunk out once a week and watch your pores clear right before your eyes.
Shhhh…you didn’t here it from me, but popping a pimple can actually be OK sometimes, if you do it the right (not-scar-inducing) way! Zits always seem to show up when you’re already stressed, so don’t take out your existing troubles on your poor, helpless face. Only give the spot a squeeze if it’s white on top. Using two cotton swabs, gently press on both sides of the little sucker until it pops. Once you’ve cleaned off the gunk, dab a salicylic acid treatment on top.
Talk about feeling good: Having sex releases endorphins that give you that special glow nothing else seems to replicate
Protecting yourself from sun damage will make you feel better now (how much fun could a sunburn really be?) and later on. Wear at least SPF 15 every day (higher if you’re spending time in strong sun) to help prevent skin cancer, wrinkles and sunburn. Oh, and don’t even think about going to the tanning bed.
Have you been concerned with mid-day shine? Use a blotting paper, made especially to absorb oil without ruining makeup, during the day when you need to squelch shine. Blotting papers are sold in packs, such as NYX Blotting paper 50ct., which can be found at your nearest Ulta for $3.59. Don’t have an Ulta near you, check your nearest Walmart, Walgreen’s, or CVS.
It seems unfair to have to worry about pimples long after your teen years, but adult acne is actually quite common. These breakouts can usually be traced to hormone fluctuations and stress, that can trigger an increase in sebum production, which causes acne. You can fight back by using products formulated with salicylic, lactic, or glycolic acid. All help clear pimple-causing debris, fight bacteria, and contain hydrating properties. You can find these acids in cleansers, moisturizers, and spot treatments, but exercise caution: Using more than one anti-acne product at a time as part of your daily routine may lead to skin irritation.
Attention make-up wearers: Want a simple solution to preventing breakouts? Keep your makeup & brushes clean. Replace the sponges in your compact on a regular basis. Use a brush cleaner (found at your local health/beauty stores) to clean your brushes. Now and then, toss the whole works (makeup & brushes) and start fresh; the average shelf life for cosmetics is 6 to 12 months. Don’t buy products so expensive that you’ll be heartbroken if you have to throw them away.