Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quick Fix it #2 " The Monster Pimple "

Quick Fix it #2 "The Monster Pimple"; The night before you want to apply a honey/lemon mask. ( Mix honey with the juice from half a lemon). Honey is both anti-bacterial and hydrating, and the lemon will help to suck any excess oil out of the monster zit. Leave it on for 10 -15 minutes then wash off. Then you want to apply either a strong salicylic acid (at least 2%) to the pimple or a 10% glycolic acid serum ( I love H2V's G10 serum from Burke Williams- it contains a 10% glycolic + acai berry which is loaded with antioxidants so it helps to combat the inflammation while its exfoliating).
The morning of the big day, you can use the tea bags once again, because the ice cold green tea bags will help to reduce the redness and inflammation. After the compress...last but not least you want to smash up pure aspirin ( a great anti-inflammatory) with some water to create a paste.  Apply the paste to the pimple and let it sit for about 15 min. Wash off and dab make-up gently over the area. Never use a concealer that is lighter than your skin to cover the pimple, it will enhance it and make it look bigger. Also, too much make-up will make it look worse!