A lit­tle spot of bother

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They say the great­est trick the devil ever pulled was con­vinc­ing the world he doesn’t ex­ist, but I dis­agree. I’m pretty sure it was con­vinc­ing us acne is only for teenagers.

With any luck, your skin will have calmed down some­what since high school. That’s cold com­fort, though, when you wake up with a breakout tak­ing over your chin. Here’s how to cope.

EARLY DE­TEC­TION

While some pim­ples re­ally do ar­rive out of nowhere, if you can feel it com­ing,g act q quickly.y That lit­tle red bump thatat might be noth­hing? noth­ing? It needs a spot treat­ment eat­ment and it needs it now. If you’re lucky, cky, you’ll be ab­ble able to leave it overnightht and hope forr for the best come morn­ing, orn­ing, but ei­theer ei­ther way, get that on there.here. Der­ma­log­ica Breakout kout Con­trol ($83) is ex­cel­lent, as is Mario Bade­scu Dry­ing Lo­tiono­tion ($26) and Manuka Doc­tor Api­clearpi­clear Blem­ish Cream ($18). 18).

KEEP IT FRESH

This advice comes di­rect from Lisa Eldridge, who’s lit­er­ally y one of the best makeup p artists in the world. OON On Youtube, she says the thing to do is fo­cus on the good skin yoou you have that isn’ isn’t break­ing out. “I try to em­bel­lis em­bel­lish that skin, and mmake make it look as nat­u­ral and beau­ti­ful as po pos­si­ble,” she says, ex­plainin ex­plain­ing that in that way, your full f face of makeup will look lighte lighter. You don’t needne to pack on cov­er­age all o over your face to cover acne that’s on 10 per cent of it.

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