A little spot of bother
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.
While some pimples really do arrive out of nowhere, if you can feel it coming, act quickly. That little red bump that might be nothing? It needs a spot treatment and it needs it now. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to leave it overnight and hope for the best come morning, but either way, get that on there. Dermalogica Breakout Control ($83) is excellent, as is Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($26) and Manuka Doctor Apiclear Blemish Cream ($18).
KEEP IT FRESH
This advice comes direct from Lisa Eldridge, who’s literally one of the best makeup artists in the world. On Youtube, she says the thing to do is focus on the good skin you have that isn’t breaking out. “I try to embellish that skin, and make it look as natural and beautiful as possible,” she says, explaining that in that way, your full face of makeup will look lighter. You don’t need to pack on coverage all over your face to cover acne that’s on 10 per cent of it.