We love this dermatologist-approved routine from PopSugar, to treat and conceal that not so discreet pimple that reared it’s head during the night.
- As soon as you wake up, apply an aspirin mask on the bump or over your entire face. “Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, and applying it topically will, in many cases, help reduce pimple size,” says Dr. Ava Shamban, author of Heal Your Skin. “The active ingredient in aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, is very similar to salicylic acid, which is used in anti-acne treatments.” Dissolve one uncoated aspirin in water (or crush). Leave the paste on while you dress, and it will flake off after about 30 minutes.
- Next, cleanse your face with hot water and soap, pressing (not squeezing) on the blemish. Popping is not allowed. Pat your face dry and let your skin rest for five minutes. Then, apply a noncomedogenic moisturiser sparingly.
- Finally, cover the blemish with yellow-tinted concealer to mask any redness. “Wash hands thoroughly and use your finger to apply the concealer,” Dr. Shamban explains. “Apply to the blemish in a circular motion and pat down gently to finish.”
Then don’t forget to take your 1 sachet of help: clear skin with your breakfast so it can start fighting the bacteria associated with skin breakouts from the inside… do this everyday and those pesky morning pimples may become a thing of the past!