If holiday stressed threaten to wreck havoc on your skin, fight back with these 5 blemish-fighting and pimple-concealing tips from some of the country’s best skincare pros.
Patch It Over with Abreva Conceal. Whether you suffer with cold sores or not, What Not To Wear’s Carmindy suggests you add Abreva’s new Conceal patches to your makeup bag. Designed to protect, seal, flatten and hide unsightly cold sores, these non-medicated patches can be applied to even the most oozy and seemingly un-concealable of blemishes to keep them bacteria-free while simultaneously creating a smooth surface for a flawless makeup application.
Heal From The Inside Out With Chlorophyl. It’s the building block of plants, and ripe with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying ingredients, which is why skincare New York City facialist Cecilia Wong suggests adding a shot of this rich, green, tasteless liquid to a morning glass of water for more beautiful skin from the inside out.
Calm With Chamomile Tea. Make your own homemade chamomile tea astringent, which, according to Dr. Agnes Olszewski, can help the inflammation associated with acne. Steep 3-4 chamomile tea bags to brew a very strong tea before cooling the tea and using a cotton pad to apply to acne twice a day. Store in your fridge for up to 2 days.
Keep Makeup Sheer. You may feel inclined to spackle on the concealer, but when it comes to taking attention away from a blemish, the trick, according to makeup artist Todra Payne (who names Mariah Carey as a client!), is to keep your makeup as sheer as possible. Draw attention, instead, eleswhere with a swipe of your most stunning eye shadow and a layer of fake lashes so everyone gets lost in your eyes!
Make A Yogurt Mask. When your skin is red, dry, clogged, irritated or inflamed, organic New York facialist Andrea DeSimone suggests applying a thin layer of full-fat Greek yogurt to the area and letting dry before rinsing to immediately improve the appearance of even the most red blemishes.