Is it just me or does it seem like blemishes comes in pairs? Here’s how to treat those little monsters and help them go away faster!
The Key to Healing Blemishes Quickly
Healing blemishes can seem like a daunting task. However, you can easily treat it with these four easy steps:
First step is cleansing. When you cleanse well, your pores are clean. Clogged pores are a major factor in skin breakouts. But be careful to not over-cleanse because you can dry out your skin be depleting it of all its natural skin oils. The production of excess sebum is another major factor in skin breakouts.
After your face is clean, tone, tone, tone. A toner with AHA or BHA helps chemically exfoliate the skin to improve skin cell renewal. This will give you smoother and more radiant skin. Once my toner is on, I like to apply a mask.
Masking can heal and nourish your skin. One of my favorite things to do is double-masking. I apply a purifying mask over my breakouts and a hydrating mask over the rest of my face. The purifying mask extracts all the gunk out and the hydrating mask leaves my skin feeling soft and plump. Once I wash these masks off, I like to treat myself to a sheet mask. They help my skin recover quickly from breakouts by balancing out the pH in my skin. Some of my favorite sheet masks have tea tree oil, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties.
Once the serum has absorbed into my skin, I remove the sheet mask and treat my skin with benzoyl peroxide (another anti-bacterial topical cream). Then, I apply a vitamin C serum and lock in all the goodness with a hydrating moisturizer.
What To-Do When You (Accidentally) Pop it
The key to healing blemishes quickly is to not pick at them. But someimes, you can’t help yourself. Once you’ve picked at your skin, it’s time to do some damage control.
Here’s how you can prevent the blemish from scabbing over. You have two options:
- Acne patch
- Sheet Mask
I’m not a dermatologist and you might not want to disobey the rules on most masks (where they tell you specifically not to put on over open wounds), but I like to apply a sheet mask after picking at my acne. It calms down the inflammation and helps the bump to smooth out.
My favorite sheet masks to use lately are from WHEN!They are super hydrating and calming to inflamed skin. Plus, the sheets are made of a soft cotton that feels super luxurious. The pack always comes with excess serum that I love to apply all over my body. Once my sheet mask is dried, I remove it from my face, treat the blemishes with benzoyl peroxide, and hydrate my face with a calming moisturizer. Then I apply an acne patch over the popped blemishes and go to sleep.
In the morning, my skin feels softer, smoother, and looks more radiant. Plus, the blemish has significantly decreased in size and looks less inflamed because the patch extracted all the gunk. There’s something really gross and satisfying about pulling the acne patches off your face in the morning. Or is that just me?
Share any tricks you have for treating a breakout down below!
*Disclaimer: I received the WHEN masks free for reviewing purposes.
All opinions expressed are my own.**