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Question: What’s the best way to cover up a zit?

Answer: One of the worst occurrences? Waking up to a new zit that has unfortunately sprung up over night, of course. Battling these monsters can be quite the ordeal, seeing as how some of them can last weeks. So how do we deal with these suckers? A couple of products and an awful lot of confidence—that’s how.

Wash

Washing your face is very important when it comes to maintaining your facial hygiene. My two favorite face washes are the Deep Action Cream Cleanser and the Exfoliating Scrub. When you’re looking for acne-fighting products, you want them to be labeled as “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic.” The cream cleanser removes dirt, oil, and makeup—and the exfoliating scrub gently exfoliates surface skin. Both products contain a special cooling agent, so you can feel the product working its magic. Be sure to wash your face everyday, as removing makeup is vital for a clean face.

Astringent

The Clean and Clear Astringent is great for minimizing and drying out pimples. I use either a q-tip or cotton ball and dab the astringent onto the necessary areas. If you purchase this product, don’t be alarmed if it burns just a little bit…it’s just a strong medication.

Moisturize

 

I personally use this face moisturizer every day and have found it to work extremely well. You can purchase it for $15 plus or minus at the drugstore. I love that this lotion is thin and absorbs quickly. Overall, it’s just a great daily moisturizer.

Before I switched to Say Hello to Cucumber, I used Clean and Clear’s Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer. It works similarly to Say Hello to Cucumber and is a great everyday face lotion.

Spot treatment

The final product I have for you is the Clean and Clear Acne Spot Treatment. This product is fantastic and results can be seen within a day or two.

I can definitely attest to this gel. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now and the results are definitely amazing!

Popping

Never. Ever. Ever…pop a pimple. Believe it or not—when you pop pimples, chances are they will take even longer to heal. Not to mention popping a zit can leave a scar or mark.

Cover-up

As far as your makeup goes, everything is up to you! A little concealer doesn’t hurt, but sometimes it’s best to keep your face clean for a few days so your pores don’t further clog. If you decide to apply foundation and/or concealer, make sure it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic. Remember—it’s absolutely vital that you wash your makeup off before bed in order to prevent further breakouts.

Confidence & understanding

The most important part about this all is understanding that this is completely natural and everybody goes through it. Obviously, none of us were blessed with perfect skin…so embrace your imperfections and rock it!

What are your favorite acne-fighting methods? Leave a comment below!