Even if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep and doing some exercise, breakouts can happen to the best of us.
Instead of splurging on a raft of products and going overboard with the concealer, learn how to clear up those pesky blemishes overnight with the help of Brit.co, who’ve collated 13 genius ways to get your skin back to its clear, glowing best overnight.
Always wash your face before bed. If you’re not washing away all the dirt and sweat from the day, you’re asking for a breakout. We rate Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, but you can also stash cleansing wipes by your bed for nights when you’re too tired to move.
Whip up a spa-worthy mask right in your own home using strawberries and yoghurt to help smooth bumps and unclog pores. Try celeb favourite GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Mask.
3. Hydrate Your Skin
A dry face is much more prone to wrinkles and ageing. Simply washing your face before you sleep and applying a rich, non-pore-clogging lotion with anti-ageing properties will make a huge difference to the texture of your skin. Elemental Herbology’s Moisture Milk fits the bill.
4. Spot Treatment
Before bed, use a spot treatment containing a combination of sulphur and salicylic acid. Try Mario Badescu Drying Lotion to kill bacteria and clean out the pores. After cleaning your face, use a cotton bud to apply a spot treatment directly on to any budding blemishes.
The ingredients will penetrate deep into your skin and clear out excess oil and bacteria. This can also double as an exfoliator to open pores and get rid of the gunk clogged inside. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask for a splurge.
6. Oatmeal Mask
Combine cooked oatmeal with lemon juice and egg. The oatmeal’s antioxidants will bring down swelling, while the acid in the lemon kills bacteria in your pores and the vitamin E in the egg will tighten skin so it appears perfectly smooth.
7. Don’t Pick It
Whatever you do, resist the urge to squeeze. It is tempting to pick and pop at a pimple, but that can lead to permanent scarring and further breakouts.
Aloe vera is famous for treating wounds and scars and also acts as a remedy to get rid of acne fast. Apply aloe vera juice or gel (Jason do a good one) on spots and let it dry for about one hour before washing it off with warm water.
A great natural solution for sensitive skin, honey moisturises skin and is non-irritating. It also helps to soothe and reduce irritation.
Apply a non-gel toothpaste to the spot before going to bed. For the most significant improvement, wake up a few times during the night and check whether the toothpaste is still covering the spot. If it is not, add more.
Put your face over a bowl of boiling water and let the steam moisturise it for two to three minutes. This helps in removing dirt, dust and oil from the pores of the skin without aggravating pimples.
12. Aspirin Or Baking Soda
Dissolve an aspirin (Boots’ own is fine) in a little water and then apply the paste to the spot for no more than five minutes. The reason this works is that aspirin and baking soda contain the same acid that many acne treatments use to exfoliate dry skin and decrease redness.
13. Ice It
Rub an ice cube all over the area for about two minutes before applying an acne cream or a DIY face mask.
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