Nothing throws us girls into a tizzy quite like the sight of an unexpected blemish in the days leading up to a big event. Ideally, skin care should be a part of everyone’s daily routine. Proper nutrition, hygiene and a few tips and tricks are all you need when it comes to zapping those zits before they surface.
The number one skin care pro tip is using a moisturizer every morning that contains a SPF of 15 or higher. It’s never too early to start getting in this habit, long terms effect of sun damage on your bright, beautiful skin won’t be something you’ll want to deal with when you’re older.
The next step is to start getting in the routine of exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week (at most). Use a gentle scrub on your face and a coarser scrub on the rest of your body. Exfoliating is a great tool to maintain a natural glow but is possible to over do. Listen to what your body is telling you, some girls may find that 1-2 times a week is plenty – especially in our dryer climate. Exfoliating can also work wonders on your lips. If you suffer from dry or chapped lips apply lip balm to your lips after brushing your teeth and scrub with your toothbrush for 15-30 seconds each night.
Ensure your taking the time to wash your face each night, remove any residual make up left over from the day and use a clean cloth to pat your face dry. Your morning complexion will thank you for going the extra mile the night before.
If you happen to spot a zit coming on during Prom week fear not – leave it alone for as long as possible, the bacteria on your hands can create more redness and attempting to pop too early can make things worse.
Most importantly, find a skin care routine that works for you! What works for your BFF might not be what’s best for you.