How to Get Rid of Zits Overnight 🤨💤
Picture it 📸...
Your office's holiday party is tomorrow night and your skin just won't cooperate. In addition to scaly, flaky patches (thanks cold weather! ❄️🥶) you also have a pea sized zit that has taken up residence on your lower left jaw. 😔deep sigh😮💨
You're frustrated, but not without hope - because you've spent all of lockdown stepping up your skincare game. Countless hours on #skincaretiktok, YouTube and Insta have increased your skincare ingredient knowledge and perfected your skincare routine. Needless to say, your shelfie CANNOT be touched! 💅🏻 You've got this! 💪🏾
Confident, you sit at your vanity and rifle through the products you've accumulated over the past year and a half. You peer inquisitively at each label, searching for claims that will bring this nightmare to an end. Your eyes rove back and forth across each product in pursuit of the words "overnight" "quick fix" and "24 hours."
You find...nothing. 😕
How could it be? Did you miss something at your last visit to Ulta? A vlog your favorite skinfluencer forgot to post?
Nope! You've just fallen victim to skincare misinformation. 🥸
Let's fix that together by shining a light on some acne skincare facts! 🤗📚
Acne can begin its journey to the skin's surface weeks before it makes a visual appearance. It is often the result of clogged pores that have become inflamed and infected by bacteria, dead skin cells and/or excess sebum (oil!). Acne may present itself in the form of fluid filled cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, pustules or papules - commonly referred to as pimples or zits. It is one of the most common skincare ailments amongst women aged 15-40 in the United States.
There are some products that claim to heal zits overnight. But these products simply trigger a temporary anti-inflammatory response due to hydrocolloid, an occlusive dressing used to treat wounds. These products may also contain "buzzy" anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid - a great pore cleansing exfoliant that should NOT be used on broken, irritated skin (e.g. pimples!)
The best way to stave off random breakouts is a solid skincare routine that includes a cleanser, moisturizer, treatment and protection (sunscreen!). Scientists agree that daily skincare routines can have a significant impact on the quality of one's complexion. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 🔑
So, if your skin is acne-prone, start your day with a gel based cleanser, treat with a pore refining exfoliant, hydrate with a non-comedogenic moisturizer and always use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage and free radicals. ✨✨