As we all know, fighting off acne can be incredibly time consuming, and in the famous words of the Internet, "Ain't nobody got time for that." Clear up your face as well as your schedule by following easy, lazy-girl approved skin care hacks. These simple solutions will help you to fight off blemishes without even thinking about it. They're that easy!
As a lazy girl myself, I don't have the energy for a ten-step skincare routine. However, I do have spots and blemishes that like to pop up on my skin. So, in order to prevent any unwanted acne, I try to keep face as clean as I can. This means that I try to wear makeup less often as well as try to make sure to wipe it off every night. It's all about keeping bacteria and pore-clogging agents off of my face as much as possible. It's this simple mindset that has honestly done wonders for my skin. Plus, what's easier than not applying makeup? It's a serious no-brainer. Wondering what else you can do for clear skin? Here are nine lazy-girl approved hacks that will help you to fight off acne.
1. Wear Your Hair Up When You Sleep
According to YouTube blogger, Cami Petyn, when you sleep with your hair loose, any lingering styling products, natural oils, or bacteria from your hair can transfer onto your skin. Who needs that? Prevent unnecessary pimples by wearing your hair in a top knot or braid while your sleep. It's a super simple way to avoid acne.
2. Clean Your Cell Phone Screen/Glasses/Sunglasses
Think of all of the things that touch your face during the day. Whether it's your hands, cell phone, or glasses, make sure everything is squeaky clean. TheDailyMakeover.com reported that wiping down these items with an alcohol pad is the best way to kill off any acne-causing bacteria.
3. Use A Spot Treatment
Lazy girls don't have time for ten-step skincare routines. If you're looking to heal a pimple ASAP, then I suggest reaching for InstaNatural's Acne Spot Treatment. Seriously, I've never used a product like this. Just dab a bit onto your pimple, and it will vanish overnight. Plus, it's loaded with salicylic acid, which helps to reduce large, red zits, according to Teen Vogue.
4. Keep Makeup Wipes Next To Your Bed
We've all been there – tucked in bed, and suddenly remembering that we still have a full face of makeup on. Rather than getting your butt out of bed, try keeping makeup removing wipes on your nightstand. You'll be able to remove your pore-clogging makeup without ever having to leave your cozy sheets.
5. Know Your Expiration Dates
Did you know that products with benzoyl peroxide become inactive after three months? Yup, it's true. StyleCaster.com reported that any products with this acne-fighting ingredient needs to be tossed after three months.
6. Style Your Hair Before Applying Makeup
Style your hair before applying makeup in order to avoid makeup meltdown. In the same StyleCaster.com article, the author noted that the heat from a blow dryer can cause your makeup to melt. This will cause your products (not to mention any sweat) to sink further into your pores, which can cause breakouts.
7. Loosen Your Bra Straps
Your bra may be the reason for any acne popping up on your shoulders. StyleCaster.com reports that overly-tightened straps can irritate the skin, and not allow it to breathe properly. Plus, loosening your straps can not only help your skin, but it will also feel so much more comfortable. As we all know, us lazy girls can appreciate comfort.
8. Turn Down The Heat In Your Shower
Okay, listen up. Hot showers can lead to dehydrated, flaky skin. Dehydrated skin can lead to the over-production of oils (to make up for the dry skin), which can lead to acne. So, save yourself all that trouble by turning down the water temperature during your next shower.
9. Reach For Eye Drops
So, you know how eye drops can take out the redness in your eyes? Yup, they can do the same thing for aggravated, red pimples, as well. According to Acne.org, simply apply a few drops to a tissue, and press against the pimple. Voila - no more angry, red zit.
You don't have to be a skin care genius to achieve clear skin. Even the laziest of ladies can hack their way to a fresh, flawless face.
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