If you're a lazy girl like me, then you want pimples to come and leave in a day max without all the work of expensive and major acne products. Scrubs and exfoliants with long lists of instructions leave you with a headache. Or maybe you just don't have the time to worry about skincare on top of two jobs, family issues, et cetera! Basically, you need some lazy girl hacks for getting rid of breakouts.
I totally get you. I barely want to put on lip balm and moisturizer in the morning, much less wash my face, put on primer, foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter, and concealer! It was exhausting just writing that. Who knew that there could be so many products just for your freaking face?
Half of the time I get to work without putting anything on and then am too busy to deal for the rest of the day. When you have a black head or white head, that can be an issue. Especially if there's an important client, a meeting with your boss, or maybe just a fun lunch!
So, if you are ever in a situation where you need a quicker than quick fix, here are a few lazy girl hacks to help you out with your every day terrifying unicorn horn pimple situation!
1. Mask It Out
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, $69, Sephora
This GlamGlow mask is worth the investment because its format is specifically created to clear your entire face! It also looks pretty darn cool. You could go with another mask treatment, but GlamGlow in particular is a miracle worker.
2. Skyn Iceland Blemish Dots
Skyn Iceland Blemish Dots, $20, Skyn Iceland
These awesome Icelandic dots will not be released until this spring, but they combine salicylic acid, tea tree oil, grape seed extract, and Icelandic glacier water and just stick straight on any blemishes to fight acne. Quick and easy!
3. Drink Some Water
Drink your water like a professional athlete. Chug that stuff all day. There's a reason you're 60 percent water and need eight glasses a day!
4. Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick, $8.00, Burt's Bees
I use this blemish stick for literally everything. It's soothing, it helps, and you know that it's natural (although it does have salicylic acid in it)!
5. Eat A Carrot Or Something
Eating your fruits and vegetables is important in maintaining clear skin over a longer period of time because of the rich nutrients and antioxidants you take in. It's no quick fix, but the best solution for us lazy girls is prevention, after all.
6. Facial Brushes
Clarisonic Mia Fit, $189, Sephora
The Clarisonic Mia Fit is the hot new facial brush of 2016. It's tiny, fits in your purse, and comes with the skin illuminating cleanser serum from Clarisonic. Cleaning your face is always better when you don't have to touch it.
Your toothpaste could help dry out your blemish over night! I know it seems a little ridiculous, but I've been doing this since high school. Because the toothpaste has ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, baking soda, and alcohol that zit basically stands no chance, according to the Huffington Post.
I used to stand over a boiling pot of water to help my skin. Yes, really! Although all the blood would rush to my head, the steam from the pot was like a sauna for my face. The steam helps circulation on your face and opens up your pores. It also helps decrease signs of aging like wrinkles.
9. Salicylic Acid
Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash, $7.99, Neutrogena
Neutrogena has some of the best skin products ever, that's no secret. I used this Oil-Free Acne Wash throughout high school and college, and noticed less breakouts and more firm and clear skin. According to the Huffington Post, the salicylic acid in the cleanser is anti-inflammatory, unclogs pores, and exfoliates! Pair this with a moisturizer containing salicylic acid for maximum impact.
The oils from your hands can actually aid bacteria in the flight against clear skin. Stick em under your lap or on someone else for a change! Wink wink.
11. Less Coffee
I know, this seems insane if you're addicted to coffee like me. Caffeine is one of my best friends in this world. However, less coffee seems to rehydrate your skin. As Byrdie reports, the problem is that it's highly acidic, can "mess with your hormones, namely your stress hormones, which control your skin’s oil production, "and dehydrates your skin. So, maybe hold off on that fifth cup on Monday, if you care that much? I know I won't.
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