I’ve been trying to come up with more reader-interaction posts (like How Would You Wear It?) and this is one I just thought of as I am dealing with this problem right now, and I’m sure a lot of you can relate!
Ever heard the phrase “make a mountain out of a mole hill”? I feel like that basically sums up my habits when it comes to break outs. I’m the worst- I’ll have a tiny “issue” on my face, or one of those under-the-skin painful ones, and there’s just this little voice in my head saying “this time will be different! it won’t turn into a huge red mark on your face!”
Without fail, I end up with a nice red spot on my face, and because its all gross, you can’t cover it with makeup. and then it dries and you want to mess with it more and just turns into an uphill battle. If you’re pretty pale like I am, its even more noticeable.
I know this isn’t the most glamorous of topics, but it is something a good portion of us deal with. I’m curious how you deal with this particular breakout problem? How do you keep yourself from picking at your face? How do you deal with getting scabby gross red spots to heal fast?
I like using Vasiline in a tube like this, less mess and keeps it sanitary!
My personal trick that seems to help best- vaseline. Scabs don’t heal as fast when they’re dry, so using something that is consistently a little wet helps. What I’ll do before bed (or if I’m at home and not wearing makeup) is put a tiny dab of vaseline right over the problem area and just leave it. This helps because it keeps the scab from drying out, as well as keeps me from messing with it because I don’t want vaseline on my hands :P Even just a few hours after doing this I notice a difference in the healing process. It by far is the easiest way I’ve found to quickly heal scabby breakouts!
So, what’s your pro-tip? What do you do in this situation?
As always, I am looking for submissions for this topic! If you have a cool little trick you do as far as makeup, skincare, haircare, or anything else, or if you need help with something, shoot me an email so I can make it into a post!