Important events require a flawless, radiant look. In fact, a woman wants to look great all the time, regardless the occasion. Still, there are times when just before a major event you notice a pimple, dark circles or other unwanted beauty issues. In these circumstances it is crucial to know some quick and easy fixes in order to solve beauty emergencies. Take a look at some of the most common problems we have to deal with and see how to solve them in an instant and still look gorgeous and glowing.
Most common skin issue? Pimples, of course! And the worst thing about pimples is that they appear in the most inappropriate moment. We don’t know how they manage to do this, yet pimples seem to make their big entrance one night before having to attend a major event. Still, no need to panic as there are fixes for this too. For example, apply some aspirin mixed with a little bit of water. The salicylic acid found in aspirin is usually combined with other active ingredients in products to fight acne. You can also use some toothpaste and apply directly on the pimple. Make sure it is paste and not gel! Another option that seems to be the most efficient would be to put an ice pack on the pimple for 5 to 10 minutes to reduce swelling, and then pat the area dry and apply benzoyl peroxide cream.
Dark circles under the eyes
Wow, those mysterious panda eyes! Dark circles under the eyes were always a big problem as they tend to age us and add a tired and dull appearance to our look. Besides, they are really unattractive. The most effective remedy for dark circles are the already famous slices of cucumber which will sooth and cool those raccoon eyes. Leave them on for 5-10 minutes. If you’re out of cucumbers, you can still apply an used, squeezed out green or black tea bag. The caffeine contained in tea bags represent a great fix for dark circles by diminishing puffiness.
Tea bags work great for puffy eyes too. The easiest way is to apply chamomile tea for about 15 minutes. Chamomile acts as an anti-inflammatory that can help reduce swelling and puffiness. Whenever using this type of treatment, make sure not to get tea in your eyes. Puffiness is one annoying issue caused by water retention or excessive amount of salt in one’s diet. Another successful depuff method is to hold a spoon that’s been previously chilled in the freezer.
Oily skin is so problematic. Still, there is one good news for those of you who have to face the unwanted shine on chin and forehead: people with oily skin tend to wrinkle less. However, how can we manage skin that in the late afternoon becomes so shiny? Try to always carry in your handbag some blotting papers that will absorb the excess oil and shine. Afterwards, you can start refreshing your look and apply powder.
Greasy, lifeless hair is not too aesthetic indeed. However, when you are in a hurry and just don’t have time for a shower, there is always a great solution: dry shampoo. This is the perfect saving fix that absorbs the oil from hair follicles and reduces the shine. Dry shampoo has a powdered texture that cleans your hair without water. Use this type of shampoo occasionally, in times of beauty emergencies.
Not a too alluring view, isn’t it? The best thing to do in this type of makeup emergency is to take a tissue and pour some lotion on it. Next, apply it on the problematic area and remove the mascara residue. Don’t use water! As a final step, use a little concealer or foundation and powder. The perfect way to brighten up your look!
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