Ice, ice baby
Next, calm any residual ruddiness in your complexion by cooling the “hotspot” as if you were icing an injured knee. Create a quick-and-dirty cold compress by bundling a couple of ice cubes in a wash towel.
Hold it against the blemish for about 30 seconds, then pat dry. The dip in temperature shrinks the skin’s blood vessels (say “vasoconstriction” if you want to impress your dermatologist), dialling back the blotchiness of the blemish. Bonus: This cool trick also takes care of puffiness, pores and such – essentially any and every cosmetic concern.
All that’s left to do is to follow up with a blemish-busting moisturiser to comfort your complexion and mattify your mien through the day. And you’re done! All ready to “face” the world in less than a minute, thereabouts. Sending all of you good skin vibes!
Try: Sisley Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins, $160.
Text: Eugene Quek, Her World Plus / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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