Give The Pimple-Producing Product Time To Sort Itself Out
Testing out beauty stuff is precisely like sussing out a prospective date. They both deserve the benefit of a ‘grace period’ — but anything beyond that and it’s sayonara, sucker.
What’s an acceptable acclimatization interval? Give it two weeks, tops which is a wee bit more generous than the one week stipulated cosmetic cop Paula Begoun.
if the offender continues to cause chafing or itching past the two week mark, the problem may not be transient and there’s really something in it that’s not sitting well with your skin.
Use It As A Power-Packed Pre-Cleanser
Most rinse-off products are meant to shock and awe your skin into submission without leaving behind any potentially pore-clogging dregs.
If you suspect a cream is too rich for all-night use, slap it onto your dirty makeup before cleansing, let sit for five minutes then take it all off.
Beauty bonus: You’ll find that your makeup washes off that much easier too, thanks to the slip and slide afforded by the extra lubrication.
Just Neck It
Apply all new products on your neck, if they don’t roil up any boils after two weeks of use, they get promoted to your jaw, another week and they bumped up to your cheek.
if something that worked for your jaw causes spots to sprout on your forehead? Easy: Back down the ladder the product goes.
Anything that doesn’t pass eventually gets relegated to the relatively unreactive neck and decolletage — which is just as well since said regions need as much rich lovin as they can get.
Use It To Mix Your Very Own Lip Balm
Your neck’s less susceptible to spots because it has fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands; your lips have non whatsoever.
Translation: Even if the product is question were greasy as ghee, your lips simply can’t break out by virtue of biology alone.
Here’s my super quick and super dirty recipe to transform any comedogenic cream into a lip-loving lotion: Dump equal parts cream and Vaseline jelly into a clean mixing bowl, give it a good stir, then stash the slurry into an airtight jar.
By The Same Token, Use It On Your Hair
This hacks is such a cinch to pull off.
Simply run it through the ends of your tresses as an on-the-go conditioner. No brainer, right?
Text: Eugene Quek/HerWorldPlus