It happens to all of us. Bad skin day. We all get through it, right? A pimple here, panda eye circles there. And what irritates us the most, is that the ‘bad skin day’ always seem to pop up at the worst of times. Like, taking a picture for ID (Ugh..).
But through out the years we have learned what works best for our skin, and also few tricks that like magic, turn our skin from dull and flaky to the glowy and healthy. In just a few minutes. Here is our secret:
Trick number 1 #face masks
We are obsessed with face masks. As we both have combination skin, which tends to fluctuate from super oily to dry, face masks really do wonders. We really love trying out new masks, but we always come back to the Clean Skin Black Mineral Mask from Avon, which really purifies pores and evens out our skin in general.
Trick number 2 #concealer
Having a badass concealer is a MUST! It’s a real-life eraser tool, just a few dabs and all the blemishes and imperfections will instantly disappear. We love Soft Matte Complete Concealer by Nars. It is the holy grail of concealers. It stays all day, it looks very natural, and it covers the most stubborn blemishes.
Trick number 3 #ice
Ice is your skincare hero. Believe us. Not only it can reduce redness, but it is also a great way to get the blood flowing and brighten your complexion. We found out about this on Lisa Eldridge Youtube Channel, and we absolutely love it! Treating your skin with ice is also great to get rid of under eye bags and pimples.
Trick number 4 #moisturize
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Layering a serum or a facial oil can really ramp up skin glow and radiance. Especially if you are having a problem with dull, dry skin.
Our favorites are definitely Argan oil and Avene Hydrance Light Emulsion…
Trick number 5 #toothpaste
This is our emergency pimple treatment. And it works! Just a little dab of toothpaste on a pimple, and few minutes after, it is gone.
When it comes to makeup and getting that professional look in just a few minutes, beauty bloggers definitely know the best. We asked three amazing beauty bloggers to share their makeup tricks and secrets when they’re having a bad skin day, here is what they said.
Lyndsey ,LYNDS ONLINE
For bad skin days (and they certainly do happen to everyone!) instinct would be to cover blemishes in layers and layers of product.
My trick is actually to use one layer of a full coverage concealer, on top of CC cream. The Makeup Revolution concealer is one I’d recommend to all! The Colour Correcting Cream reduces redness and concealer covers. Too many layers can make things worse!!
Charline, CHARLINE HAS A BLOG
I’d say my trick is never to put extra skin care products on my face as that won’t solve the problem, or at least not immediately. My life saviour on a bad skin day is concealer! As much as I’d like to put on a full coverage foundation, it probably won’t even be enough if I have serious breakouts on my face, so a good long-lasting full-coverage concealer should usually do the trick. If I really have to name-drop, lately I’ve found that the Nars Soft Matte concealer works really well for covering those nasty breakouts.
Ana, 365 BEAUTY TIPS
When I’m having a bad skin day, I spot conceal using my color correcting concealer palette and apply two layers of any high coverage foundation I have at the moment. I always use primer + setting spray to make sure all those layers stay in place. Also, I focus on my eye makeup and blend in darker colors to create a dramatic look and bring attention to my eyes. This way, the pimples are concealed and harder to notice next to the bold eye look!