6 Quick Fixes for Skin Emergencies

All the preparation for your big day can go for a toss at the final few hours or on the final day because you are too stressed out and have a million things on your mind. Your skin decides to wreak havoc at the last minute. Instead of hiding or staying away from appearances, you can always try some of these quick fixes.

Here are some of the common skin emergencies we face and the quick fixes for them.

1. Pimples

Do not ever break them. You will just make the problem worse. Use eye drops. This helps take the redness off. Then apply a little foundation and concealer to disguise it. You are good to go.

2. Dry lips

Brush them. Use water or an exfoliating gel to remove the dead skin. Lipstick added after this looks shinier and prettier.

3. Puffy eyes

Too little sleep, heavy drinking, and stressing out can give you those horrible bags under the eyes. Rub an ice cube over it or dunk your eyes in a bowl of ice water as long as you can take it. The puffiness goes down. Use clever makeup to take the attention from your eyes if you are not happy.

4. Dull looking skin

You can’t have great-looking skin in a day, but good makeup gets you there for a few hours. The trick is to make it look natural, so apply a bronzer and then top it off with blush and some shimmer. Highlight the areas where you would expect your skin to glow more.

5. Sunburn

You tend to get red or darker when you get burnt in the sun. To get rid of this, put honey on your skin. Honey reduces the redness in your skin and also soothes it.

6. Red nose

Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer is cute, but a red nose will shift the attention from your face and clothes to just your nose. Stop touching your nose so often, put some hydrocortisone and antibiotic ointment on your nose and then add some concealer. And stop blowing your nose too hard.

The best bet is makeup and good makeup at that. If you cannot do it yourself, go to a salon before you head out. If you do not have the time, take good care to apply the makeup and try to shift the attention from the damaged area to other places.

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