Need a quick beauty fix? Try these ideas to keep your skin radiant and flawless next time you're in a time crunch.
Problem: Ingrown hair along bikini line.
Quick Fix: Well, the best fix for this problem is to look into Laser Hair Removal, since then you wont have to worry about those little red bumps that often appear after shaving. But if you get a bump or two on your way to the pool, try dipping a paper towel in cold water, or wrapping it around an ice cube, and holding it against the offending bump, for 5-10 minutes. The cold should reduce the swelling and redness, making the bump less noticeable.
Problem: The night-before zit.
Quick Fix: Developing an angry zit the night before a big day? DON'T pop it or pick it open. DIY surgery will only inflame the area more and can even spread bacteria around to other areas of your face. Instead, try washing your face, then gently dabbing a little over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on the pimple. The medication in the cream should calm the redness and size of the pimple. For anything more than the occasional zit, though, you should really see a skin care expert to get the best in prescription acne treatment.
Problem: Puffy undereye circles.
Quick Fix: If the undereye area gives you chronic problems, you may want to talk to you cosmetic professional about possible dermal filler injections, BOTOX, or other long-term solutions. But if your puffy eyes are simply due to lack of sleep or too much fun the night before, try a cool compress--run a wash cloth under cold water and lay across your eyes for 10 minutes. If you still need some help, carefully dabbing a tiny bit of Preparation H hemorrhoid cream--you heard me--can tighten up that puffy skin. Then, use a light-reflective or yellow-toned concelar makeup to counteract the dark circles.
Remember, it's always a good idea to ask a professional before trying at-home remedies. With the help of some creative thinking and quick action, your last-minute beauty woes can become the molehills of your day.