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Blemishes, acne, pimples, whatever you want to call them, often appear at the most inopportune times, making us feel uncomfortable and undermining our self-esteem.
Despite the “Skin positivity” is increasingly common on social media and helps to improve the way we see and above all “live” our skin, it is still useful to know how to prevent and treat them both from the care side as well as makeup, so that erase the redness and spots after the pimple effectively and without causing further damage.
Pimples are a common skin problem
Acne is a very common skin problem, which it afflicts many people at different stages of life. Whether you’re a teenager struggling with the first blemishes, or an adult who hasn’t yet dealt with those pesky red dots, know that you’re not alone in your battle against pimples.
The triggering factors can be many and different from each other, such as hormonal imbalances, excessive sebum or the accumulation of bacteria on the skin. But one thing is certain: Redness due to skin inflammation can be really frustrating. Not only is it easily noticeable on the face, but it often seems to catch the attention of others just when we would like to go unnoticed.
Fortunately there are different solutions to reduce redness and speed up the healing of pimples. Many cosmetics are specially designed with active ingredients aimed at soothing irritated skin and reducing inflammation caused by acne. These super heroes include salicylic acid, retinol and aloe vera.
In any case, if we are not talking about sporadic pimples but real ones acute form of acneTHE advice is always to consult a dermatologistwho after a thorough examination will be able to prescribe specific creams to solve the problem, taking into account your skin type and needs.
Which ingredients in cosmetics work against redness from pimples?
Skin with pimples often appears red and inflamedmaking it difficult to hide the blemish.
One of the most effective ingredients for calming irritated skin is salicylic acid. This beta-hydroxy acid pit penetrates the surface layers of the skin and helps eliminate dead cells that clog pores, thus helping to prevent new pimples. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and skin sensitivity.
Another useful ingredient is Tea tree. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, this plant extract can help fight inflammation caused by pimples. It also contains the famous catechins, which have been shown to have antibacterial properties against the pathogens responsible for acne.
Aloe is another natural remedy that is very effective in treating redness from pimples. Thanks to its soothing and moisturizing properties, it can reduce the swelling and itching sensation associated with the inflammation of pimples.
How to cover the redness of pimples with make up
When it comes to covering the redness of a pimple, you should always start correction of discoloration with green concealer.
First of all, though, it’s important to prepare the skin. Make sure you clean your face thoroughly and apply a thin layer of moisturizer. This step is fundamental, because it will help you when applying the concealer, avoiding the prominence of percussion and nailswhich are often created around imperfection.
Why do you use a green color corrector?
On the color wheel, green is opposite of red, so by applying a concealer of this color, you will be able to neutralize the redness of your face. Start by applying a small amount of product and blend it gently with a clean brush. If you are dealing with an active pimple, this is better set the green concealer with a veil of powder, so that it does not evaporate due to inflammation or move from the affected area. Only after you’ve completed this foundational step can you move on to your regular foundation and concealer.
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