It’s happened to all of us before. The day before our big date, Mount Vesuvius erupts on our chin. Dry your tears, soldier, and follow our orders!
Every regular Tinder user knows that the worst thing to happen before a big date is waking up to a gargantuan mountain on your face (that no amount of concealer or foundation could ever hide). If you’re lucky, it pops up a few days before and clears up before D-day but what do you do if it’s the night before, or worse, the morning of?!
It may seem simple, but ice takes the swelling down nicely. Wrap it in a clean cloth and apply where needed.
COSRX Pimple Patchesare an absolute lifesaver. Apply the night before and let the patch suck out the contents.
AC Cleanupis perfect to apply earlier in the day as well as later on. I use the night version in the day if I am staying home. Only apply it on the individual spots. Kate Somerville EradiKateis another option.
When you need to rush to work, apply a spot treatment after applying ice.
As an absolute last resort for a particularly important date, you could get a steroid injection directly to the area from your dermatologist, which is how celebs always have flawless skin when they step onto the red carpet.
It is also not a bad idea to have a few pick-me-ups on top of damage control. After going through the effort to have perfect skin, you might as well do a little extra for your lips and brighten your skin. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips and apply a night mask the night before to give your face that extra glow.
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