February 10, 2006, Newsletter Issue #156: A Quck Fix

Tip of the Week

Unfortunately, we canít choose the times when our skin will and wonít break out and we sometimes end up with breakouts in the worst of times. Hereís a little secret, however, that can help get you through a disastrous breakout: The key to hiding blemishes is to neutralize the redness.

Try this: Soak a Q-tip in Visine and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes (itís also a good idea to keep pre-frozen ones at hand for an emergency). Hold the tip of the Q-tip up to the blemish for a few moments to alleviate the area. The Visine will help to constrict the blood vessels and reduce redness while the cold will relieve the puffiness. To finish the job, apply a yellow-toned concealer with a fine brush to the blemish to mask it.

* You also can help prevent clogged pores and breakouts by regularly using masques such as the June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque that will keep pores clean as a whistleóprevention is key.

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