There's nothing like a breakout to make you feel self-conscious and ruin the effect of your perfectly-applied liquid eyeliner, foundation, tube mascara and blush. With each outbreak, it might seem that zits are the only thing you can focus on in the mirror. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ensure that your face remains clean and clear to reflect your natural beauty.
As with most problems, acne breakouts are best handled by preventative measures. This means washing your face daily to get rid of dirt, oil and other impurities that could clog your pores. It also means moisturizing to prevent your skin from getting irritated. Avoid touching your face or using makeup and skincare products with ingredients that could be too harsh for your skin, and always use sunscreen to prevent damage that could lead to pimples.
If you manage to break out despite your best efforts, there are ways to treat the problem and prevent acne from coming back. Use an over-the-counter cream with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to get rid of zits when you're at home. If you find yourself in a situation where a product like this isn't readily available, Allure Magazine suggests using hydrogen peroxide solution to eliminate bacteria and aspirin to get rid of the spot. Just crush one tablet and mix with water to form a paste, then leave it on overnight.
While your blemish is being treated, it might be necessary to cover it up in the meantime. Cosmopolitan Magazine suggests using a perfectly-matched concealer to cover the zit before you apply foundation. Use a concealer brush with bristles that can get into the nooks and crannies of the blemish, then use it to carefully blend the product out into the skin surrounding the mark to make it disappear. Apply foundation as usual, then tap a bit of loose powder on the pimple to prevent any oil from melting off your coverage.
With these tips, you should be able to handle any breakout that might come your way. If your case of acne is very severe however, you might want to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription for a stronger treatment. Otherwise, you should end up with clear skin that will provide the perfect backdrop for all of your blinc cosmetics, whether it's eyebrow mousse, liquid eyeliner or tube mascara.