How To Power Through A Bad Skin Day | Clozette

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It could be due to hormones, environmental changes, or just plain stress, but the feeling of waking up with quite a number of new pesky spots is disheartening. During these days, called “bad skin days,” we know the feeling of not wanting to go out into the world.

But the world, whether we have good skin days or bad skin days, still goes on and we have to move with it. Which is why we’re kicking bad skin days to the curb with products that will fight them off for good! So, do you want to learn how to power through a bad skin day? Then keep reading below for the list of products you will need!


A gentle cleanser

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We know it’s tempting to get your most powerful cleanser and try to remove the blemishes away. But dont, because you might do more harm than good. When it comes to spots and pimples, gentle cleansers are the best option! So take your most gentle cleanser and softly massage your face, wash it off and pat your skin dry! And remember, never ever rub!

Ice cubes

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It’s unconventional, but hear us out on. Applying ice cubes over a pimple actually reduces the swelling and redness! Just make sure that the ice isn’t fresh from the freezer and has melted a little bit, so you don’t break any veins on your skin. Gently rub it all over your face or your spots, pat it dry, and in a few minutes, your skin’s redness and sensitivity will disappear!


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To get through a bad skin day, you should never ever strip your skin with harsh products. Hydrating it is one of the most important things to do -- the new pimples might have popped up due to your skin being dehydrated, forcing it to produce more oil. So once you’re done icing your skin, lather on your favorite moisturiser and let your skin drink it all up!


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Another important thing when getting through a bad skin day, or any day for that matter, is to always apply sunscreen before going out. Since your skin might be extra sensitive, don’t aggravate it even more by allowing the sun to zap it with its harmful UV rays. Use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 before leaving your house, and if you’re going to be under the sun a lot, keep reapplying it every 2 hours.

Foundation with salicylic acid

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When you’re breaking out, it’s best to leave the skin alone by not applying makeup over it. But if you really want to, use foundations that have salicylic acid in them so that they treat your skin as well! And even better would be to use a hydrating foundation so that it doesn’t dry out your skin even more!

Bold lipstick

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If you want to divert attention away from your breakouts, wearing a bold lipstick will not only help, but can amp up your confidence too! Whether you want to rock a berry shade, a classic red, or a vibrant fuchsia, is up to you. Bold lipstick will not only brighten up your look, it will also add a chic touch to any OOTD you want to rock!


How do you power through bad skin days? Share with us your tips in the comment section below!



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Your skin is an obvious indicator of how you feel inside. In short, your skin will say it all. It's the only skin you will ever get, so your daily habits really mean everything.

So if you’re new to skincare, here are our basic skincare tips to get your skin on the road to flawlessness!


Never sleep with makeup on

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Makeup addicts should know this! It's actually a sin for girls to sleep with makeup on. In doing so, you are actually giving time for bacteria to grow on your face and that's one reason you may be breaking out.

Protect yourself from the sun

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Many girls skip this part, but just so you know, the sun is a wrinkle culprit and moisture bandit, so make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours.


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Your skin is composed of several layers. Did you know that it takes roughly one month for new cells to get all the way to the top? So exfoliating once a week will remove the dead skin cells on your skin surface, leaving it shiny and fresh. But be careful in choosing an exfoliator. Some have rough beads that can scrape your skin and leave it more prone to damage.

Moisturise your skin

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Moisturising your skin will keep it looking radiant and glowing throughout the day. Just remember to carefully choose the moisturiser that suits your skin best. Proper moisturising restores the natural moisture to your skin, making it more soft, supple and glowing.

Stay hydrated

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Your skin contains 64% water. Drinking lots of water keeps your skin from looking dull and makes your pores less prominent. Research shows that when skin is hydrated, it is less prone to ‘cracking' which can cause irritations.


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Most women today often have more than one job -- they're loving mothers, caring sisters, powerful executives, creative artists, loyal best friends, and so much more. So juggling both a hectic work and personal life can leave them at a loss when it comes for time for themselves, much less a beauty routine!

Luckily, we have come up with skincare and beauty tips for all professional and busy women out there! So if you’re someone who’s constantly on-the-go and needs quick and easy routines, then keep reading below for some easy skincare and beauty regimens!


Morning Skincare

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For the day, you don’t have to cleanse your face so much because your skin hasn’t been exposed to a lot of external factors! So cleaning your skin with some micellar water will remove any surface dirt and debris that could have accumulated during your sleep, while hydrating it for a soft finish. Follow your cleanser with a moisturiser with SPF to protect your skin from the harsh Sun rays, which can cause premature aging and wrinkles, as well as even and smooth out your skin!

Makeup for the Office

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For a quick makeup routine that can take you from bare to glam in under 15 minutes, take a powder foundation and liberally apply this all over your face, layering more on areas you think need more coverage. Follow it up with a highlighting concealer under your eyes to make you look more awake, and take a tinted brow gel and brush it on your eyebrows for an easy brow-grooming session! Take a shimmery, light or nude-coloured eyeshadow for a sheer wash of colour on your lids, followed by coats of mascara, and apply your favourite lipstick as your blush and lip colour! Easy, right?

Evening Skincare

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At the end of the day, when you’re tired and lazy to do anything else, just get up and go to your bathroom to do a quick run of your evening skincare routine — trust us, you’ll thank us the next day!

Remove all your makeup using the soft side of the NIVEA 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Wipes, and follow it up by gently rubbing the textured side to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells. Double cleanse in the evening by using a cleansing oil to remove any bit of makeup that may have been left, and after, mix in a drop of your face serum with your night time moisturiser to repair, restore, and hydrate your skin while you sleep! Finish off your routine with a few dots of eye cream and you’ll be ready to hit the sheets!


What are your skincare and beauty routines? Share it with us in the comment section below!