Pimple Control – How to Hide a Big Pimple on a Big Night Out

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Pimple ControlIt never fails. You have a big night out planned – a wedding, a reunion or a first date – and a giant pimple rears its ugly head. Even those with the best skin care routines and naturally clear skin will at one time or another have to battle a blemish.

If you have an important event and find a spot is marring your look, here are our five tips to downplay the pimple and highlight your natural beauty.

Keep On Track - Often times when we are faced with a breakout, we bring out the big guns to try and banish the blemishes. Unfortunately, many pimple fighters can be drying and harsh on the skin, leaving you with red, flaky skin surrounding the pimple. When faced with a breakout, continue to wash as you normally do, we suggest our Ain't Misbehavin' medicated aha/bha acne cleanser to gently but thoroughly clean skin, unplug pores and treat acne.

Treat Carefully - Before your big event, you will be tempted to spot treat the pimple with one of those harsh, paste-like pimple fighters from your teenage years. Avoid the temptation! These drying formulas can suck up all the moisture in skin, leaving dry red patches that are hard to cover. Instead go for an all over, oil fighting mask. We suggest our Ain't Misbehavin' intensive skin-correcting sulfur acne mask to correct and rebalance your natural skin chemistry and help prevent the formation of acne blemishes.  The mask will help fight your breakout and provide a refreshing, soothing experience with its therapeutic, herb-scented formula.

Ice It Down - Finally, before you begin your makeup application, spend a few minutes icing down the biggest pimple offenders. This simple and free DIY remedy can help reduce the size, redness, pain and longevity of a pimple, making it easier to cover for your big event. Click here to read all about Ice, the Secret Pimple Fighter.

Cover It Up - To best cover a pimple, start by moisturizing your skin to ensure a smooth application of foundation and concealer. All skin types, even oily ones, need regular moisturizing. If you are acne-prone, we recommend Ain't Misbehavin' skin clarifying & mattifying sunscreen spf 30 PA+++ to clarify and mattify skin with its lightweight, moisturizing formula.

Next, if needed, apply an even layer of foundation, tinted moisturizer or BB cream (try DERMAdoctor DD Cream dermatologically defining bb cream spf 30) over your entire face, using a brush or sponge to blend it into the skin. Then reach for a creamy concealer in a shade that matches your skin tone and follow these steps:

1. Using a small brush deposit a pinhead sized bit of concealer right in the middle of the pimple.
2. Wipe the excess concealer off of the brush.
3. Blend the concealer from the middle to the outer edges away from pimple. Try not to disturb the center concealer too much; you want it to be concentrated over the middle of the blemish.
4. Use soft, short strokes to ‘stipple’ the edges of the concealer and blend it into your skin tone.
5. Once you have completely covered the red spot, lightly dust over it with a translucent powder to lock the concealer in place.

These simple steps will help calm your skin and cover even your largest pimples. Now put on your favorite outfit and a pair of fierce shoes and enjoy your night!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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