Exams are stressful enough without having to worry about breakouts! If your pre-exam nerves are making their presence felt on your face, here’s how to cover up the evidence without contributing to the problem.
This probably won’t come as a surprise, but cleansing your face regularly is essential for warding off and treating skin breakouts and blemishes. Cleanse twice a day and only use a mild, soap-free formula. This will help prevent further skin irritation and inflammation. Oh, and don’t forget to dry off with a clean towel to avoid dabbing more bacteria onto your face!
Toning is such an under-rated aspect of a woman’s beauty routine, but it can make all the difference when it comes to dealing with stress-related acne.
Believe it or not, acne-prone, oily skin needs moisturising too! Just be sure to invest in a non-comedogenic product. In other words, one that won’t block your pores.
Covering up pimples and acne isn’t as tricky as it may seem, especially if you have the right products on hand. After applying a primer, which will help keep your makeup in place, like the smooth Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, cover up your spots individually with a concealer. The natural-looking NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand is sure to get the job done and will almost certainly become a go-to product in your daily makeup routine.
Finally, using clean fingers or a clean beauty blender, apply a lightweight, oil-free foundation. It should be matte to help prevent a greasy sheen appearing later on in the day. We love the pore-minimising Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation.
While you may be tempted to apply tons of powder to keep oiliness at bay, this can often draw unwanted attention to your spots. A feather-light layer of setting powder, like the 24-hour matte L'Oréal Paris Infallible Powder, is more than enough!
See? Easy-peasy. At least that’s one stressor eliminated. Now you can focus less on the marks on your face and more on getting the marks that you actually deserve!