Bad skin days have a tendency to occur at the worst time possible. If experience has taught us anything, it’s that your skin is bound to breakout or appear dull and flaky on the days when you’re expected to take picture after picture, effectively documenting your bad skin day for all to see for years to come. But, you don’t have to succumb to a bad skin day and let your skin be captured on film at its worst. Whether your skin is looking tired, blemished, or just plain blah, there are a number of skin care tips that can help give your complexion a boost when you need it most. So, next time your skin is looking far from its best, give the following tips a try.
Bad skin day tip #1: Start with a clean canvas
While washing your face won’t necessarily wash away your skin care woes, whatever they may be, cleansing your skin helps set the stage for the rest of your essential bad day skin care steps. Think about your skin type and choose a cleansing option that best suits your needs. If your skin is extra oily, try a foaming or gel-based cleanser like the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser. Or, if your skin is dry and dull, look for a cream cleanser or hydrating micellar water like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal To Dry Skin.
Bad skin day tip #2: Slough away dullness
If your skin is looking tired and lackluster, give it a quick refining boost by exfoliating its surface. Sloughing away dead skin cells from the surface of your skin will reveal younger, brighter-looking cells that were buried underneath. If your skin is dry or sensitive, consider using a pre-soaked glycolic acid peel pad, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads, to dissolve away dead cells. If your skin is oily, look for an exfoliating face scrub or mask. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask.
Bad skin day tip #3: Address your concerns with a face mask
Take 10-15 minutes to address your specific skin care concern, whatever it may be, with a face mask. If excess oil and shine are what’s causing your bad skin day, try a face mask that can purify your pores and mattify shine, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask. If your skin is looking dull and drab, try a face mask that can illuminate your complexion, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask.
Bad skin day tip #4: Moisturize to get glowing skin
Bad skin day tip #5: Apply a skin smoother to blur imperfections
Sometimes, when you use a lot of makeup to cover up imperfections, you end up making them appear even more noticeable. Heavy foundations and concealers can appear cakey when applied over blemishes, and fine lines and wrinkles can look exaggerated if powders settle into the creases. Instead of piling on the makeup, opt for a fresh-faced look by applying a skin smoother, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur, in place of face makeup. A skin smoother can help blur the look of imperfections and hydrate your skin, which is really all you need!
Bad skin day tip #6: Use a vitamin C serum
Skin looking less than radiant? Add a vitamin C serum to your routine! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum helps to restore a healthy radiance and reduce wrinkles. Apply it morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Bad skin day tip #7: Grab an eye cream
Have you fallen victim to a lack of sleep? If your eyes are giving you away, grab an eye cream, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment. Formulated with patented Pro-Xylane and hyaluronic acid, this concentrated serum has a silky texture that’s applied with a cooling applicator tip. The formula works to fight wrinkles, replenish, and resurface skin.
Bad skin day tip #8: Apply an SPF
The sun can do some serious damage to your skin, and the last thing you need on a bad skin day is a sunburn. Not only that but skipping sun protection is sure to mean more bad skin days in the future. Take the right precautions by using a moisturizer formulated with a broad-spectrum SPF. Try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, which is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30, glycolic acid, and vitamin C to leave you with radiant, soft skin.
You can never be too prepared for a bad skin day! Next, find more helpful tips in our article, 16 Tips for Clear Skin, Plus Why Your Skin Is Breaking Out.